Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release date for the heavily-anticipated ‘Rise of the Necromancer’ update for its popular hack-and-slash, action-RPG Diablo III.

Starting June 27, 2017, players will have access to the new Necromancer class, which will be available for USD$15 once patch 2.6.0 goes live. The update will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The Necromancer was a fan-favorite from Diablo II, and will be playable in both Diablo III’s campaign and adventure mode. The pack will include a little more than the new class, such as a non-combat pet, cosmetic wings, and other aesthetic additions that offer some more personalization to the game.

Regardless of whether or not a player purchases the new pack to receive access to the Necromancer, new content will be available in the form of dungeons. This content comes free with patch 2.6.0 for those who own the ‘Reaper of Souls’ expansion. The content includes new zones, the Realms of Fate, and Challenge Rifts.

Diablo III is a hack-and-slash, action-RPG developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game released in the Americas, Europe, South Korea, and Taiwan on May 15, 2012, and Russia on June 7, 2012 for PC and Mac. Versions were released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 3, 2013, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 19, 2014. Diablo III is one of the most popular games created by Blizzard Entertainment, receiving positive reviews from critics.

Blizzard Entertainment is the video game developer behind the ever-popular World of Warcraft (WoW) MMORPG, which released on November 23, 2004, and is one of the longest running online games to date. As of January 2014, over 100 million WoW accounts have been created in the game’s lifetime.

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