Nightfalls: Diablo Clone or Copy?


Nightfalls is a browser based free to play MMO by 37Games. This little gem of a game popped up on reddit. The game features an archangel who falls from heaven and comes down to help the people of this world to defeat the demons.

Her name is Sherri, and she has five followers: Crusader, Warlock, Cabalist, Monk, and Witch Doctor. Their recently released concept art you might find familiar in many ways. Some of these will be blatant, while others will have their own twist, but still have certain art being reused.

The setting also feels familiar to Diablo. Here’s the background from the games facebook page.

A long time ago, the battle between angels and devils was still raging. Archangel Arius fell in love with devil Lilith and defected. This unholy union of angel and devil brought an offspring of humans. Afterwards, angels won the battle with devils and sealed three Devil Kings temporarily with the Sealing Stone. However, angels have differences of opinion on how to deal with human beings. In the Angel Congress, Sherri admitted to protecting human beings and also granted human beings the duty to guard Sealing Stone. The human hero King Lee Twist who had once sealed Devil King was in turn lured by Devil King and proceeded to lose his mind. The Sealing Stone loosened and Angel Congress was disappointed with human beings. Therefore, in order to save human beings, Sherri gave up her angel status and came to the earth to find the Sealing Stone with human beings. At this time, the daughter of Devil King, Sia, found the Sealing Stone and became the new Dark Goddess. Even though Sia was Sherri’s friend, she had to kill Sia. As the one who sealed the Devil King, the fate befell to him and memories of the battle are destined to plague his mind forever.

You can also find a more in depth description of the game here.

But what this falls into is this: Is it a DiabloWikiDiablo clone or copy? The art above makes me feel like the game will have a diablo clone feel. Sadly no game-play is even shown yet just concept art. While the copy aspect is clearly in the concept art and idea of the followers. I think its a blend of the two with some twists. What do you guys think?

Update#1: Oh it looks like they removed all of their diablo looking images save for this new one with the monk.

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  1. Well, wonder what their target audience is, hmmm?

    One look as those mammaries and all demons will be stopped dead in their tracks. Who needs to fight?

    • Just think about it for a second:
      They took the Diablo source material, tuned it to look like an extremely cliché, absurdly colorful kiddy manga adaption and it looks ——— well, virtually the same as D3.

      Not quite the ‘gothic horror’ style the original Diablo game stood for, huh?

  2. I’ll start playing that after I finish watching Ardennes Fury (http://www.theasylum.cc/product.php?id=260)

  3. Big boobs, unrealistic outfit functions, “MMO”…is this a Korean developer?

    • Going from the website: Chinese. As an actual MMO, the constant gearwall of Inferno at release would actually work. As such, it will have an even greater demand for a player driven character developement system complementing the item hunt up and running, be balanced directly with PvP in mind or something else to keep interest ongoing, though. Else it’ll take a similar drop in active playerbase as D3 had. (Perhaps even faster, if the similarities are too great, as it wouldn’t be quite as fresh anymore.)

      I doubt that the developer could get even near the smootheness of D3s primary gameplay to start with. But I wouldn’t mind, if they’d be able taking all that’s good in D3, avoiding similar mistakes and adding both an interesting character developement system and a competitive but fair PvP part to their Browserworld of Diablo. My hopes are low, though. (At the moment it looks like a cheap pay2win-ripoff scam, just riding on the wave of D3s reputation…)

  4. OK, I got as far as “archangel(In)Arius” :)Clearly they didn’t even bother to think up the original names. Angel that helps humans should be named Tyria ;P
    Then again, Diablo clone with “moar bewbs”? I’m game 🙂

  5. Angel Sherri looks nice 😉

  6. Hey.. How come their “diablo” isn’t some female monster? They should out do PoE and have her with SIX breasts!

  7. If the settings are darker, it could be nice ! It’s like dota2 or hon or lol same type of game

  8. How or where can I play this? On their website there is no mention about this game.

  9. This kind of flat theft of intellectual property and artistic inspiration makes me sick. Giving it a front page spotlight only helps people want to play it.

  10. Wow, they didn’t even bother changing Lilith’s name? I mean, they did go to all the trouble of removing the *In* from Inarius. They go so far as to even having the two hook up and spawning nephe…er I mean, humans. Yeah, this is a pretty blatant rip-off. I am no master of copyright law, but I am sure Blizzard will have an attorney or two giving this a look over.

  11. can’t think of all the games made i never played that benefited from the design and playstyle that the diablo franchise was first to create.

    but everyone has to make a living and nowadays a game can rarely be created that does not have an inspirational successor.

    so cudos for free.

  12. International theft outside national copyright law is a constant thing. If you hate this, better burn all your copies of the Lion King (go look up Kimba the White Lion, you’ll see).

  13. Boobs aside, I bet you will be able to bind any ability to any mouse button.

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