Diablo’s Facebook “likes” clicked past the 625k mark today, and thus we has a new pretty! After last week’s update, when the artwork was a repeat but the screenshot was new and awesome, they’ve switched it up on us. This time the screenshot is a repeat, previously released via the Blizzcon 2010 press kit, while the artwork is new and quite nice.
It shows the Tristram Cathedral from almost a map’s-eye PoV, with much of “New” Tristram laid out in the distance, just ripe for destruction from falling meteors, rampaging demons, or the more typical cause of civilizational-decline; human stupidity. Such as re-building a cursed village right beside a ruined cathedral from which vast hordes of demons regularly vomit.
The screen, featuring a Poison Dart blowing Witch Doctor, is to the right in thumb size; click the Cathedral image below to see it much larger.
Click through to see the D1 version of this structure, compared to an earlier D3 concept version.
Here’s the Diablo I version of the cathedral, beside an earlier D3 concept art. Which was also devoid of crosses or any other Christian iconography. Click either image for larger views.