Blizzard announced an expansion to Diablo 3. It will add a fifth act, approximately the size of Act II in Diablo 3.
It will also increase level caps from 60 to 70 and remove caps on paragon levels (level 1000?). Oh, and it will add ONE new class – the Crusader, a heavily armored melee class.
Athene has an interview about the expansion called Reaper of Souls.
- Nephalem Trials are portals you step into and are challenge-based encounters. Some of them you will fight wave after wave of enemies and depending on how fast you clear the challenege, you will be rewarded with X number of Resplendent Chests. These waves get progressively harder and harder
- You never know where you’re going to find these portals since they are randomly generated in the world. Once you step in, your goal is “How far can I get in the allotted time?”
- No PvP for the expansion and no PvP planned. They’re experimenting with some stuff internally but no progress has been made so far. The minute they find something that works is when they’ll announce they have something being made
- No plans to change the existing Acts in any way (quests/color/etc) although when leveling the Crusader, there’ll obviously be new dialogue throughout the Acts when followers reply / talk to NPCs