Diablo III’s Barbarian Gets New Details, Fresh Video

Learn more about the tough Barbarian and watch him in action

By on April 12th, 2012 16:11 GMT

Blizzard continues sharing more details about the different classes included in its upcoming Diablo III role-playing dungeon crawler, this time shedding some light on the Barbarian, with new details and a fresh video being released.

Diablo 3 is getting ready to appear next month, so developer Blizzard has begun revealing more interesting details about the game, from its special and quite challenging Inferno mode, to the different classes that are included in its experience.

We’ve already learned more about the Demon Hunter and now it’s time for the Barbarian to enter the spotlight, as Blizzard has now posted a new batch of details about the gruff warrior, alongside a special video.

“The barbarians. Mighty warriors whose strength and ferocity are a match for any foe, whether slavering beast or foul demon. Tall, broad, and rippling with muscle, the barbarian can bear a heavy weapon too large for a commoner to lift, or wield two full-sized armaments—one in each hand—with wickedly lethal purpose. In the wild and monstrous lands of Sanctuary, there is nothing more frightening than a barbarian with a dry blade,” the studio revealed.

The origins of the barbarians were also detailed by the developer, as they were originally the guardians of a revered artifact on Mount Arreat but are now getting ready to face a new challenge. Check out the detailed descriptions below.

Since time immemorial, sacred Mount Arreat was known as the resting place for an artifact of untold power, an artifact vital to the very existence of humanity, known as the Worldstone. The guardians of this revered place were the barbarian tribes of the Northern Steppes, led by their enigmatic and legendary king, Bul-Kathos. Rumors abound of this primal barbarian's great size and strength. Some tales say he was nephalem, the self-appointed protector of the Worldstone. Regardless, the barbarians refer to themselves as the "Children of Bul-Kathos," and none can deny the tangible witness they bear to his mighty stature, or the valiant resolve with which they performed their vigil.

Their charge transformed the barbarians from simple farm folk to nomadic zealots—faithful warriors who roamed the boundaries of their realm with tireless watchfulness. The barbarians fulfilled their purpose with unwavering determination for centuries, dwelling in a pristine state of isolation. Anything that could lead toward distraction or weakness was pushed aside, including politics, magic, trade, and machinery. Tribes patrolling Mount Arreat brooked no intrusion from outsiders, without question or parley. It was a pure existence, a life committed to the sword, axe, spear, shield, and duty above all else.

Diablo III is out on May 15 for the PC and Mac platforms. Until then, you can admire more details about its Barbarian class in the video below.

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