The official Diablo III website is now offering a glimpse into the male version of the Wizard class. Although no real new information was provided, the Wizard section was updated with an in-game, animated rendition of the male character as well as concept art and a few screenshots.
Thankfully Blizzard has taken a new route with the male Wizard, trashing the cliché characteristics normally associated with the class: long shapeless robes, floppy hats, a gray beard. This Wizard looks like he means business, donning sinister-looking armor and a helmet that could very well receive television signals from the future.
But while Blizzard continues to work on the third Diablo installment, there's indication that Activision Blizzard plans to take the franchise further than the current game in development. According to a recent SEC filing by Activision, "Blizzard is currently developing new games, including a new expansion pack to the World of Warcraft franchise, Cataclysm, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, which will be released with the new and improved Battle.net, and sequels to the Diablo franchise."
Is Blizzard already planning for a Diablo IV? More than likely Activision Blizzard is referring to expansion packs for the current PC game rather than full-blown sequels. The company (along with Sierra Entertainment) released only one expansion pack for Diablo II called Lord of Destruction, published June 29, 2001.