Update: Blizzard has added the Imperius Spotlight video that you can watch above.
Imperius, the Archangel of Valor and the de facto ruler of the Angiris Council, has followed his arch-nemesis Diablo right into Nexus.
Leader of the Angiris Council and Aspect of Valor, Imperius has valiantly led the armies of the High Heavens to innumerous victories over the demons of the Burning Hells. While his methods are exact and severe, there is no greater defender of righteousness in the entirety of creation.
The official Heroes of the Storm Twitter has confirmed this long-awaited hero joining the roster of the game. There are currently no details as to his class or abilities.
Out of the High Heavens, and into the Nexus! Imperius will be playable on the PTR starting January 2. pic.twitter.com/k1wHaEWkZi
— Heroes of the Storm (@BlizzHeroes) December 28, 2018
With Imperius arriving in the Nexus, the game offers almost the entire Angiris Council in its roster: Tyrael, Auriel, Malthael and soon Imperius himself. The only missing member is Itherael, the Archangel of Fate.
While there is no Imperius Highlights yet, take a look at the animated short called Diablo 3: Wrath to see the Angiris Council in fight with demonic hordes.
With Blizzard moving Heroes of the Storm developers to other projects, the MOBA’s future looks grim. During the holidays, Heroes Production Director Kaéo Milker reached out to the community to share his vision for the future:
What we want to do beyond those releases is currently under discussion across the Heroes of the Storm team. The plans moving forward are going to be focused on the things that the Heroes team and all of you in our community are excited for. Our team has always thrived when we’re working on things we’re passionate about. While our team is smaller, we’re a fully functional group of developers who can create the features and content we all want, in time. I know everyone is eager to hear more, but we’re still in the early stages of these conversations, so we’ll share updates once the team has made some decisions.
And while I can’t give you all the details just yet, I will also say that we’re actively discussing not only the right cadence for our patches and content – we’re also reconsidering some very core areas of the game to identify more ways we can make Heroes even better for players.
Just a few of the many things we’re currently discussing include:
- Finalizing the Hero Role overhaul
- Timing for rolling out the Ranked Play consolidation and improvements we discussed at BlizzCon
- Bringing back the ability to directly purchase individual skins with Gems
- Adding the ability to get more content like skins and mounts with Gold
So, in summary: meaningful changes are here now, and more content and updates are on the way shortly. As we move into the new year, please be valiant with us as we take some time to evaluate our new approach to all the exciting things we want to do. And as always, please share your thoughts on what you would like to see in 2019 while letting us know how we can continue improving this game that we all love.
You can find the entire post here.