Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls expansion announced at Gamescom

D3-Expansion Blizzard revealed today at Gamescom Diablo 3's expansion called Reaper of Souls. The expansion will feature a new act, a new class called The Crusader, changes on how loot works, and an endgame option called "loot runs". The big baddie for Reaper of Souls is non other than the angel of death himself, Malthael. The opening cinematic for the expansion was also released, check it out below.

The new class the Crusader is the Paladin equivalent for Diablo 3. It's a holy class, but nothing like the Paladin. They describe the Crusader as war machine made human. They also mentioned an overhaul of the loot system in the expansion, calling it loot 2.0. It's said to feature "smart loot" which gives you a bigger chance to pick up items tailored for your class. They will also be reducing the number of loot usually dropped in the game, to reduced all the useless items you find on the ground. I'm assuming their talking about the white gear.

A new artisan will also be included in Reaper of Souls, the Mystic. She allows players to re-roll your item's stats, giving you a chance of getting a better version of the item.

Crusader gameplay

They also announced an endgame feature called "Loot Runs", which pins players in a fully randomized dungeon with random monsters. Same goal though, you do this to get better loot the fastest way possible. The Paragon system will also be changed -- There will be no level cap. Thanks to the new act, the level cap of all characters will be increased from 60 to 70.

Love the changes? I'm pretty intrigued myself, but sadly there's no release date given at this time. This is Blizzard's chance to repair any damage done by the Auction House feature. They can deny it all they want, but the auction house shifted what we thought of this action RPG. Hopefully Reaper of Souls can change all of that for the better.

[Source: Joystiq]