With Konami’s Castlevania animated series hitting it big over on Netflix, it seems other video game properties are following the same route. While no official announcement has been made so far, an Overwatch cartoon and Diablo anime have both been mentioned in Activision Blizzard Studios co-president Nick van Dyk’s LinkedIn profile.
According to van Dyk’s profile, Diablo is getting the animated treatment “rendered in anime style,” and is currently in pre-production, and will be released via Netflix. As for Overwatch, van Dyk mentions that he has “developed and sold an animated series based on Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise,” though it doesn’t mention which company the series has been sold to, nor has anything official been mentioned about this.
For reference, van Dyk served as a Producer on the Netfixl original animated series Skylanders Academy, which is based on Activision’s Skylanders franchise.
Note that nothing has been announced by Activision, so for now, treat this with a grain of salt, but don’t be surprised if it pans out soon-ish.
Woudl you watch a Diablo anime? Or what about an animated Overwatch series? I honestly think both would go over well with fans, but I’m more curious with how Diablo could shape up and add to the lore of the franchise.
In other Diabo news, don’t forget that Diablo 4 has already been announced, and there’s even gameplay!