Diablo 3 expansion ‘Reaper of Souls’ revealed

Reaper of Souls, an incoming expansion for Diablo 3, was announced today at Blizzard's Gamescom press conference. Described as a "darker expansion," it will feature a new class, a new act, and additional end game options.

"In Reaper of Souls, players will explore haunting new environments and face down fearsome new enemies within and beyond the world of Sanctuary as they seek to unlock the mysteries of Malthael, the Angel of Death," Blizzard said.

Players can continue their journey as one of the five existing heroes, or play as the new class: the Crusader, a "fierce melee warrior whos command of the battlefield is matched only by his unwavering conviction."

Reaper of Souls will bring other additions including an improved Paragon system and newly randomized 3D maps and epic new quests in Act V. New modes — including Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials — will also be added to provide players with a replayable and rewarding end-game experience.

We're still awaiting a release date and if the soon-to-be-released console versions will ship with the expansion already included.