Diablo III Bestiary Update- Return of the Fallen!

As first noted here on Diablofans by Pjanoo, the Fallen Ones of Diablo II (you can read more about them here in our Wiki) have returned for Diablo III! I'm sure many, if not all of you are familiar with the impish little devils - running away the instant one of their comrades have fallen. And I'm sure we can all recall fighting their leader in Act I, Rakanishu, whose name they chant incessantly, and probably having been slain, ourselves, at some point by his Lightning Enchantment.

Well, as per a post in our Dev Tracker, the creatures have made their official comeback:


Quote from Bashiok »
"The Diablo III bestiary has been updated with a demon family you may recognize - The Fallen Ones!

"When unleashed upon our realm by their master, Azmodan, these impish terrors display a tendency to swarm like flesh-hungry locusts, and they have been known to tear apart a sleeping village in minutes. Small of stature and simian in appearance, these creatures possess surprising strength and unnatural agility. Other than feasting on human flesh, the only act that gives these unspeakable horrors pleasure is breeding; hence the tendency to encounter them in large packs."

Visit http://www.Diablo3.com for the full bestiary update, including concept art, screen shots, and video!"

There are now 5 different kinds of Fallen Ones:
Imps - These are the commonest of the fallen family of demons. They are the stereotypical fallen ones in look and behavior: small, red, swarming, bloodthirsty, and cowardly.

Shaman - Fallen shaman priests lead camps of fallen. I have also heard it rumored that they possess the ability to raise imps from the dead!

Lunatic - These enraged, oversized fallen creatures are bloated seemingly to the point of bursting, an impression buttressed by the fact that these insane demons rush their intended victims and then stab themselves until they explode. A more fitting name could not be found for these maniacal beings.

Overseer - The fallen overseer drives his smaller impish charges into a frenzy with his ape-like leaping and growling. An overseer among a group of fallen is a dangerous thing, as the cowardice that usually characterizes them is overwhelmed by fear of their much larger brethren.

Hounds - These slobbering abominations are commonly found among groups of the fallen and are utilized as guard animals, beasts of burden, or even food by their demonic masters. These beasts are loyal to a fault, regardless of the abuse heaped upon them.
You can see their glorious new page on the official Diablo III site here: http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/world/bestiary/thefallen.xml. There's tons of new artwork and lore crammed in there- I'd encourage everyone to check it out!

How does everyone feel about these things returning in the world of Diablo again? It does make sense since there were so many of them in Diablo II. I'd wager they'll probably multiply like bunnies. Thoughts? Comments?

(And I'd pass a rep point or two to Pjanoo for posting this first!)

Comments

  • #1 Jetrall
    Hope you don't mind that I added a pic to your post, Magi! ;)

    They look great. I'm really looking forward to bashing these guys again just like in Act I of D2. :P
  • #2 Magistrate
    For some reason image attatchments don't show in Chrome. Oh well. I'm looking at it in Fire Fox now. Man, those things look a lot more ferocious than their predecessors!
  • #3 Gheed2010
    This monster personifies the balance between comedy and horror that defines the series - we'll see if they can improve on it.
  • #4 VladDracul
    Fallens are a necessity to Diablo, they were in Diablo 1, they were in Diablo 2, and they damn well deserve to be in Diablo 3. It's like the zombie and the Goatmen.
  • #5 Daemaro
    Ooo, so Bashiok's avatar on the forum WAS a representation of the fallen. I love the different types of Fallen in the video. That's great they've expanded a little more on them. Overseers haha.
  • #6 biff_exploder
    sorry for the bad language, but i have to say

    THIS IS FUCKAWESOME!

    fallen were my favorite monsterss in Diablo, specialy on diablo 1.
  • #7 Daemaro
    Ooo look who I spotted in this picture combating the Fallen.

    http://us.media.blizzard.com/1901200114/_images/screenshots/ss87-hires.jpg

    It's the male wizard! :D


    Also there is going to be more Fallen!

    I suspect the existence of at least two other types of fallen, but I will need to conduct further research before I reveal my theories as to the ultimate familial structure of these fiends.
  • #8 biff_exploder
    Quote from "Daemaro" »
    Ooo look who I spotted in this picture combating the Fallen.

    http://us.media.blizzard.com/1901200114/_images/screenshots/ss87-hires.jpg

    It's the male wizard! :D



    indeed!

    that part of the map looks amazing with the monsters falling down
  • #9 InterCeption
    Beaaaaaaaaaaast!!!
    About time for a darn update!

    edit: lol at the lunatic xD
  • #10 Daemaro
    That's the one thing I've been craving. Circling around some fallen until their backs are to a cliff and then smashing them all off with a powerful swing. :D
  • #11 skywalker
    The music in the trailer sounds fantastic. :cool:
  • #12 Ralsu
    /wood on black text
  • #13 Daemaro
    I think the lunatic will be interesting. You'll have to try to take it out fast before it kills itself and explodes. ^_^

    Kinda adds some strategy.

    I wonder how hard the overseers will be in actuality.
  • #14 Magistrate
    Quote from "skywalker" »
    The music in the trailer sounds fantastic. :cool:


    I second that. It was very good ambient music. I also thought the fire effect for the Shaman in the video was pretty good, too, although I think some of the models could use just a bit of work. Like the Overseer- why in the world would you have to scabbards wrapped on a stick? That would do no useful amount of damage. Or at least they looked like scabbards to me :D
  • #15 biff_exploder
    other than feasting on human flesh, the only act that gives these unspeakable horrors pleasure is breeding


    lulz @ fallen humping

    i wonder if we will ever see 2 fallen "doing it" while walking around... that would be pretty awkward...
  • #16 Feabreg
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *drool*

    OH YEAH!!!

    the fallen is back and he brings new friends :P

    heheh now i really want to kill them all... NOW
  • #17 Daemaro
    Quote from "Magistrate" »
    Like the Overseer- why in the world would you have to scabbards wrapped on a stick? That would do no useful amount of damage. Or at least they looked like scabbards to me :D


    Looked like short swords to me. :confused:

    i wonder if we will ever see 2 fallen "doing it" while walking around... that would be pretty awkward...


    I'd die laughing if you could sneak up and see that in one part of the game like a easter egg. While they shout things like RAKANISHU! Or whatever they like to mumble.

    Probably will never happen but I'd die laughing.
  • #18 biff_exploder
    on the third picture, the barbarian, something doesn't seem right about him.

    somthing different but cant really see what it is.

    also, when i first saw the Lunatic i instantly remembered "BOOMER!!"

    he looks funny as hell when runnig :P
  • #19 Daemaro
    Quote from name="biff exploder" »
    on the third picture, the barbarian, something doesn't seem right about him.

    somthing different but cant really see what it is.


    If you look on the 3rd pic at the high res version, he has a helmet on.
  • #20 biff_exploder
    Quote from "Magistrate" »
    Overseer- why in the world would you have to scabbards wrapped on a stick? That would do no useful amount of damage. Or at least they looked like scabbards to me :D



    looks like a sabre and a short sword or something like that



    Quote from "Daemaro" »
    If you look on the 3rd pic at the high res version, he has a helmet on.


    ah yeah thats it, his right arm and leg also seem to have a different color of the rest of the body, but its just probably lightning.
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