Quote fromTraditionally, Sorceress is a female and Sorcerer is a male. In Diablo, the Sorceresses were a sect of female-only casters trying to maintain and practice the 3 primary "pure" elements. The Wizard I would agree is a male ideal, but in Blizzard's Diablo the title doesn't have to conform to normal standards. The Wizard is not a remake of the Sorceress- It is not based on the three primary elements which made the Sorceress the Sorceress- instead it's based on a mix of mostly new elements and a few old ones. It has some skills that the Sorceress does, but that's about it. And also, the way each skill works is completely different depending on the Rune you have equipped to it.
No, they're just the Barbarian, Witch Doctor, and Wizard classes with two of each gender shown.
So far every class has been new besides the Barbarian, but his skills, playability, and looks are nearly entirely new. Plus skill functionality does, once again, change completely based on Runes equipped to a skill. What more do you need for a character to [i[be[/i] new?
Ah awesome finaly someone clears up the shaded chars for me thanks mate :P.