Diablo 4 Deconsecrated a Deconsecrated Church a Bit More for Beta Live-Action Trailer

Diablo 4's beta is coming, heralded by a new live-action trailer set in a deconsecrated church in France. For the occasion, Blizzard deconsecrated it a bit more with brand-new art by a famous artist. 😈

Published: March 6, 2023 1:53 PM /


Diablo 4 Beta Live Action Trailer

Today Blizzard Entertainment released a new trailer dedicated to the upcoming beta test of its highly-anticipated RPG Diablo 4.

The trailer is actually filmed in a real-life location, the Jesuit Chapel in Cambrai, France. It's a deconsecrated church built at the end of the 17th century and the developer collaborated with baroque artist Adam Miller to decorate it with a massive Diablo 4-themed installation. 

The trailer was then filmed by MJZ director Henry Hobson and voiced by Charles Dance of Game of Thrones fame. 

The church has been classified as a historical monument in 1920, and if you're worried about the installation defacing its historical relevance, the wording of the announcement indicates that it's not permanent. The 20 unique paintings were done on canvas and then installed on top of the ceiling and dome, along with a massive mural along the back wall. 

You can watch the video below, alongside a second "making of" video. 

The press release included a comment by artist Adam Miller himself

“This is a very unique project. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to paint in a setting like this at this grand scale with figurative painting. 

We also get another comment from Hobson. 

"The unique world of Diablo is a great playground to inhabit as a director—creeping tension, dark, foreboding, framed by awe-inspiring artistic vision. Having Adam’s work to build from, the once-in-a-lifetime classical space ‘corrupted’ by Adam’s renaissance universe, adding layers of mystery and inferring the wider world as a battle rages within the space was utterly beguiling. After all, as a storyteller, what better place to play than within the canvas of a richly constructed video game world?"

Diablo 4 will fully release for PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 on June 6, 2023. You can also check out a recent video about the game and more information about the beta, which starts on March 24 with early access for those who pre-ordered kicking off on March 17.

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