Blizzcon 2016 has been a feature packed event so far - we've received details about World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and now Diablo 3.

Blizzard has confirmed that a brand new class will be coming to Diablo 3. Whilst the class will be new the third game, it's not completely new to the series. The class is called the necromancer and it will be able to summon a large number of creatures to use as a means of defense and attack.

The Necromancer class is something that fans have been asking for since the release of the game in 2012 so it's great to see the class finally make it's way into Diablo 3 in 2016.

The new Diablo 3 Necromancer class will come to all players that own the Reaper of Souls expansion in 2017. If players do not own the expansion they'll be able to purchase it to unlock the class. This is something similar to what Blizzard have done in the past with new classes, so essentially the Necromancer class is coming as a free content update.

The Necromancer will be able to use a lot of abilities similar to the original Necromancer in Diablo 3 - if you miss being able to summon an army of skeletons to help you fight then you're going to absolutely love Diablo 3 in 2017.

Blizzard is planning to release more information about the Necromancer and future Diablo 3 content updates in the near future in an exclusive Diablo 3 panel.