"It's been an incredible experience to enter into the world of dark fantasy and gaming as a voiceover artist for Diablo IV," Chan says in a statement provided exclusively to EW. "I've always appreciated the power of storytelling and creating experiences that take it to new dimensions. I'm thrilled to be joining forces with Blizzard Entertainment for Diablo IV's Season of Blood to bring the delightfully wicked Erys to life."
Blizzard Entertainment; Stefania D’Alessandro/WireImage 'Diablo IV' character Erys; Gemma Chan
Seen and heard in the brand-new trailer below, Chan's Erys is a non-player character that Blizzard says "plays a significant role in the game's storyline as a beacon of hope for players. With Erys' support, players will navigate through a world filled with supernatural abilities, ensuring the safety of Sanctuary by combating a vampire threat and a formidable vampire lord, with the ultimate goal of restoring balance."
"The Diablo IV team was delighted to work with Gemma Chan for Season of Blood," adds Diablo franchise general manager Rod Fergusson. "Gemma's voice and passion for storytelling has brought a dark authenticity to Erys, who will accompany players as they continue their adventures in Sanctuary."
Lina Lacoste on behalf of Blizzard Entertainment Gemma Chan working on 'Diablo IV'
Season 1 of the game has seen 12 million players and 1.3 billion hours of playtime since its world premiere on June 6, according to Blizzard. Season 2 will be available on Oct. 17.
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