Diablo 3 Followers Now Official
A few interviews have been released talking about the follower system. Turns out the followers are only available in single player.
This comes as good news to most. The game will be balanced based on cooperative play between players, so when you’re going solo, you will have a companion and bit of extra help.
Here’s a link to one of the interviews:
They explained that the followers will help reveal the lore and story through out the game. Now I’m wondering how we are going to get this information while playing multiplayer?
Here’s some of the character background information revealed in the interview:
The scoundrel, Lyndon, is a member of the Thieves’ Guild and he’s fallen into disgrace. He’s charming and cynical in equal parts, and always looking for his next bit of treasure.
Kormac, the Templar, is a member of the Order, and they’re searching for Tomes and Archbishop Lazarus stole before the events of the original Diablo.
Eirena the enchantress, her background is really shrouded in mystery. She follows this guy named The Prophet who you really don’t know much about and she really doesn’t tell you at the beginning where she’s from or what she’s doing. It’s a mystery that unfolds over the course of the game.
– Leonard Boyarsky, Lead World Desinger on Diablo III