Everyone is welcome in hell except Billie Eilish The release

Everyone is welcome in hell, except Billie Eilish: The release trailer for Diablo IV surprised fans unpleasantly with the music selection

American publisher and developer Blizzard Entertainment decided to create excitement ahead of the upcoming release of fantasy RPG action game Diablo IV by releasing a new trailer, but something went wrong.

    Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Dubbed the Diablo IV gameplay release trailer by Blizzard, the minute-and-a-half video includes footage from the cinematic cutscenes and the gameplay itself.

The video notably features scenes with the mother of the suffering Lilith (the game’s main antagonist) – including a moment from the fight with her – and also calls for an upcoming adventure: “All are welcome in Hell”.

Who the heck won’t be welcome by Diablo IV, judging by the audience’s reaction, is American singer Billie Eilish, whose composition You Should See Me in a Crown was chosen as the background music for the trailer.

Due to the controversial choice of music, according to fans in the comments, the new video drew more than 6.5 thousand dislikes (though almost twice as many likes) and many scathing remarks. Let’s take some of them as an example:

  • “It was the perfect opportunity to use excerpts from the Diablo 1 soundtrack.”– complains S1nwar;
  • “Imagine Blizzard having all the resources necessary to create their own original music and an atmospheric soundtrack to pump up the hype for the game, but using a song by Billie Eilish.”Remarks Andrew Morales;
  • “Billie Eilish’s tune in Diablo is like pouring yogurt into a glass of 40-year-old single malt whiskey. Nobody does that.”draws parallels The shy AI;
  • “The music alone makes it clear that Blizzard is now making games not for me but for the younger generation. In general, it’s not bad, but it’s not good for me.”is aware gim lie;
  • “At least the music in the game is up to date”– looking for a spoonful of honey in a barrel of tar George Markaryan.

This isn’t the first time Blizzard has surprised Diablo fans with a selection of music lately: Fan Current beta tests were, for example, the title theme from the film Space Jam.

Diablo IV is out on PC (Battle.net), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S on June 6th, but unlocks on June 2nd for Premium Edition buyers. Blizzard believes those that pass the tests will help ensure a stable launch of the game.

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