Last week, over 20,000 Diablo III players world-wide participated in our "Choose Your Theme" poll. This was the second poll we held for the "Design a Legendary" project, and it was one that would ultimately determine the visual look and theme of the Legendary one-handed sword we're designing.
Here are the results:
- Caldeum: 1.7%
- Westmarch: 9.2%
- Serpent: 2.8%
- Ancient Culture: 21.3%
- Mephisto: 32.5%
- Duriel: 7.6%
- Diablo: 24.9%
As you can see, taking nearly 33% of the global vote, our winning theme is: Mephisto!
"This blade would be styled to connect thematically to the wispy, skeletal Lord of Hatred. In addition to being a favorite character of the art team, Mephisto has a unique appearance among the Great Evils, and a blade associated with him would need to find a way to echo his character."
Now that we've locked down the two critical components of this particular Legendary item's visual design (type and theme), we can start bringing it to life. Our next step is to have 3D character artist, Aaron Gaines, begin concepting, modeling, and implementing our one-handed sword into the game. Stay tuned to diablo3.com for in-progress shots as well as a quick Q&A with the artist himself!
Also, as with our last vote, thanks to each and every nephalem who've participated in some shape, way, or form in this project so far. We hope you're enjoying it as much as we are. <3