The belle of the BlizzCon ball has undoubtedly been the long-awaited official announcement of Diablo IV, Blizzard’s most evil franchise. And in some of the concept art shown as Blizzard developers have talked about the forthcoming RPG, you can spot a pretty clear reference to the movie The Exorcist.

Friday, while Blizzard representatives talked about some of the things we could expect from Diablo IV, the screen behind Mythic Stage in Anaheim displayed several pieces of concept art that have been used to help shape the open world of Sanctuary that we’ll be traveling in Diablo IV.

In the digital painting above, which depicts the ancestral home of Diablo IV’s druid, you can see a statue on a pedestal on the left side of the image. It’s a vaguely humanoid figure, with two horns protruding from the forehead, a mouth of sharp teeth, and some kind of surface that looks like an ‘X’ attached to its back.

It’s almost undoubtedly a reference to the malevolent force that possesses the young girl Regan McNeil in 1973’s The Exorcist.

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/diablo-4/exorcist