I don't recall hearing that. From what I remember the Barb is the only returning class in D3.
I agree with your logic that the last class will not be a 100% ranged type of character. But as stated many times I think he/she will have a balance between the both. Being able to use some sort of ranged weaponry or ranged skills and having a good melee attack or good melee skills.
I also like the bard idea. I think Blizzard could pull of something like that. As to if its the next class or not we will have to wait and see.
Well I misspoke just a little bit. Jay said that it may be one from the older games. If you read the below, it sounds like they're already working on the expansion classes and they're still trying to make a decision on which will be the 5th class for the final game and which will be the expansion classes.
IGN: Have you confirmed how many unrevealed classes there are, to round out the entire party?
Jay Wilson: There's one more.
IGN: You did mention that it's being revealed next year, and that it's someone from the previous games?
Jay Wilson: I did say that. I probably shouldn't have said that, because we're not sure that's going to be the case. It's just logical, that's what we tend to do. But it may or may not. I'm not gonna answer it, anyway? [laughs]
Now logically, the only two classes left from d2 are Druid and Amazon. So i belive that the next class for D3 will be a mix between thoose two. Im thining a ranger with elemental abilities, and summonig powers, but also a darker character. Kind of like a Theif, you know with the hoods and the cloaks.
Jay Wilson confirmed that the next character is a character from one of the previous Diablos.
Guys, this is not a thread about "What do you think the next class is?" but more "Do you agree or disagree with my logic, and why?"
I do agree with your logic. This is why I think it will be a bard or a druid. The wizard provides the ranged abilities with the bard probably having some ranged capability in terms of seven sided strike (being able to start an attack from distance). Because of that, I think the 5th class will be more hybrid like with something such as an Amazon coming in an expansion.