Blizzard is finally releasing Diablo 3!!!
As per Blizzard “The End of Days approaches… Diablo III will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15, 2012”
Image Credit: Blizzard.com
Blizzard dubbed the release as “Evil is Back 05.15.2012” and pre-purchase of the Diablo 3 game digitally via Battle.net started this week.
Quoting the Battle.net post:
Beginning May 15, players around the world will be able to return to Tristram to discover the dark secrets of a fallen star and begin their quest to save Sanctuary from the impending demonic invasion. To secure your place as a barbarian, monk, demon hunter, witch doctor, or wizard right now, simply log in to your Battle.net account, and then purchase and download* Diablo III, and you’ll be ready to play when the game launches.
On May 15, the boxed copy of the Diablo III game will be available for purchase at retailers throughout the US, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. In addition, gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will be able to buy Diablo III digitally via Blizzard’s Battle.net website
Quoting the official Blizzard press release:
“After many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, we’re now in the homestretch,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to putting the final polish on Diablo III over the next two months and delivering the ultimate action-RPG experience to gamers worldwide starting on May 15.”
On the D3’s Supported Platforms/OS and Pricing.
Diablo III will be available for Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Macintosh at a suggested price of $59.99 USD for both the retail DVD-ROM version and the digital version sold directly from Blizzard. A special alabaster-white Collector’s Edition, sold exclusively in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $99.99 USD, will include the full game on DVD-ROM, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set, the Diablo III soundtrack CD, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and a 4 GB USB soulstone (including full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®) and corresponding Diablo skull base, as well as exclusive in-game content for Diablo III, World of Warcraft®, and StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty®. Diablo III has received a Mature rating from the ESRB.”
Watch the Diablo 3 Cinematic below
Video Credits: Youtube.com and Blizzard.com
Will you be getting the digital copy? The boxed copy? Or the special collectors edition?
Will you be a Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Wizard, Monk, or Demon hunter in D3?
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