Diablo III Release Date Announced
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. will be taking the world by storm with the third addition to their hellish series: Diablo III. Starting May 15th the game will be available for PC and Macintosh at retailers and online for digital download. Players itching to purge Sanctuary of the evil that plagues it can reserve their digital copies at http://www.blizzard.com/games/d3/. A collector’s edition will be available for true fans of the series, offering an array of goodies including behind-the-scenes DVDs, the game soundtrack, an art book, a 4GB USB soulstone with full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, in-game content, and more. Blizzard is also offering World of Warcraft fans a special treat – with the purchase of a World of Warcraft Annual Pass, players will receive a free digital copy of Diablo III, available for play starting on its release date, May 15th.
Players will build their hero from one of five deadly classes – witch doctor, barbarian, wizard, monk, or demon hunter. Each class boasts its own specialties – the conjuring witch doctor, the martial arts master monk, the crossbow-proficient demon hunter. As they journey through Sanctuary, players will grow in power, gain allies, and discover a range of potent tools, all through a system of fast-paced combat in a variety of environments. Connecting these forlorn heroes across the globe, Blizzard has implemented the matchmaking and communication tool Battle.net. Through this platform, gamers will be able to combine their prowess in cooperative play, and to trade, buy, and sell items in the unique and powerful auction house.
There are many ways to experience the perilous world of Diablo III, but regardless of what players choose, there is little doubt that the journey will be an unforgettable one. So prepare your weapons and spells for May 15th – the gates of hell are poised and ready to open. Will you be ready for what pours out?