Something smelling of sulfur, and burning with dark power has come to us on our RSS feed! It was heralded by a sinister laugh and whispers of “Diablo 3” rode upon the wind…

To call it “highly anticipated” is an understatement of epic proportions.

Activision, inc has revealed today, the official release date for Diablo 3 is May 15!

From the official press release:

The end is nigh! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Diablo®III, the next chapter in its critically acclaimed action role-playing game series, will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15.

Starting that day, gamers with a thirst for fast-paced action and adventure will be able to purchase Diablo III at retailers throughout the United States, 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.  

The long awaited launch has had some gamers on pins and needles (several of them on our staff). The game was originally in development in 2001 with Blizzard North, prior to their closing. Some feared its demise, but then development was continued and fans were teased with an illusive release date of “1st Quarter, 2012”. Now that a date has been revealed, I believe monitor tans will out number sun tans this summer.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4612389/Test-3_16_201

About The Author

Matt has worked in the video game industry for nearly a decade, on everything from Console sports games, to Galaxy spanning MMO's. He has held positions as a tester, a content test lead and design. He plays with digital art in Photoshop and Blender when he's bored, and he may just cook himself up a mod for "fun." Matt Also enjoys saving people from a bad game, almost as much as leading them to a hidden gem. He has severe gaming A.D.D., leading him to play just about everything once "to see how it works."

One Response

  1. Corey Philipp

    Finally! As a huge fan of the series, I can only hope this game lives up to its predecessors.

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