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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:42 AM

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a May 15 release date for the highly anticipated action RPG sequel, Diablo III. The game returns players once again to the war scarred world of Sanctuary, where they will uncover the darks secrets of a fallen star and fight against a demonic invasion.

“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.”

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.

Players in the listed Latin American countries and in Russia will be able to purchase Diablo III at local retail locations starting June 7. Digital availability for the Russian version of the game will also begin June 7. In addition to the English version, Diablo III will be fully localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.

Blizzard also kicked off global digital presales for Diablo III today. Would-be wizards, witch doctors, demon hunters, barbarians, and monks throughout the world should head to http://www.blizzard.com/games/d3/ now to reserve their digital copies.

World of Warcraft players interested in getting Diablo III free are encouraged to join the more than 1 million players who have already signed up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.* Through this promotion, with a 1-year commitment to World of Warcraft, players will receive a free digital copy of Diablo III -- which they’ll be able to start playing immediately on May 15 -- as well as an exclusive World of Warcraft in-game mount and access to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria™ beta test. This offer will no longer be available as of 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 1. Learn more at http://www.worldofwa...com/annualpass.

In Diablo III, players take on the role of one of five heroic characters -- barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter -- and engage in pulse-pounding combat with endless legions of evil. As they undertake an epic quest to rid Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells, players will explore diverse and perilous settings, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways.

Diablo III was built from the ground up to leverage the full functionality of the Battle.net platform, which delivers powerful matchmaking and communication tools, allowing adventurers to seamlessly join forces for exciting cooperative play. Battle.net also provides a secure infrastructure for the Diablo III auction house, a feature-rich marketplace that Sanctuary’s heroes can use to trade their hard-earned treasures. Players will be able to buy and sell weapons, armor, and other valuable items in the auction house in exchange for in-game gold. Players will also have the option to receive real-world currency for auction house sales, which they can apply to their Battle.net Balance for the purchase of a variety of digital products through Battle.net, including Diablo III auction house items, or cash out through a third-party payment service such as PayPal™ in most regions. Further details related to the auction house will be announced in the coming weeks.
Diablo III will be available for a suggested price of $59.99 USD for both the retail DVD-ROM version and the digital version. 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.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

Pre-Ordered, pre-downloaded, itching to play...
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 16 March 2012 - 09:39 AM, said:

Pre-Ordered, pre-downloaded, itching to play...
Man, you must be all scratched up until May 15...

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

Ah ha! That's why I've sectionalized the areas of my skin with scratch and recovery patterns... now if they delay re-gerrymandering this tattoo will be upsetting...
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

I'm tempted to pre-order, but why add the delivery time to the wait? I think I'll just head to my nearest Target or BestBuy on D-Day, sales tax be damned...
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

I wonder if I can just update my beta copy with a full version? :P Would save some download time.

Also pre-orders usually arrive day of that the game ships, so you probably wouldn't have to wait.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:04 PM

View PostWumpus, on 16 March 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

I wonder if I can just update my beta copy with a full version? :P Would save some download time.

Also pre-orders usually arrive day of that the game ships, so you probably wouldn't have to wait.
I would assume so, since people are reporting that they have already pre-downloaded..
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

View PostNox, on 16 March 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:

I'm tempted to pre-order, but why add the delivery time to the wait? I think I'll just head to my nearest Target or BestBuy on D-Day, sales tax be damned...

Oh no, they're charging taxes for the download, too! I guess because they have servers/do business in my state...?
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

Hmm, must be a state tax thing, I think some of them charge it for online stuff. For example Apple charges tax in their online store for me, but maybe they do everyone? not sure what determines it.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Doesn't that depend on where you live? Although, seeing that you're in NYC, while Blizzard is in CA... that's odd. Not sure how the tax thing works with digital goods. I don't think I've ever paid taxes on a download. Disturbing, if that should be changing.

Which makes me think, well, if the pre-order really does arrive on release day—hoping you're right about that, Uberspewer—I'm going for it.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

View PostNox, on 17 March 2012 - 10:13 AM, said:

I don't think I've ever paid taxes on a download. Disturbing, if that should be changing.
If you download anything from Apple, it's highly likely that you will pay taxes on it (assuming it wasn't free of course).  They have a business presence in most (all?) states because of Apple Stores.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

View PostEric5h5, on 17 March 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:

If you download anything from Apple, it's highly likely that you will pay taxes on it (assuming it wasn't free of course).  They have a business presence in most (all?) states because of Apple Stores.

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Looking at my iTunes and AppStore receipts, the sales tax is always zero—and I live in California. So, if Blizzard is charging NY residents for downloads... well, I just don't know what is going on anymore.  :glare:
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

The world, it is crazy!  Apparently, from what I just read, California decided that digital stuff is exempt from tax.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:08 AM

I always pay taxes when i buy digital downloads. I live in italy :mellow:
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

View Postikir, on 18 March 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:

I always pay taxes when i buy digital downloads. I live in italy :mellow:

That's a price I'd gladly pay for life in Italy.  :)
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

Well, you talked me into it! Amazon offers "Release Day Delivery" shipping—for a mere $0.99. Oh, and no sales tax. How could I say no to that?  :lol:
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