November 19, 2017
Archives  News  Diablo III Unleashes Hell On May 15  


Monday, March 19, 2012
 

Click to enlarge
Diablo III Unleashes Hell On May 15
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 15 comments

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.worldofwarcraft.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.

For more information visit the sites below.

Blizzard Entertainment
Diablo III
Buy Diablo III


Other Mac Games News for Monday, March 19, 2012

Diablo III Unleashes Hell On May 156:00 AM
IMG Reviews Mahjongg Dimensions Deluxe6:00 AM
Pinball Massacre Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
The Walking Dead Teaser Trailer Available6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, March 19, 2012 on one page

Mac Games News for Friday, March 16, 2012

Battle Academy Updated To Version 1.8.06:00 AM
Combat Mission: Shock Force Coming To Macs6:00 AM
Farming Simulator 2011 Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
Harnessing The Powers Of Darkness In City Of Heroes6:00 AM
Out Of The Park Baseball 13 To Ship April 96:00 AM
Richie The Gnome: Treasure Hunter Available From MGS6:00 AM
Serious Sam 3: BFE Coming To Macs April 236:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, March 16, 2012 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Diablo III Unleashes Hell On May 15