Fanboys and fangirls everywhere have been waiting for this moment for more than decade: the moment when we would finally get a release date for Diablo III. That moment is now, and the release date is May 15, exactly two months from today. If you are anything like us, this means you have exactly two months to get your affairs in order, say goodbye to your loved ones, and finish up any other games you may be in the middle of, because once that date hits, we won’t be doing anything but playing this game non-stop. Full press release after the jump.
It’s a really good thing that I completely forgot that BlizzCon 2011 was this weekend until about five minutes ago. If I hadn’t, I would probably have spent the entire week reading everything there is to read about Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm (again) in anticipation of all of the announcements to come. Since I did forget, however, I got a nice surprise on a Friday with a new game trailer showing some unbelievably badass demons about to lay down the hurt on the world. I have no words left for how excited I am for this game. 2012 cannot come fast enough. Check out the video after the Jump.
Hot on the heels of the news earlier this week that the Diablo 3 closed beta has begun (and that beta keys are being sent out to lucky gamers the world over) comes some bad news. This morning the folks at Blizzard issued a press release letting us know that they will not be making their intended release in 2011, and that the game is now planned to ship in “early 2012.” The press release explains that this is due to some additional time the team has decided they need make the game “Blizzard good.” Get the details after the jump. Read more
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for… the Diablo 3 closed beta is here. And that can only mean one thing: Diablo 3 is less than six months away!
Start putting your finances in order, and notify your friends and family that you’ll be going away, because if Blizzard knows what they’re about and release anything as addictive as Diablo II, you won’t be seen for a while.
There’s been a ton of brouhaha over the requirement that Diablo 3 will require an internet connection to play. Max Schaefer from Runic Games (the makers of Torchlight) had a great interview with Inc Gamers where he discusses his feelings about the Diablo 3 requirements and how they differ from Torchlight 2.
I think Schaefer really hit the nail on the head here – Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3 are trying to do two completely different things. Torchlight 2 is a multiplayer dungeon crawler; Diablo 3 is a (quasi) stateless, free, MMO. It’s worth considering for a second why that makes a difference. Read more