Blizzard officially announce Diablo III coming May 15

The time is close, the end of days (without Diablo III) are approaching and the grand launch of the greatly anticipated game is imminent. Blizzard announced today that their long awaited sequel “Diablo III, will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15, 2012.”

The company has already put up opportunities to pre-order (well, obviously?) so that users can get on the moment it launches… and installs. The sound of battle in Tristram is likely going to be masked by the sound of mobile phones ringing as players book time off work to play.

“Beginning May 15, players around the world will be able to return to Tristram to discover the dark secrets of a fallen star and begin their quest to save Sanctuary from the impending demonic invasion. To secure your place as a barbarian, monk, demon hunter, witch doctor, or wizard right now, simply log in to your account, and then purchase and download* Diablo III, and you’ll be ready to play when the game launches.”

The press statement says that the game will be available via retailers in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. For countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and many other countries players will be able to buy via Blizzard Battle.Net website – meaning players unfortunately can’t get a nice box to take up some unnecessary space in their rooms.

Diablo III will be available for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh® at a suggested price of $59.99 USD for both the retail DVD-ROM version and the digital version sold directly from Blizzard. 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®. Diablo III has received a Mature rating from the ESRB.”

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