Fastest Selling PC Game Ever Comes To Playstation 3 – DIABLO III

Diablo 3 for Playstation 3
Diablo 3 for Playstation 3

PlayStation® gamers, the time has come to prepare for your confrontation with the Lord of Terror. Select retailers around the world have now begun taking preorders for the upcoming PlayStation®3 system version of Diablo® III—see the official website for a list of participating retailers. Fully reimagined for couch-based gaming, Diablo III for PS3™ will go on sale later this year for a suggested retail price of £49.99. Further release details, including region-specific availability, will be announced at a later date.

Players who preorder the PS3 version of Diablo III will receive an exclusive in-game item: the Infernal Helm, which grants an experience point boost to any character who wears it, accelerating their progression as they rise in power. Certain retailers will also offer limited-edition preorder bonuses—check with your local retailer for further information. The PS3 version of Diablo III will be available fully localized in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
“We’ve poured blood, sweat, and hellfire into creating an epic Diablo III experience for PlayStation gamers,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “In addition to including all the improvements from the PC version over the past year, we’ve made several updates to Diablo III for play on the PS3. We got a ton of positive feedback from players who tried the game at PAX East, and we can’t wait to get it into everyone’s hands later this year.”

The PS3 version of Diablo III has been custom-tailored for PlayStation gamers, with updates to the game’s thrilling boss battles, an all-new user interface featuring an intuitive control system, and a dynamic camera perspective that will make vanquishing evil feel like second nature on the PlayStation. Players can take on the vile denizens of the Burning Hells alone or in a party of up to four via same-screen local cooperative play, online play over the PlayStation Network, or any combination of online or local players. Once gamers experience the rush of Diablo III’s unique brand of hack-and-slash gameplay from the comfort of their couch, Sanctuary will never be the same.

Diablo III continues the epic Diablo storyline, with players taking on the role of one of five heroic characters—barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter—embarking on a perilous quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players make their way from the demon-besieged town of New Tristram to the Diamond Gates of the High Heavens, they’ll engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them along the way.

Diablo III was originally released for Windows® and Macintosh® PC on May 15, 2012 and within 24 hours became the fastest-selling PC game of all time.

Diablo III Launch Events

DIABLO? III

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced several official launch events to celebrate the release of its highly anticipated action?role-playing game, Diablo? III, with players around the world. On the night of 14th of May, key retail partners in the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the region of Taiwan will welcome gamers who want to be among the first to purchase Diablo III and lock horns with the Lord of Terror.

In the UK the official launch event will be hosted by Blizzard and retail partner HMV at:

150 Oxford Street

Greater London

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Festivities will start at 22.00 BST on the 14th of May. Gamers in attendance will enjoy an epic evening of entertainment before Diablo III goes on sale at 23.00 BST, including a variety of giveaways and multiple contests with exclusive prizes from our partners. In addition, members of the Diablo III development team will be on site at each of the official events to meet with players and sign their copies of the game.

For more information on the global launch events, visit http://eu.blizzard.com/en-en/company/events/d3-opening/. In addition to the official UK launch event, other retail locations around the country will open at 23.00 BST to support gamers looking to pick up their copy of the game the moment it goes live. Please check with your local retailers for further details.

Attendees at the official Diablo III launch events will have the opportunity to purchase? the standard edition of the game as well as the Collector?s Edition, which contains the following bonus items in addition to the game disc:

  • Exclusive aesthetic artifacts for Diablo III, as well as an exclusive World of Warcraft? in-game fetish shaman pet and exclusive StarCraft? II Battle.net? portraits and army decal
  • A behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set with over an hour of interviews detailing how the world of Sanctuary came together
  • The Art of Diablo III, a 208-page art book that catalogues numerous pieces of Diablo III art, from early concepts to final 3D renderings
  • The official Diablo III soundtrack CD, containing 24 original pieces from the game
  • A 4GB USB soulstone, preloaded with full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction?, and corresponding Diablo skull base
Diablo III - Collector's Edition

In Diablo III, players assume 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 Blizzard?s Battle.net platform, which delivers powerful matchmaking and communication tools, allowing players to seamlessly join forces for exciting cooperative play.

For more information about Diablo III, visit http://www.diablo3.com. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently open – visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

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* Based on internal company records.

Diablo? III Release Date Set For UK

Diablo 3 for PC and Mac

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.

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 localised 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.

?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.?

Diablo III - Collector's Edition

Diablo III will be available for Windows? XP/Windows Vista?/Windows? 7 and Macintosh? at a suggested retail price of ?44.99 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 ?69.99, 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 15 rating from the BBFC.

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 09:01 a.m. CEST 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.

For more information on Diablo III, please visit the official website at http://www.diablo3.com. To set up a Battle.net account and to opt-in to Blizzard Entertainment beta tests, please visit the official Battle.net website at http://eu.battle.net. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available — visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

*Based on internal company records.

Tenacious D will perform at BlizzCon

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the greatest band in the world*, Tenacious D, will perform at the closing concert during this year?s sold-out BlizzCon?. Taking place October 22-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment?s Warcraft?, Diablo?, and StarCraft? game universes. While tickets to the convention are currently sold out, viewers can watch at home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering over 50 hours of event coverage (including Tenacious D?s performance) globally over the Internet and also on DIRECTV? in the United States.

Tenacious D is made up of musical visionaries Jack Black and Kyle Gass. After forming in 1994, the duo rose to rock god-dom following the release of the HBO cult-hit series Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth. Since then, Tenacious D has released two albums and a pair of live DVDs, sold out arenas around the world and starred in their own feature-length movie, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. At the BlizzCon closing ceremony on October 23, the band will perform an earth-shattering set that includes the debut of new, soon-to-be-legendary songs.

?The best way to wrap up two days of epic entertainment is with an epic rock concert?and few bands fit the bill like Tenacious D,? said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. ?We?re looking forward to a great show and can?t wait to see what Jack and Kyle have in store for everyone attending BlizzCon and watching from home.?

In addition to serving as a gathering place for the Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will have an array of activities, including discussion panels, competitive and casual tournaments, contests, hands-on playtime with current and upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games, and more. Viewers at home can order a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket for $39.95 USD, available as a multi-channel Internet stream around the world (pricing and availability may vary by region) and also via DIRECTV in the United States . Visit www.blizzcon.com for more details and ordering information.

To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at eu.blizzard.com/jobs. As BlizzCon draws closer, further details about the show will be announced at www.blizzcon.com.