Diablo III out on 15 May, pledges Blizzard
In dungeons with drag on
Blizzard will release Diablo III on 15 May. Honest. No, really, it will. No more delays this time.
The World of Warcraft developer said the game, which was originally due to go on sale at the end of 2011 and then early this year, will be given away for free to WoW subscribers who've coughed up in advance for a year's access.
That's one million potential players right there, but only if they've paid by 1 May.
Don your fur codpiece and FIGHT
Everyone else will have to wait and buy it, in either its Standard or Special editions, or as a download. The Special Edition bundles a soundtrack CD, a 'making of…' Blu-ray Disc, a book of pictures and copies of Diablo I and II on a USB stick.
The two versions will retail here for £45/$60 and £70/$100, respectively. It'll cost £45/$60 to download.
In addition to a Windows version, the fantasy RPG will be released for the Mac too. ®
Heh, who are they kidding?
I'll buy it for a tenner
As long as the reviews are good and it can be played off line.
Click on enemy until dead
Might be an interesting game but if I *must* play a single player game on-line at all times I'm not desperately interested. That sort of controlling streak doesn't bode well for the rest of the game.
They've picked up some bad habits in the last few years so I think I'll wait and see what others think, and pay a lot of attention to the moaning, before committing money to them.
Grumbling over £45 when you've forked out a hundred for WoW for a year?
And if you've been playing WoW since the start, you don't have much change out of a grand for it.
Mine has been on pre-order with Amazon for about £22 for a while although the price is currently showing at around £30 - the early worm and all that.