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News from June 2008

Blizzard Announces Diablo III

We're a little late on this, but it's still worth a newspost. Saturday morning, at Blizzard's European expo in Paris, Blizzard announced the third installment in one of their three flagship series: Diablo. Diablo III will continue the tradition set by its predecessors, with intrepid adventurers exploring dungeons and seeking to defeat some unspeakable evil, using an action-oriented combat system with RPG elements that usually proves to be incredibly addictive for players.

Diablo III has no release date as of yet, but several trailers and gameplay videos are available on Blizzard's website. Specific plot and storyline details don't seem to be available. Diablo III will have five playable classes, and for the first time players must select a sex for their character, rather than having specific classes associated with specific sexes. Two of the classes are the Barbarian and the Witch Doctor; the former seems very similar to its Diablo II counterpart, while the latter seems to combine elements of the Necromancer and Sorceress classes from Diablo II.

Now that Blizzard has new games in development for each of their primary franchises, fans of just about any Blizzard game have something to look forward to in the coming years. Personally, I hope that by the time this comes out I'll be finished with school, because goodness knows I'll throw at least a hundred hours at it. It makes me feel like tracking down my Diablo II CDs and taking my old antipode-Sorceress for a spin.

Source: Blizzard
Posted in: RPG News

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