Sunday, June 29, 2008

Diablo III Announced

It’s been 7 years since the release of the Diablo II Expansion Set: Lord of Destruction, and finally Blizzard Entertainment has announced Diablo III!

This will be the first game in the serious to use a 3D engine, and aside from enhanced animations, character models, lighting, etc., the game will also feature destructible terrain.

Set 20 years after the events of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, players will be able to choose from one of 5 character classes, some new, some returning, each possessing a host of skills and abilities. Thus far, Blizzard Entertainment has shown off the return of the Barbarian, a fan favourite from Diablo II, and showed us one of the new classes, the Witch Doctor, who appears to be somewhat of a cross between a Necromancer and a Druid. Players will also be able to choose their character’s gender (which likely means the Amazon is out).

I could go on and on about what’s been revealed, but you're better of checking the official site here for all the news, updates, and gorgeous trailers. The cinematic boys at Blizzard have outdone themselves once again, as you can see below.

I’m really looking forward to this one, even though it’s likely a few years away.

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