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Blizzard Announces Diablo 3

CowboyNeal posted about 6 years ago | from the mouse-buttons-beware dept.

Role Playing (Games) 423

stpk4 writes "After a week-long tease by Blizzard, Diablo 3 has just been announced in Paris. The splash screen has been updated at their homepage and The Escapist has the first write-up." While there aren't many details available yet, it is known that Deckard Cain returns to help our heroes yet again.

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Ahem... (-1, Troll)

DamienNightbane (768702) | about 6 years ago | (#23980115)


Not only splash screen (5, Insightful)

zolf13 (941799) | about 6 years ago | (#23980119)

... much more here []

Re:Not only splash screen (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980411)

After their shitty customer service in WoW, Blizzard can blow me.

Re:Not only splash screen (0, Offtopic)

Gewalt (1200451) | about 6 years ago | (#23981211)

OK, so we know there's gonna be a mac version... but... there's still one very important question. WILL I BE ABLE TO PLAY IT ON MY MACBOOK PRO? (cause if not... I'm gonna cry for weeks)

Re:Not only splash screen (5, Funny)

Dachannien (617929) | about 6 years ago | (#23981285)

All I see is fifty bazillion unnecessary Flash widgets, with a smidgen of text way at the bottom. They even apparently require Flash just to show a fancy capital "T".

Maybe that's the point. In Diablo III, you, the hapless adventurer, are given the Nerd's Gaming Rig of Total Righteousness (Unique Item), and must venture through the Gates of Hell to destroy Diablo's armies of pointless Flash widgets.

In the expansion, you essentially do the same thing, except now they're all Silverlight widgets, and you face off against a chair-throwing Steve Ballmer at the end.

Other forms of payment (5, Funny)

MooseMuffin (799896) | about 6 years ago | (#23980137)

Perhaps Blizzard and I can simplify our relationship and I can just hand them my soul. They seem to have a pretty good handle on it as it is.

Re:Other forms of payment (-1, Troll)

Brian Gordon (987471) | about 6 years ago | (#23980315)

Blizzard has nothing of mine. Bnetd, their crappy anticheat scanning...

Re:Other forms of payment (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980425)

Good for you. Do you want a cookie or something?

Re:Other forms of payment (4, Interesting)

dotancohen (1015143) | about 6 years ago | (#23980331)

Perhaps Blizzard and I can simplify our relationship and I can just hand them my soul. They seem to have a pretty good handle on it as it is.

I'd go for that when there will be a Linux port of the game. Here's the address to write to and to let them know that there is demand: []

Just think, if half of all /.ers wrote to them expressing interest in a Linux port, how much pressure that would be to deliver. Even a port compiled against Wine 1.0 would be great. Write to them and let them know that.

Re:Other forms of payment (4, Informative)

MooseMuffin (799896) | about 6 years ago | (#23980477)

I run WoW under wine on ubuntu. Works perfectly, and even plays nice with the compiz fusion desktop effects. I can run WoW on one desktop, and then spin the cube to another to answer IMs or whatever.

Re:Other forms of payment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980623)

They're not that dumb, obvious there will be a surge of emails demanding Linux and it will not be a steady demand.

Even John Carmack from remarks before regrets releasing to Linux, poor sales have tainted the Linux market and it might be 10 years before a true title is released again especially with the 'Games for Windows'.

The interest is not there from the Linux community and they constantly snuff their nose at PC Windows gamers even though they have told those who push the Linux agenda to be more gamer friendly.

Re:Other forms of payment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23981003)

all /.ers wrote...
I don't know, even if all the basement dwellers, that had never seen a real woman on their lives (moms and ugly computer science colleagues don't count), were raised to write to Blizzard, I don't think they would care.
Nobody wants to launch a game for Linux, they prefer to stay with the 90% of the OS market and Windows...

Re:Other forms of payment (1)

dotancohen (1015143) | about 6 years ago | (#23981305)

Nobody wants to launch a game for Linux, they prefer to stay with the 90% of the OS market and Windows...

So let them compile against Wine 1.0.

Re:Other forms of payment (1)

jfsimard79 (1303437) | about 6 years ago | (#23980501)

I just read that while playing WoW, so I understand.

Dialbo 3 (5, Funny)

jollyreaper (513215) | about 6 years ago | (#23980141)

The sounds you hear are college careers ending before they've even begun.

Re:Dialbo 3 (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980265)

Oh krud. Fool me once shame on you, Blizzard, feel me twice shame on me. There goes my second chance at finally graduating. At this rate, I'll never be able to afford my own basement.

Re:Dialbo 3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980819)

That already happened when World of Warcraft was released.

There goes my productivity again (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980155)

Just when my new macbook pro was keeping me awayfrom diablo 2

Re:There goes my productivity again (1)

Jarik C-Bol (894741) | about 6 years ago | (#23980341)

its not stopping you, there are patches.

Re:There goes my productivity again (3, Informative)

oDDmON oUT (231200) | about 6 years ago | (#23980381)

Doesn't the Blizzard native OS X installer [] , also discussed here [] , work on MacIntels?

I've been considering using Diablo II to wean myself from a year long umbilical WoW connection and hadn't had a chance to try it yet.

Re:There goes my productivity again (1)

4D6963 (933028) | about 6 years ago | (#23980413)

Doesn't the Blizzard native OS X installer [] , also discussed here [] , work on MacIntels?

Oh, great job! Now he won't even have until Diablo III comes out anymore to enjoy what would have been left of his life!

Phew (5, Funny)

Godji (957148) | about 6 years ago | (#23980175)

I am so glad I never got around to playing the first two. That way, I'll have a good reason not to play this one - I've missed the storyline.

Think of the countless hours I saved by saving countless hours twice before!

Re:Phew (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980211)

I actually DID waste countless hours of my life on the first two. Thank goodness Blizzard decided to charge an unreasonable monthly fee for WoW (which is, effectively, Diablo 3.)

Re:Phew (1)

Godji (957148) | about 6 years ago | (#23980285)

Isn't WoW more like Warcraft 4? I never played WoW or Diablo, which explains my n00bish question.

By the way, there are two things I don't want to ever touch in my life, because addiction and severe negative consequences are all but certain: hard drugs and WoW.

Re:Phew (1)

4D6963 (933028) | about 6 years ago | (#23980437)

Isn't WoW more like Warcraft 4?

No, if WoW was anything like that I would have played it. Do we know if they have any plans to go back to the old Warcraft formula? Cause I loved it!

Re:Phew (1)

Godji (957148) | about 6 years ago | (#23980651)

They won't go back. That would be admitting "See, WoW is good, but it's not good enough, so we WILL make a better Warcraft!". At the very least it would be a fork in the franchise.

The success of WoW spelled the death of Warcraft as we knew it.

I don't know why they made WoW as opposed to WoD (World of Diablo) in the first place, the RPG being closer to the WoW concept than the RTS. But what's done is done.

Re:Phew (1)

mattgoldey (753976) | about 6 years ago | (#23981029)

Yeah, you sure dodged a bullet. Just think of all the FUN you could have had. *whew* Lucky break for you!

Second most popular (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980191)

Maybe this is going to be their second most popular game, according to this release .

But (1)

eclectro (227083) | about 6 years ago | (#23980199)

Isn't the monster at the end already beaten??

Re:But (4, Funny)

ewrong (1053160) | about 6 years ago | (#23980323)

yes 4.2 million times by me alone.

Re:But (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980371)

If I remember correctly, the destruction of the worldstone keep at the end of the expansion left the world open to chaos in some way that could go towards explaining it all.

Nothin' better! (1)

freaker_TuC (7632) | about 6 years ago | (#23980555)

There is nothing better .. than a second victory ..

Absolute evil can never be killed (4, Funny)

sheetsda (230887) | about 6 years ago | (#23980809)

... until all the money has been completely milked out of it.

OMFG (1)

anarkavre (904651) | about 6 years ago | (#23980205)

I have been wishing for this for years and was starting to have no faith in Blizzard. I was thinking they were too involved with WoW to care for Diablo anymore. I guess I was wrong. I am so happy I could play Diablo or Diablo 2 right now!

Re:OMFG (2, Insightful)

ewrong (1053160) | about 6 years ago | (#23980431)

It's been a hell of a long wait, bring on the mindless hack & slash.

Re:OMFG (1)

DeeQ (1194763) | about 6 years ago | (#23980705)

After a couple of the splash screens and d3 rumors i went out and bought the battle chest with d1 d2 lod and stupid strat guide. Best 30 dollars I've ever used to buy something that I had already owned at one point. My guess is the price for the chest will get bounced up since the d3 announcement.

Rating Pending (4, Insightful)

rpillala (583965) | about 6 years ago | (#23980239)

Fair enough, but the www site asked me to enter my date of birth before showing me the cinematic teaser trailer. Then I watched the teaser trailer and didn't see anything even remotely offensive in it. Did anyone else see like a bare tit or extreme violence in there that I missed?

Just the existence of demons and monsters is an issue?

Re:Rating Pending (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980645)


Usually any blood is enough to get an M rating.

Re:Rating Pending (4, Informative)

Machtyn (759119) | about 6 years ago | (#23981129)

The teaser didn't have much in it, but the gameplay video has some pretty sick and gruesome stuff happening in it. (Particularly at the end when they show you half of a big boss battle and the big boss picks up the barbarian and ... happens.)

Bring out the nerf bat (5, Funny)

Admiral Ag (829695) | about 6 years ago | (#23980247)

I thought I'd be first with: It's clear that witch doctors are massively overpowered. I demand a nerf.

Oh the humanity (5, Funny)

Scr3wFace (1200541) | about 6 years ago | (#23980251)

Just when I kick my crack habbit... Go figure

Sweet Jesus! Nooooo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980271)

Not *another* Blizzard subscription!

(BTW, does anyone else think the Witch Doctor class is a bit palsied?)

Bring out your dead! *BONG* (1)

CFBMoo1 (157453) | about 6 years ago | (#23980283)

From Deckard Cain: I'm getting better, I think I'll go for a walk in Diablo 3.

From Blizzard: No your not you'll be stone dead in a moment. Look is there anything you can do?

From Deckard Cain: I feel happy! I'll identify your items free!


From Blizzard: Oh thanks!

From Diablo: No trouble at all, see you next Thursday!

From Blizzard: Right!

(Makes me wonder if I should bother with Wrath of the Lich King and just start saving $15/month. I did enjoy the first two games very much.)

website/browser problem (1)

OglinTatas (710589) | about 6 years ago | (#23980289)

I can't check out the trailers because their stupid age selection dialog is all mouse controlled dropdowns (no keyboard controls) AND they only have 8 selections. Therefore, I can only be born January 1-8, thru August 1-8, 2001-2008. At least that's the way it is in Safari. WTF?

Assuming you're not joking (4, Informative)

ctid (449118) | about 6 years ago | (#23980351)

Grab the skull on the right-hand side and use it as a slider. That's how it works here on Safari.

Re:website/browser problem (1)

aredubya74 (266988) | about 6 years ago | (#23980361)

Yep, same thing in FF3. I am glad though that they believe the overtly violent content should not be shown to 7 year olds. /sarcasm

Re:website/browser problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980375)

Drag the skull (on the rhs) down - it's the scroll slider... HTH

(PS I had exactly the same problem as you)

Re:website/browser problem (5, Informative)

ConanG (699649) | about 6 years ago | (#23980417)

Youtube video of opening trailer here: []

Gameplay video here: []
and here: []

Not as high quality as on the official site, but you take what you can get, eh?

Re:website/browser problem (2, Informative)

Aaron England (681534) | about 6 years ago | (#23980849)

Not as high quality as on the official site, but you take what you can get, eh?

Under the youtube video there's a "watch in high quality" link which will play it in similar quality to the official site.

Re:website/browser problem (1)

bmorency (1221186) | about 6 years ago | (#23980611)

Here is a link to a better quality version of the gameplay. It is 19 minutes long too. Hopefully it can withstand the slashdot effect. []

Yeah, so, the gem (5, Funny)

Yacoby (1295064) | about 6 years ago | (#23980291)

OK, so, I have been to the site, but what does the gem do? I heard if you click it 100 times, you get sent a beta...

Re:Yeah, so, the gem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980421)

You have to open Bill's PC 200 times before that works.

Re:Yeah, so, the gem (5, Funny)

Bieeanda (961632) | about 6 years ago | (#23980517)

The gem is working as intended.

Just in time... (1)

nirjana (1000315) | about 6 years ago | (#23980307)

... since I was just beginning to get tired of devoting 40+ hours/week of my time to World of Warcraft.

Re:Just in time... (1)

Yacoby (1295064) | about 6 years ago | (#23980327)

This is Diablo 3, you are never going to manage to only play 40 hours a week. I suggest you give up your job now, saves the problem of deciding if you can stop playing D3 long enough to hand in your notice.

"Highly Cooperative" (5, Insightful)

n0dna (939092) | about 6 years ago | (#23980321)

The only thing that frightens me is that they describe the game as "highly cooperative."

That's what killed Diablo II for most of the legit players. If you were lucky, maybe as many as 2 people you knew in real life were also players, so you were left to play with strangers and 9 year-olds on Battle.Net. The 1.10 patch made the game no longer possible to finish by yourself.

It's tough to assemble a party of reasonable size from cheaters and griefers and beggars, let alone the guy with the hacked gear who drops in, kills Diablo, Pindleskin, Mephisto, then Baal, and then drops right back out while you're still in the middle of Act 1.

Co-Op is great, but please don't force those of us who enjoy playing the game to rely on the children who can't afford the $15 a month for WoW.

Re:"Highly Cooperative" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980713)

You could have restricted the game to people you wanted to play with by setting a password.

Re:"Highly Cooperative" (1)

SB5 (165464) | about 6 years ago | (#23980827)

But if you don't have friends who are you going to tell the password too so you aren't playing alone?

Re:"Highly Cooperative" (2, Funny)

Narishma (822073) | about 6 years ago | (#23981207)

Make new friends.

Re:"Highly Cooperative" (5, Interesting)

rpillala (583965) | about 6 years ago | (#23980957)

I'm sure the game will have a single player mode. Wait, here from the FAQ:

Will there be a single-player component in addition to multiplayer?

Yes. In addition to battling the hordes of the Burning Hells cooperatively with friends over, players will be able to adventure through the world of Diablo III solo. More details on both the single-player and multiplayer experience will be revealed at a later date.

You might also look into TOG, a multi-game guild with a minimum age of 25. This is when men's brains are finally fully formed, so you get a decent group of folks there.

What are we killing now? (5, Funny)

andytrevino (943397) | about 6 years ago | (#23980409)

We've already killed Diablo in Diablo 1. Then, in Diablo II, we killed him AGAIN, and killed his brothers and scores of underling bosses.

Are we now killing him a THIRD time, along with his brothers, cousins, college roommate, and that guy he talked to at the bus stop last week? How does Evil(tm) finance its operation and pay its underling bosses? More importantly, how many computer mice must the forces of Good(tm) sacrifice to stop this nonsense?!

Re:What are we killing now? (4, Informative)

ConanG (699649) | about 6 years ago | (#23980463)

He wasn't killed in D1. The soulstone trapped his essence. Then your idiot hero sticks it in his head and becomes Diablo (aka "The Wanderer") in D2.

Don't know what happens in D3 obviously, but the soulstones are destroyed. My guess is something to do with Tyriel in Heaven. Maybe a war in Heaven leading to a new "Diablo"?

Re:What are we killing now? (1)

Nathonix (843449) | about 6 years ago | (#23980549)

Kraid and Ridley have often made me wonder the same questions.

Why isn't this a console title? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980503)

This it the kind of game that should come out for both the PS3 and XB360 (and allow cross-console gaming).

Re:Why isn't this a console title? (1)

Nathonix (843449) | about 6 years ago | (#23980609)

no. to do that would be to alienate their core audience, the first two games were pc games, the controls that are familiar to the players would have to be bastardized to fit onto the control pads, AND 360 owners would have to pay for their online service, ps3 owners wouldnt, and battlenet has always been free. It's pretty much guaranteed that anyone that enjoys diablo owns a PC, blizz cannot guarantee that they will also own a current gen console.

Re:Why isn't this a console title? (3, Insightful)

Yvan256 (722131) | about 6 years ago | (#23980699)

All three next-generation consoles have USB ports, so just make it "requires keyboard and mouse".

I wish all console games supported it too, first-person shooters with a stupid gamepad and crappy analog sticks doesn't cut it.

Re:Why isn't this a console title? (2, Interesting)

DeeQ (1194763) | about 6 years ago | (#23980731)

Actually D1 Was also released on the Ps1. I have a copy in my house somewhere. (Much preferred to play on the pc tho)

Re:Why isn't this a console title? (2, Interesting)

FloodSpectre (745213) | about 6 years ago | (#23980801)

If I recall, that PS1 version also had your character moving at double normal speeds, which seemed a little strange. I never played it, but a friend of mine in high school owned it after I got him addicted to the PC version.

Also seems it was published by EA. Bet you wouldn't see that happening these days.

Re:Why isn't this a console title? (2, Interesting)

eddy (18759) | about 6 years ago | (#23980787)

>no. to do that would be to alienate their core audience

What? Their greatest fans are going to go.. ''Oh, must hav... wait, there's a PS3 version too? Then I will not buy the PC version. Blizzard are traitors!''

I'm not talking about dumbing down (ha!) the PC version, I'm talking about doing console versions too.

I too have both a mouse and keyboard plugged into my PS3, but sadly console developers seems stuck in the 80s and, with a few exceptions, believe people actually PREFER the standard controller in games like FPSes.

In fact, I cancelled my Battlefield: Bad Company pre-order when no dev would commit to fixing this issue. B:BC is so backwards that you can't even flip the left and right analog controls. Apparently the 10% of the population that are left-handed and have better motor skills in their left hand (which controls movement, the right controls aiming), can just go suck it.

Sometimes I wonder what kind of idiots design these games. They have millions-of-dollar budgets, but can't get a basic thing like keyboard and mouse support, or even swapping left/right stick, into the game. They do have time to plaster the internet with weekly screenshots and videos though.

Astonishingly boring? (1, Interesting)

Mr. Picklesworth (931427) | about 6 years ago | (#23980563)

Am I the only one who finds this game to be boring, even by its demo videos? Fancy graphics and physics engine aside, it is essentially Lots Of Zombies + MASSIVE DAMAGE. In essence: Lame.

"...but have you ever seen a WALL OF ZOMBIES before?"
---Yes. Countless times. A few seconds ago in this video, even.

Times have changed. People are more interested in deep characters that actually react to their actions and are interesting to interact with, instead of them just feebly toppling over from the slightest tap. We have the technology now to do that, whereas trying to make a challenge by piling more bad guys is a mechanic developed back when such depth was actually difficult to achieve.

I don't care how many particle effects are involved; madly clicking the mouse in all directions should not be considered fun. From the looks of it, one could replace Diablo with a Paint clone that makes sound effects and not notice the difference.

Re:Astonishingly boring? (4, Insightful)

christurkel (520220) | about 6 years ago | (#23980749)

Its fun, mindless hack and slash adventure. It's nice to take a break, sometimes.

Re:Astonishingly boring? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23980867)

I actually derive great pleasure from beating the living hell out of demons and tourists.

Re:Astonishingly boring? (4, Interesting)

-noefordeg- (697342) | about 6 years ago | (#23980923)

Because we all know that Diablo and Diablo 2 were just graphics and lots of zombies =/

The item generation (Slot machine principle), character templates and development, and fast paced gameplay was Diablo 1 & 2. Blizzard manage to include everything which makes a game fun in Diablo 1 & 2, not only for you, but for those playing with a group of friends too.

With patches changing the game dynamics of Diablo 2, the game provided us with several years of experimenting with different character templates.

Seems to me that you either haven't played Diablo games or "just don't get it" :)

But who cares?!
Diablo 3 is coming!!! Hell YEAH!

This coming from someone who just last month, played Diablo 2 on his MacBook at the airport. Not a single game has kept me coming back for more like the way Diablo 2 has =)

Re:Astonishingly boring? (1)

rpillala (583965) | about 6 years ago | (#23981015)

You should be right, but yet there is something about Diablo's art direction and sound direction that draws me back.

There's room for both clickfest games and more sophisticated games. I can't think, offhand, of any computer game with deep characters that were interesting to interact with. Maybe you can suggest something? The closest I've seen is probably Planescape: Torment.

Re:Astonishingly boring? (1)

AlexMax2742 (602517) | about 6 years ago | (#23981057)

Get off your high horse. The market has room for both intellectual RPG's and mindless hack n' slashes.

Not that I particularly care about Diablo 3, since I wasn't a fan of the first two, but this exact attitude is why the 'mindless shoot-em-up' genre, one I'm a huge fan of, is all but dead.

Re:Astonishingly boring? (1)

Hells (1166547) | about 6 years ago | (#23981159)

Well, if it's like D2, it will be more fun to play than watch.

uhhh (0, Redundant)

Chutulu (982382) | about 6 years ago | (#23980569)

"Stay a while and listen..."

I think i've heard that a million times....

Re:uhhh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23981201)

Another visitor! Stay a while - stay forever!

Wrong game?

Play it soon (3, Funny)

wildzeke (191754) | about 6 years ago | (#23980601)

I hear that Limbo of the Lost 2 is going to predominately feature Diablo 3 content.

Is it just me... (1)

superash (1045796) | about 6 years ago | (#23980605)

...or does the game look very much Warcraft like? Not that I am complaining , I loved the first two and the third looks much much better. Just that I hope I don't have to upgrade my grphics card to play this. Diablo 1 & 2 were not graphics intensive even though it had pretty nice stuff.

Re:Is it just me... (1)

Machtyn (759119) | about 6 years ago | (#23981279)

A couple of things I noticed with the graphics and physics engine in the game. At the beginning, it showed the barbarian walking through the water causing ripples to expand outward. (Still gimmicky looking to me, but they are getting better at it. That's hard stuff to do for a PPU.) However, at the end, with the big boss battle, characters are running through the pool of water and no ripples. You can't even tell they are in or on top of the water.

Now, certainly, they are probably using the best $600-$1000 card from nVidia or ATI, but I think the graphics will scale down nicely for the budget $50-$150 card crowd. And, Blizzard knows its target audience, they know some of them will likely own the Win Vista PC that comes with the nVidia 6100 onboard POCrap chipset that has no WinXP drivers and is an underpowered non-Aero GPU.

Early alpha review up (5, Funny)

TheGreatOrangePeel (618581) | about 6 years ago | (#23980675)

to quote the review for the alpha,

Clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick clickclick...

Re:Early alpha review up (5, Funny)

M0ralGray (1125833) | about 6 years ago | (#23981293)

I'm hoping the collector's edition comes with a case of mice.

Lots of empty pages? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | about 6 years ago | (#23980743)

Is someone still uploading the content to the web server or something? Most pages are empty (the pages are there, but no content)...

I want to know what are the Mac requirements.

Re:Lots of empty pages? (1)

mattgoldey (753976) | about 6 years ago | (#23980803)

On the FAQ page, they say that the system requirements will announced at a later date.

System Requirements? (1)

Qbertino (265505) | about 6 years ago | (#23980747)

Does anyone know the system requirements? More specifically: Will it run fine with my current generation Mac Mini? I know this is Blizzard, a really good game publisher, so the answer is likely to be "Yes.", however, I'd like some details. Anyone?

Re:System Requirements? (2, Informative)

mattgoldey (753976) | about 6 years ago | (#23980815)

On the FAQ page, they say that the system requirements will announced later.

Re:System Requirements? (1)

TheSpoom (715771) | about 6 years ago | (#23981081)

System Requirements: You totally can't run it.

Blizzard (1)

Coraon (1080675) | about 6 years ago | (#23980773)

You know I think this is one of the few game companies out there that actually get it. All there modern games have been a hit and I think thats because they produce quality first: the game has to have a good plot, it has to have replay and it has to be pretty, and if it doesn't meet those rules it doesn't get made. As someone who only buys good quality games, I know when its a blizzard game its worth me shelling out the $40+ for it.

Whoa...not until they finish StarCraft 2 (1)

txmadman (538415) | about 6 years ago | (#23980821)

I assume they have enough guys to do both of these...StarCraft 2 was in line first and needs to be delivered first. It's about time...

Surprised this is happening (1)

mattgoldey (753976) | about 6 years ago | (#23980873)

Blizzard took so many elements from the Diablo games and incorporated them into World of Warcraft that I'm surprised that this is happening. Excited, but still surprised.

I'm disappointed... (1)

el_senator (992618) | about 6 years ago | (#23980993)

... The menus at [] are shown even if you don't hold down ALT.

New diablo 2 patch (4, Insightful)

gbjbaanb (229885) | about 6 years ago | (#23981041)

Just browsing, and look what I found:

- Patch 1.12

          Downloadable Installer Support

- If all required Diablo 2 '.MPQ' files are installed on the
    hard drive, the game will no longer require the CD to play.

      For users that originally performed a 'Full Installation'
      and wish to run without the CD, all '.MPQ' files should
      be copied from the Diablo 2 CDs to the Diablo 2 directory.
      Most users will only need to copy D2Music.mpq from the
      Diablo 2 Play CD and/or D2xMusic.mpq from the Lord of
      Destruction CD. Mac users will need to copy these music
      files and rename them to 'Diablo II Music' and
      'Diablo II Expansion Music' respectively.

      Anyone who did not perform a 'Full Installation' will need
      to re-install from CD again to ultimately play without the CD.
      In this case, a 'Full Installation' is required, followed by file
      copy step noted above.

nice of them to think about letting us play these old games like this.

Sooooooooooul Calibur! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23981149)

" Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils directly, the memory fades slowly and the wounds of the soul still burn."

"..the soul still burn."

Need a new mouse. (1)

ThePhilips (752041) | about 6 years ago | (#23981171)


I do not like my actual mouse - but sadly it still works somehow. Coming up with the reason to buy a new mouse is quite hard.

But Diabolo is for rescue!!!

The game is notoriously known for its capability of rendering mice dysfunctional by wearing down left button very very quickly. My friend playing thru Diabolo I & II (with expansions) went thru 5(!) left mouse buttons (he was replacing only button mechanics itself) and one right mouse button.

Diabolo III - Banzaii!!

4 years too late? (1)

_KiTA_ (241027) | about 6 years ago | (#23981215)

Am I the only one who thinks this is quite a few years too late?

I mean, yeah, it might be OK, but... I donno. The hype for this built up and waned all on it's own years ago, before it even existed. Seems to me they should have started work ont his 1-2 years after Lord of Destruction came out.

Also, isn't the entire Diablo 1 and 2 staff "seeking success elsewhere" now?

Re:4 years too late? (1)

icegreentea (974342) | about 6 years ago | (#23981287)

The D2 team went and made Hellgate. Didn't pan out as they expected. It might seem a bit late... but look at how long SC2 took. Sure, starcraft had Korea to keep it going, but D2 still has its legion of nostalgic fans.

Dear lord, not Deckard Cain (1)

FlyingSquidStudios (1031284) | about 6 years ago | (#23981223)

I love the Diablo series, but Deckard Cain is one of the most annoying game characters, especially his fakey accent.

Quick! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23981281)

Buy Logitech stocks now! ;)

Unreal3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#23981309)

The game is using a heavily modified Unreal3 engine. It is console bound, but I won't go into details about that. Also, the game is still going to have the fast action all the older games have. It is going to be fun and is totally different than WoW. As it always was and always will be.

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