Blizzard Entertainment have announced that it’s bringing Diablo III to the Xbox 360 and not just the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. A release date has also now been revealed for the release of the game on current generation consoles.
Blizzard Entertainment have finally sorted out their Diablo III systems enough that people can now try out the Starter Edition for free. It is basically a demo and is available through Battle.net. With the Starter Edition you can fight up to the Skeleton King boss in Act I and get to level 13 all without having to purchase Diablo III.
Diablo III‘s real money auction house is here and of course optional. Europe and other territories, meanwhile, will gain access in “the near future”. Also to use it you will need to use Blizzards Authenticator.
According to Best Buy and Joystiq, Diablo III is heading to stores at the beginning of next month. A display spotted at a Best Buy shop shows Diablo III being advertised for a midnight launch on the 1st February. Also Best Buy’s website lists the same date.
Apparently UK retailer Gameplay is showing a 3rd February 2012 release date for Diablo III. Which means there might be some truth in the actual release dates.
The closed beta for Blizzard’s Diablo III is now available. The first group of invitations have been sent out, with more participants being added later.
The closed beta allows you alone or with your friends to play through part of the game’s first act as any of the game’s five classes, barbarian, witch doctor, monk, demon hunter or wizard. You will able to fight the final boss of the closed beta the Skeleton King, talk with characters in the Sanctuary and mess around with the skill and crafting systems.
The Diablo III community has been updated and now offers lots of new features and information.
The Diablo III Game guide page includes everything you need to know about the hero classes available in Diablo III. It includes information on active skills, passive skills, main class features, as well as screenshots, gameplay videos, artwork, lore, equipment, armor progression previews, and resource overviews.
The class Skill Calculator will allow you to explore the unique builds for your chosen class by selecting active skills, Runestones, and passive skills.
All seems worth checking out if you are looking forward to Diablo III and who isn’t?