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Jun 28, 2008Diablo III FAQPosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
All the basics on Blizzard's newly unveiled action-RPG.
June 28, 2008 - What is Diablo III?
We're developing Diablo III to be the definitive action role-playing game, and a true continuation of the Diablo series. Players will create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities. As these heroes adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, they'll grow in experience and ability and acquire items of incredible power.
The game takes place on Sanctuary, a world of dark fantasy. Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few brave and powerful heroes. Most of those warriors who directly faced Hell's armies -- and were fortunate enough to survive -- went mad from their experiences. And most of the others have buried their haunted memories and pushed the horrors from their thoughts. In Diablo III, players will return to Sanctuary to confront evil in its many forms once again.
Diablo III will be a fitting sequel to Diablo II, with the easy interface, fast-paced action, and visceral gameplay that Diablo players have come to expect and enjoy. It will also include many new features that will take the Diablo action-RPG experience to the next level. We look forward to going into much more detail on our plans for Diablo III as development on the game progresses.
What's new about Diablo III compared to the previous Diablo games?
Exciting new classes like the witch doctor bring new gameplay options to the table. Returning classes, like the barbarian, have been completely redone with new skills to give them a feel unique to Diablo III. New customization options will provide for an even greater level of character specialization than the previous Diablo games, allowing the player to create unique characters brimming with power.
Diablo III is powered by a new graphics engine that can display characters and hordes of monsters in lush, fully 3D environments. Powerful special-effects systems and Havok-powered physics allow the player to lay waste to Hell's minions in spectacular ways.
Also, Diablo III builds on the random environments of the previous Diablo games by introducing a host of new ways to create random scripted events throughout the game. This creates a dense and exciting world alive with quests, NPCs, dynamic encounters, and viciously challenging new monsters and bosses. Diablo III's environments add a great deal of interactivity to the game, including destructible elements and environmental obstacles that can be turned against your enemies.
In addition, Diablo III will benefit from Battle.net upgrades that will provide some exciting new features for players. Cooperative online play remains a primary focus, with multiple enhancements being planned to make connecting with your friends easier and cooperative gameplay even more fun. We'll have more details on all these aspects as well as other exciting new features at a later date.
Can you give an overview of Diablo III's storyline?
It has been twenty years since the events of Diablo II. Of those who faced the Lords of Hatred, Terror, and Destruction in the battle over the fate of Sanctuary, there are few still living who can bear to remember the horrors that the Prime Evils wrought upon the world. And of those who did not witness the terrible events firsthand, most believe the stories to be little more than myth. But something evil is stirring once again in Tristram, and it may already have claimed its first victim: Deckard Cain.
Will there be any other familiar faces in Diablo III (other than Deckard Cain)?
Yes. Players will encounter several new characters as well as a number of characters from the previous games.
Will players be visiting any familiar locations in Diablo III, such as Tristram?
Yes, definitely. Players will return to Tristram and certain other locations from the previous games, and they'll be exploring new areas of Sanctuary as well.
How many character classes are included in Diablo III? What are they?
Five character classes will be included in the game, two of which, the barbarian and witch doctor, were revealed when the game was announced at the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational. The other classes will be announced at a later date.
Will players be able to choose the gender of their character, regardless of class?
Yes. Players will be able to create male and female characters for all five classes.
Will Diablo III be playable over Battle.net? What new features can we expect?
Yes, Diablo III will be playable over Battle.net, and Battle.net will offer some exciting new features to enhance players' Diablo III experience. We'll announce specifics and go into much more detail at a later date.
Will there be a single-player component in addition to multiplayer?
Yes. In addition to battling the hordes of Hell cooperatively with friends over Battle.net, 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.
What will questing be like in Diablo III? Will it be similar to Diablo II?
Our plans for the story and quest mechanics are still under wraps. We'll go into detail on those elements of the game at a later date. We can say, however, that we expect to have class-based quests in addition to the main story-line quests.
What engine is Diablo III running on? What graphical enhancements are included?
Diablo III runs on a custom 3D game engine for rendering full-3D characters and environments. The 3D game engine not only simulates advanced animation sequences and sound effects, but also uses a custom physics engine that allows for realistic object dynamics and cloth simulation.
What are the system requirements for Diablo III?
We'll announce specific system requirements at a later date.
When will Diablo III be released?
It's too early to estimate Diablo III's release date. As with all Blizzard Entertainment games, our goal is to create a game that is as fun, balanced, and polished as possible. We intend to take as much time developing Diablo III as is necessary to ensure the game meets our own high expectations and those of our players.
Will the game be released in multiple countries? Will the release be simultaneous? Which countries and what languages will Diablo III be localized in?
As with all of our games, our goal with Diablo III is to release the game simultaneously in as many regions as possible, and to localize the game in several languages. We'll have more details to share about countries, languages, and specific dates as we get closer to release.
Will Diablo III be available on Windows and Mac simultaneously?
Yes. As with all of Blizzard Entertainment's recent releases, Diablo III will ship for both Windows and Mac simultaneously.
How much will Diablo III cost? Where can I buy this game?
Pricing and availability for Diablo III will be determined and announced closer to the release of the game.
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Jun 28, 2008Don't hype this game too much. Even though its going to be kickass, *its blizzard* Don't hype it over the top, cuz i know all of us has been waiting for 8 years, and 8 years is an VERY long time to hype a game up. It might be another year *or 2* till it comes out.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Ps: Don't flame me too much.
Jun 27, 2008Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)Quote from "LinkX" »I think Angels are similar to Demons in the Diablo universe.
(Plus have you seen Tyreal? He looks human-esque, which kinda refers that he probably has an ass...)
lmao. Only at diablofans.com will you find ppl arguing if angels have asses or not.
Jun 27, 2008Posted in: SICK Clan ArchivesQuote from "Num3n" »we need to get some shit going just to keep everyone active like contests or something
the games 8 years old. If you guys have been around for more then 5 years it would be astounding. Most last just 1-3 years.
Jun 27, 2008Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from "Dreimos" »Here's something cooler
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Jun 27, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Gainne" »Woot! It's all really close now!
Have fun MD!, and if you are bored and find yourself alone with nothing to do...., you can always break into the conference room before tomorrow and get some first hand information about Diablo III
he he we can send md some bombs to blow up the room and get the top secret files. WAHHAHAHHAHAAH
Jun 16, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "alexiskool12345" »I def. think there's something more then just Starcraft 2 pro comments and wotlk info. That just isn't enough content to warrant an entire event at this point. That and the fact that of all the countries/cities in this world, they chose Paris, France.
Ya.. So maybe blizzard wanted the slip ups, make them look accidental, to get the suspense up?
Jun 15, 2008he he he look how they changed it guys.. *dunno if anyone has posted it yet*Posted in: News
The Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, to be held in Paris on June 28th & 29th is sold out! If you can't attend, Xfire will be on the showfloor, bringing the event straight to your computer!
Get behind the scenes with Xfire during WWI to:
· Follow the opening ceremony in our live chat rooms together with hundreds of other Blizzard fans
· Learn what the pros think of the latest Starcraft 2 developments, including the Zerg race
· Discover the latest version of the 2nd WoW Expansion, Wrath of the Lich King
· Get to see exclusive pictures and videos from the event
· Follow the invitational WoW Arena, Warcraft 3 and Starcraft tournaments
Come back here starting June 27th for our first news udpates about the event. In the meantime, you can register for the chat rooms by entering your email address on the right hand side of this page.
where is the part about the game being announced?? they erased it cuz blizzard prob got pissed at them. Unless if it is something new, they are going to announce Diablo 3 cuz they are making
1. Wow Wotlk
2. Starcraft 2
3. Diablo 3. Woot! A couple of weeks left!! It all fits. Pc Action could be saving diablo 3 until its september issue, when it is save to announce it and get the *professional* hands on. Im hoping that if they do announce it, we get a sick poster.
Jun 10, 2008Darkenmal posted a message on Review - Diablo: The Sin War Trilogy, The Veiled Prophetya i think the dude paid way to much attention to the sex parts.. lolPosted in: News
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