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Blizzard ends the suspense and announces Diablo III

Blizzard Entertainment today confirmed it is working on Diablo III, a video game long rumored to be in production with little chatter from Blizzard.  Announced for the first time during Blizzard's 2008 WorldWide Invitational (WWI), the company also provided a handful of game details to help draw interest to the game.

Even though Diablo, Mephisto and Baal were slain in Diablo II, Tristam is again under siege by evil creatures that players will have to eliminate.  The game is being designed to focus more on cooperative play instead of soloing through the world.

As expected, cooperative and P2P gameplay will be available online using Battle.net, Blizzard's free online service that launched with the original Diablo in 1997.  The only game that hasn't used Battle.net has been World of Warcraft, so unconfirmed rumors reporting Diablo III would be subscription-based have been debunked.

DIII gamers will play in a new 3D graphics environment based on Havok physics, where they will be able to interact and even destroy the environment.  Diablo III will also have a random-level generator to make each new level unique.  

Similar to Dungeon Siege and other newer role-playing games, the latest Diablo will offer full zoom capability and a customizable hotbar to help access inventory and skills.  There are no more health or mana potions, as players will now have to walk across floating orbs to get their health benefit.  Armor will also be class specific unlike in Diablo or Diablo II.

There will be five different classes in Diablo III, with the barbarian class making a comeback, using Cleave, Ground Stomp, Seismic Slam and Whirlwind.  A new class will be made, Witch Doctor, who will be able to use ancient tribal magic to help slay enemies.  He'll be able to use Mass Confusion, Soul Harvest, Firebomb, LocustSwarm and Horrify while also having abilities similar to the Necromancer from Diablo II, such as summoning pets.

Deckard Cain, a central figure in the first two games, will make a triumphant comeback into Diablo III, though his specific role is unknown.

Gamers became excited about a possible third Diablo video game after Blizzard acquired the Diablo3.com domain name in May.  The team responsible for creating the previous Diablo video games, programmers from Blizzard North, has seen a mass exodus to a company they created in 2003, so it will be a new team creating Diablo III.

Diablo II and Diablo II:  Lord of Destruction have both sold more than 20 million copies since their release in 2000 and 2001.

Blizzard has launched the Diablo III web site and an official new trailer for the video game can be found by clicking here.

The game will be released for both the PC and Mac, but a potential release date for Diablo III has not been announced.  It is likely Diablo III will release after Starcraft II, which also has not been given a solid release date.



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Hard to know when it'll come out
By wordsworm on 6/28/08, Rating: 0
RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By bodar on 6/28/2008 9:39:51 PM , Rating: 2
Watch the gameplay trailer. Its mechanics are just like D2 and not like WoW, unless you count the fact that they added a hotbar. I don't know about the sysreqs. There seemed to be a lot of crazy effects going on there. Looks like I'll be building that new rig after all.


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By StevoLincolnite on 6/29/2008 12:09:17 AM , Rating: 5
Blizzard usually make there games run on the lowest common denominator. (Thus Intel Integrated stuff).

When Diablo 1 was released, it was capable of running on almost any PC, Same went with StarCraft, which could even run on a 486, despite it's requirements wanting a Pentium 133.

Diablo 2 ran rather well on even the Cyrix Chips with a 2mb video card. (It wanted something like a 233mhz Pentium, although people with slower systems managed to run it fine).

WarCraft 3 can run on Mid-level Pentium 3's paired up with a Geforce 256, although if there are allot of units it will get bogged down.

World of WarCraft basically runs on any Intel Integrated card, even the ones without TnL and Pixel Shading Support, so I would Imagine that StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3 should be able to run comfortably on even the Intel X3100 which seems to perform better in the Direct X 9 Shader path than the Direct X 7 and 8.

You don't need lots of cool effects, just smart artists that can make the most of what they have available, take the Wii for example, allot of the games are not *that* Graphically intensive, but they certainly look awesome thanks to the artists and smart coders.


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By wordsworm on 6/29/2008 12:43:27 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
they certainly look awesome thanks to the artists and smart coders.


Yeah, but usually that's not how things are done. But I'm sure you're right in reference to Blizzard. I got Diablo 2 on PIV with 768MB RAM/64MB ATI Radeon. It ran very nicely.

In any case, I must say I wouldn't be surprised to find that folks out there are manipulated by games like Crysis to buy the latest and greatest hardware so that they can run the game. I hope it's the same for Diablo 3.

But, I can't help but wonder how long we'll have to wait. I figured StarCraft 2 would have come out by last Christmas considering how much publicity they got last summer - but still I'm waiting.

Anyways, don't count on this game not breaking into 'new' territory. From what I have understood, they're throwing physics into the mix, which should make everything a lot more interesting. That's fairly new stuff.


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By Calin on 6/29/2008 6:47:54 AM , Rating: 2
I've run Diablo 2 on a 600 MHz Duron, with 256 or 512 MB of RAM and a GeForce MX 400 (no T&L).
I've also ran two instances of Diablo 2 on a Pentium 3 733 MHz with 512 MB of RAM, without ill effects (it had a lower video card, NVidia TNT2 on AGP)


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By StevoLincolnite on 6/29/2008 9:44:27 PM , Rating: 2
I used to run it on a Celeron 300, 64mb of ram and a 3dfx Voodoo Banshee 16mb card, with the game maxxed out.

However, you don't even need a 3D accelerator to run Diablo 2, as the Software Renderer is actually fairly decent for what it is.


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By Frank M on 6/30/2008 12:07:06 AM , Rating: 5
I used to run it on a cardboard box tied to an etch-a-sketch.


By 1078feba on 6/30/2008 11:17:02 AM , Rating: 2
Saran Wrap for a screen, right?

Yours is the funnniest one liner I have read in quite some time.


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By afkrotch on 6/30/08, Rating: -1
By Yawgm0th on 6/30/2008 5:11:27 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
Sure couldn't get WarCraft 3 to run on my Pentium 3 600mhz, 512 megs PC100, 5400 rpm hdd, and Rage Mobility 8 meg. That was a 1 year old laptop at the time.

Shenanigans. You might have purchased the laptop only a year prior, but it is very misleading to call that a year-old laptop.

Pentium 4 came out in 2000 and by 2001 almost all new Intel-based laptops were using Pentium 4s or P4-based Celerons. Even in 2000 most laptops contained better hardware. War3 came out in the summer of 2002.

When War3 came out, I was running a year-old low-end (maybe 1400 or 1600) Athlon XP with onboard VIA graphics -- which were notoriously buggy and slow at the time -- and the game ran just fine. I had to update the drivers for wisps to show up because of a bug, but the game was quite playable.

I played Diablo, Warcraft II, and Starcraft on a 133MHz Pentium with 64MB of RAM and Windows 95. I cherish memories of online Starcraft over 28k, 36k, and 56k modems. The same applies to Diablo II on a 233MHz Pentium 2, 128MB of RAM, Windows 98 and more dial-up Internet.

Blizzard has consistently developed games that run on what people own. If you pick up a Blizzard game and your computer can't run it, it's a solid sign that your computer is nearing obsolescence or is already obsolete.


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By Screwballl on 6/30/2008 12:58:40 PM , Rating: 2
that is one area that the original programmers failed to look at... the future.. sure it ran well on older systems but the window was limited to what 800x600? That is fine full screen or windowed at 1024x768 but with as many 17" and bigger resolutions that came up quick.. it would have been nice to see some higher resolutions available or a patch to allow it to work with the higher resolutions and widescreen support.
Hopefully DIII will work well with older (DX8, integrated) and newer (DX 10.1) systems.


By PWNettle on 7/1/2008 3:12:57 PM , Rating: 2
You could say this for all or most games of that time. Blizard rules but can't see the future or know their games will persist for years and years beyond expectation.

All good modern games are designed to be much more flexible with resolutions.

I seriously doubt D3 will work with Dx8. Blizzard makes solid engines that produce great visuals without requiring monster PCs but I doubt they'll go that archaic. Watch the gameplay demo on the D3 site (it's very spiffy) - I think you'll need Dx9. I would even say you'll want a fairly decent system for full visuals, since the game looks fairly visually intensive for a Blizzard game.

D3 can't release soon enough!


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By thartist on 6/28/08, Rating: -1
RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By wordsworm on 6/28/2008 11:35:25 PM , Rating: 4
So what are you saying, that the speculation was made by psychics? Or do you suppose some information was leaked and that's why Diablo fans have been expecting an announcement like this for the last year?

June 28th, an image was leaked/distributed: http://www.wowinsider.com/2008/06/28/blizzard-unve...

quote:
July 13, 2007 Frank Pearce, senior vice president of product development at Blizzard, comments on the unannounced project. "Team 3 is working on something really awesome. I can’t give you any hints, but it’s totally awesome." His full comment makes clear that there are just 3 games well into their development processes at Blizzard: World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, and something unannounced. If Diablo III isn't what Team 3 is working on, it's going to be a long, long wait.

http://www.diabloii.net/wiki/Diablo_3_Rumors#July_...

Yeah, it wasn't official, but there were Blizzard employees, high level and otherwise, feeding the mill since 2005, including a nearly completed version of Diablo 3 which was, as they say, tossed after the developers left the company.

So, even if you've kept your head in the sand, it doesn't mean there hasn't been a lot of unofficial, yet credibly sourced, information going on around about the game.


RE: Hard to know when it'll come out
By icrf on 6/29/2008 9:40:35 AM , Rating: 2
It doesn't take a psychic to speculate that a company is going to extend a successful franchise. I predict EA will release a new NFL game next year. I also predict Firefox 3 won't be the last of that application.

The "news" here is that it's now official, not a rumor. Ease up.


By wordsworm on 6/29/2008 9:38:28 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The "news" here is that it's now official, not a rumor. Ease up.


So, like I said before, no big mystery that it's coming out. What remains the big mystery (as I said in the original post) is when the game will actually come out.


Beautiful News
By Saffleur on 6/28/2008 7:32:20 PM , Rating: 2
This just made my day. I used to play Diablo 2 all the time, it was my addiction similar to how those are addicted to WoW. This just makes me happy. The Gameplay tidbit was awesome. I wonder if Witch Doctor is the new Necromancer and whether they've decided to forgo the Assassin or Druid....They have to have an Archer, I can't see them not having one.




RE: Beautiful News
By kristof007 on 6/28/2008 8:22:06 PM , Rating: 1
Witchdoctor looked like a WoW warlock. He had damage over time spells like the locust (dots), a slow fire spell (immolate), and even one that scared monsters away (howl of terror).


RE: Beautiful News
By bodar on 6/28/2008 9:35:12 PM , Rating: 3
That's because they rolled a lot of the skills from DII into WoW. The Witchdoctor's mechanics are more akin to the Necromancer, aside from the fire.

They've got Confuse, Terror, Raised Pets, even a variation of Corpse Explosion.

Maybe they are some kind of fusion of the two.


RE: Beautiful News
By kristof007 on 6/29/2008 4:22:35 PM , Rating: 2
I know they are more akin I just couldn't help notice the similarities between the two games' two classes. I do agree that it is a lot like the necromancer but I also think there are striking similarities with the warlock.


RE: Beautiful News
By Mr Perfect on 6/28/2008 9:25:30 PM , Rating: 2
Hopefully they haven't forgone the Druid. Having a wolf pack follow your werewolf around was good fun. Maybe they'll release the Druid a year after D3 in an expansion. ;)

Now I know why playing WoW feels like being in a gaming holding pattern, D3 was in the works!


RE: Beautiful News
By thartist on 6/28/2008 9:53:34 PM , Rating: 2
The Witch Doctor will take place of the Necromancer to start, then you have the Barbarian for purest melee.

My guess is that to complement the style of play, 2 of the other classes will be Sorceress (pure ranged magic, quite elements oriented) & Paladin (heavy armor, more even melee/magic balance than the Barbarian).

And the iconic Amazon... however i can't be sure because now that they are re-thinking everything, she may seem redundant in play style...


RE: Beautiful News
By Totally on 6/29/2008 3:24:26 AM , Rating: 2
Amazons weren't redundant they were the mid-long range fighters. I'm pretty sure the zons got the axe since each class are gonna have a m/f skin. I expect them to be replaced possibly ranger/thief/rogue classes.


RE: Beautiful News
By tedrodai on 6/30/2008 11:12:41 AM , Rating: 2
There's a lot of hype to live up to due simply to the name of the game. Good luck to the devs with that, and good luck to us as well.

I was hoping there would be a couple more classes than just 5 initially, but beggers can't be choosers.


RE: Beautiful News
By kristof007 on 6/29/2008 4:23:57 PM , Rating: 2
I cannot wait to remake a hammerdin or zealer (that is assuming they bring back a paladin class)


RE: Beautiful News
By MrBlastman on 6/30/2008 10:41:26 AM , Rating: 2
I'm actually really excited.

Only one question - will it this time around (I hope I hope I hope) have gamepad support?

I mean - please Blizzard? ;)

I love Gauntlet/Gauntlet 2 - I know purists will faint with the mention of gamepad, but us really old-schoolers would love to play it old-school style. It is, esentially, a very cracked out version of Gauntlet.

If not on gamepad, I'd love to play it on an arcade-style controller w/buttons, trackball etc. That'd kick behind.


Hip Hip Hooray
By 457R4LDR34DKN07 on 6/28/2008 7:06:02 PM , Rating: 3
Great news, this is one I will buy and have been waiting for an eternity.




RE: Hip Hip Hooray
By Mitch101 on 6/28/2008 7:19:03 PM , Rating: 2
Watched the demo and it looks great and challenging the ending of the video was a neat surprise.

If they space these out correctly I could be playing nothing but blizzard titles this year.

I have 4 games still in the plastic because of them.


RE: Hip Hip Hooray
By StevoLincolnite on 6/28/2008 10:38:08 PM , Rating: 1
All I have to say is: "liubdsfilbfdljkhbfdlkjbfdlkjbdf"

Otherwise this is great news! This might invigorate the PC Exclusives if Blizzard shows that PC gaming is still strong!

I have had every single game from Blizzard in the WarCraft, StarCraft and Diablo Universe except for World of WarCraft, (I don't believe in paying a monthly fee for a game).

One good thing is that we know the game will not be rushed at all, and giving Blizzards track record the game will be a solid one hopefully!

This game along with StarCraft 2 will give me many sleepless nights playing on a LAN with mates, eating cold Pizza and drinking warm Coke.


RE: Hip Hip Hooray
By tedrodai on 6/30/2008 11:35:22 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
One good thing is that we know the game will not be rushed at all, and giving Blizzards track record the game will be a solid one hopefully!


False--those are things you can never know beforehand, no matter who you're talking about. However, as one of the millions of Blizzard fans out there, I agree there's a good chance for a solid, fun game coming up (well, 2 with SC).

I hope that's the case, cause (in regards to the online RPG genre--MMO or not) nothing since has matched the enjoyment I got out of D2. For as simple a game as it was, it's the reason each new game I play seems to lack something, even when they are fun in their own right. Guess I'm just the quick mindless killing/looting/char progression in-as-many-different-ways-possible type.

Hellgate's horrible, and Mythos seems too cartoony, so good luck Blizzard.


RE: Hip Hip Hooray
By Parhel on 6/30/2008 1:01:12 PM , Rating: 2
Hellgate isn't horrible. It just isn't worth a monthly fee. The single player campaign was enjoyable for a while.


RE: Hip Hip Hooray
By cyriene on 6/28/2008 8:41:27 PM , Rating: 2
I was so addicted to D2 it wasn't even funny. I am glad to hear this annoucment, but also sad because I don't want D3 to suck away too much of my life....

Well, hopefully it will come out in 4 years so I can get my PhD first, or else I'll probably fail out of school...:(


RE: Hip Hip Hooray
By Tiamat on 6/28/2008 9:34:34 PM , Rating: 2
Don't worry about the ph.D getting in the way. The first year and the last half of the 4th year are the worst. Other than that, you will most likely have time do Diablo. :)


All I have to say is...
By kristof007 on 6/28/2008 8:24:34 PM , Rating: 5
Yes Cain, I will stay awhile and listen!




RE: All I have to say is...
By Joz on 6/28/2008 9:26:46 PM , Rating: 4
This post is pure /win and /epic.

My life has meaning, D3 is life.

I broke the shackles of my D2 adiction last winter, but D3, I will play (I hope) till the power of our sun finaly wanes. And I will keep playing till my fingers fall off, and my eyes turn to dust.

D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3! D3!

I orz to blizzard.

Not even death, can save us from you.


RE: All I have to say is...
By BruceLeet on 7/1/2008 4:01:57 PM , Rating: 1
All I have to say for you people, the two posters above, and the 9 people that rated them up, and the 4 people who will rate me down.

You need to get some f&*%ing poosy


RE: All I have to say is...
By kristof007 on 7/1/2008 4:10:52 PM , Rating: 2
BruceLeet your post read to me: "I am jealous I can't come up with a funny/original comment so I am going to make fun of another comment which already exists."

Besides that have a nice day .. and I hope we can meet on D3 and settle this like real men.


RE: All I have to say is...
By BruceLeet on 7/4/2008 7:07:37 AM , Rating: 2
No No, 3o'clock, after the bell, flag pole...BE THERE!


uhh.. dynamic levels
By JoshuaBuss on 6/28/2008 8:00:56 PM , Rating: 2
a large majority of diablo 2's dungeons were dynamically generated too. sure there were some static 'areas', but the majority of the dungeons themselves were unique each time you played.




RE: uhh.. dynamic levels
By jtemplin on 6/28/2008 9:13:25 PM , Rating: 2
Good point I was going to post the same but you beat me. It was pretty random for a '97 game. Pseudo-random, ok, it was locked within the tileset and a variety of parameters but the map was different every time. I assume this just means they are further improving the concept. I would edit the article however because it is untrue that it is unlike the previous game.


RE: uhh.. dynamic levels
By StevoLincolnite on 6/29/2008 12:12:07 AM , Rating: 2
It came out in the 2001 era actually, Diablo 1 much earlier than that, It was always the good thing during Multi-Player, because people you are playing with get lost, or take a wrong turn and what-not, so no-one ever knew the complete layout complete.

Lets hope they continue with this formula, and show "Titan Quest" the way it "Should" be done. :)


RE: uhh.. dynamic levels
By darklight0tr on 6/29/2008 1:13:44 AM , Rating: 2
Titan Quest is a pretty fun game, but it does have some flaws.

Heck one of the new features is a hotbar, which looks pretty similar to the one in Titan Quest.


No potions...
By Icelight on 6/30/2008 9:31:30 AM , Rating: 2
I might have missed something, but I never remember them saying potions were out. I just recall it being stated that orbs would randomly drop to allow one to refill health/mana without having to fully rely on potions.

I really doubt they would move the all important healing to random events only...




RE: No potions...
By d3fan1car on 6/30/2008 11:56:09 AM , Rating: 2
Potions are in the game. The orbs are an addition. If you watch the video you'll even see a minor health potion drop for the barbarian.


RE: No potions...
By Icelight on 6/30/2008 1:54:53 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks! I knew it was somewhere.

I was more-or-less responding to this line in the article, by the way:

quote:
There are no more health or mana potions, as players will now have to walk across floating orbs to get their health benefit.


Oh no!
By Squidward on 6/28/2008 11:15:27 PM , Rating: 3
Surely my clicky finger is going to fall off when this game is released. I was hooked on D2 and I can feel that monkey crawling up my back after looking at the gameplay trailer.

Viva la Blizzard!




RE: Oh no!
By GDstew4 on 6/29/2008 12:07:34 PM , Rating: 2
Just among xfire users, total hours/day spent playing Diablo II has jumped by more than 5000 in the past week :P

You are not alone.


World of Diablo
By mekekekwek on 6/29/2008 1:00:37 AM , Rating: 2
World of Diablo anyone? LOL




RE: World of Diablo
By gonks on 6/29/2008 1:28:25 AM , Rating: 3
it's a no brainer to see that this game will be a lot influenced by the warcraft world... i think we'll miss a lot the blizzard north guys...


Hmm i'm pretty sure we killed diablo the last time
By tyanlion on 6/28/2008 11:43:44 PM , Rating: 2
Wow after all we went through in d2 i was pretty sure we killed him.




By Polynikes on 6/30/2008 1:23:25 PM , Rating: 2
That's what I thought... We even destroyed Mephisto's soul stone, so if he shows up again...


Oblivion
By JonnyDough on 6/29/2008 3:58:08 AM , Rating: 2
I'm still waiting to get a computer that can run Oblivion at 1680 X 1050 with all the settings turned on high and extra AF/AA. My 8800GTS 640 OC Edition (and OC'd again by me) and my stock Opty 185 (2.6ghz dual core) can't push through the early dungeons without dipping to 15FPS in a few spots, while shooting back up to 40FPS in others. It's the card holding it back, and I paid nearly $400 for it. Bleh. Wish I'd put it off for a half year and gotten a 4870 instead. Maybe I shall have to remain poor and play D3 for awhile. Just, please...no more point and click. Please let me push a button and make my guy run or something...I can guide him with my mouse cursor.




RE: Oblivion
By nosfe on 6/29/2008 5:45:06 AM , Rating: 2
you could do that in d2 just hold the mouse button down


Crap
By Alexstarfire on 6/29/2008 9:45:26 AM , Rating: 2
Well, I wouldn't usually say this about Blizzard, but it sounds like they are changing EVERYTHING that made Diablo, Diablo. D2 had some equipment that was class locked, or maybe that was introduced in LOD? Anyways, they still had the generic armor that worked for everyone, why go and change that? No more potions? Sounds like a bad idea to me.

Course, I'm still gonna buy it; it's from Blizzard after all. This new team sounds like they are taking things in a new direction though. I just hope it's a good direction.




RE: Crap
By tedrodai on 6/30/2008 11:53:54 AM , Rating: 2
I had the same thoughts about those changes. Since they're aiming for more cooperative, maybe there'll be a healing class? Who knows. Though PVP w/o healing (outside those PVE orb drops) could be interresting.

I will definitely miss the ability to wear any dropped armor, however, given the correct stat spec.


alright!!!
By The0ne on 6/29/2008 8:07:57 PM , Rating: 2
New it was in the works but still happy to see the official announcement. They're won't ditch their 3 biggest sellers :)




RE: alright!!!
By iFX on 6/30/2008 9:38:47 AM , Rating: 2
I can't wait!


ATI
By DingieM on 6/30/2008 3:14:24 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe it will be bundled with the new HD48xx ATI cards.
Could be a deal breaker.

Now ATI is collaborating with Blizzard for better game support on the HD48xx and Blizzard announces the use of Havok which ATI is implementing, it will be an even better choice to buy ATI!

Who needs a heavily overpriced GTX that is also short on features???




RE: ATI
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 6/30/2008 8:32:27 AM , Rating: 2
I have been quite impressed with the HD4870. I will definately look to get an ATI card as my next one when I build my Nehalem based system in 4-5 months.


Diablo was good, Diablo II was boring..
By whirabomber on 6/30/2008 9:09:14 AM , Rating: 2
.. I just hope D3 doesn't follow D2's pattern. Diablo 1's story was fresh, unique, and drew me into the game. Diablo 2's story was stale, the gameplay was pointlessly boring (never completed the game), so I hope D3 is not like D2. I hope D3 is like D1.

So unless D3's demo is any good, whooptey do D3 is coming out. All do to D2's blandness.




By i3arracuda on 6/30/2008 3:15:46 PM , Rating: 2
If you want D3 to be like D1 then you aren't getting a fresh, new experience. You are getting D2 with DX10 graphics.


small correction
By willssi on 6/30/2008 1:58:24 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
As expected, cooperative and P2P gameplay..


I think you mean PVP, unless there is a new form of gameplay I've never heard of.




RE: small correction
By gonks on 6/30/2008 6:48:48 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I think you mean PVP, unless there is a new form of gameplay I've never heard of.

we play over a peer to peer network while downloading our favourites tracks illegally XD


Michael Barkoviak
By slickr on 7/1/2008 2:33:10 AM , Rating: 2
Hey man, the game does not have full zoom capabilities, it has an isometric view the same as D and D2.




RE: Michael Barkoviak
By kristof007 on 7/1/2008 4:07:22 PM , Rating: 2
Actually in the demo it showed off a zoomed in angle at one point. I think the camera might zoom in when you open up your inventory so it gives you a better look at your character when you change his/her outfit.


Everybody!
By daftrok on 6/28/2008 7:46:36 PM , Rating: 1
Mouse over your enemies! Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnddd......RIGHT CLICK!




RE: Everybody!
By Joz on 6/29/2008 4:10:27 PM , Rating: 2
Noo...its

Mouse over, namelock, teleport, WHIRLWIND!

with rightclick.


Linux support ?
By Soulkeeper on 6/28/2008 8:30:34 PM , Rating: 1
i hope they have linux support :)




RE: Linux support ?
By JoeBanana on 6/29/2008 4:27:49 AM , Rating: 2
I hope too. Does anyone have a link for petition, like the one for Starcraft2 on Linux support?


Please correct this
By hadifa on 6/28/2008 8:15:17 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Unlike previous Diablo games, Diablo III will also have a random-level generator to make each new level unique.


Unilke ..., also .... ?

Maybe you meant Not unlike ...




starcraft 2?
By halomaster56 on 6/28/2008 10:00:51 PM , Rating: 2
Well great to see blizz still gets everybody excited for games that take years to make after they announce it. Remember their cyberspace game starcraft. I do and how they announced starcraft 2 was being made. And when did they make that announcement? In May of 2007. And you no what its still not out and they dont even have a release date for it. i've found a couple of estimates that say in December and the 2nd expansion of Warcraft ships in Nov. I dont see Blizz making 2 big releases back 2 back.




more soloing please!!!
By gonks on 6/28/2008 10:34:59 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The game is being designed to focus more on cooperative play instead of soloing through the world.

Oh man, soloing is the best...

As a fan of the saga, i don't want a diablo3, i want a new diablo2...




sys req
By pinadski on 6/28/2008 10:40:55 PM , Rating: 2
based on the screenshots above... i think system requirements will be the same as hellgate london




Thank you Blizzard!
By MBlueD on 6/29/2008 4:34:16 AM , Rating: 2
The world seems to be back on the right track at last. Now all we have left to do is solve global warming and end war, disease and famine.




So...
By Kyanzes on 6/29/2008 8:29:07 AM , Rating: 2
Your death will be avanged, once more :)




Well we know who is making it
By rgreen83 on 6/29/2008 11:11:18 AM , Rating: 2
It looks to me like Blizzard brought the Castaway(former Blizzard North) team back in to make Diablo 3. Castaway closed up shop in april looking for a buyout, Blizzard buys Diablo3.com in may. Look here at the game Castaway was working on supposedly back in 2005, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK9mJVsF_Do , seen those red and blue orbs before?




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