Retail listing: Diablo 3 on the Xbox One

January 15, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Best Buy Canada has already listed Diablo 3 for the Xbox One on its website by mistake (with the listing being taken down) and now UK website Argos has a listing up for the game too. Just like the Best Buy CA page it shows the Xbox One version of the game as being available to pre-order with a release date of some time in 2014.

Blizzard however has been quick to comment on the matter simply saying:

One of our goals is to bring Diablo 3 to as many players as possible, but we don’t have any other platform announcements to share at this time.

To us that means “yes it is coming to the Xbox One, but we aren’t ready to announce it yet.” In the meantime we expect the Argos listing for the game to be taken down until Blizzard is ready to (hopefully) make the official announcement.

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Diablo III is Coming Soon

March 20, 2012 by Staff - Leave a comment


The newest entry in Blizzard’s Diablo series was first announced at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in 2008. Fans have waited in anticipation for the title, and now development is near completion.

Like its predecessors, Diablo III will be an action RPG with hack-and-slash and dungeon crawler elements. The quest system has been revamped for a better experience, and there are additional quests specific to the player character’s class. This, along with the random level generator and random encounter generator, should add replay value to the game by ensuring that several quests, levels, and encounters will be different in each playthrough.

The dark fantasy themes continue in this title, as it will once again task players with saving the world of Sanctuary. Sanctuary was saved back in Diablo II, but now, 20 years later, those heroes have lost their minds due to the pain they endured, so new heroes must arise.

Instead of the Havok physics engine used in previous Diablo titles, Diablo III will use a custom physics engine. With this engine, environments can be damaged and even destroyed during gameplay. It also will use a custom 3D engine, which will allow both players and enemies to interact with the environments in new ways. The overhead view will be familiar to fans of the series, as it resembles the isometric view used by Diablo in the past.

Diablo III will be released in North America and Europe on May 15, 2012. It will not need DirectX 10, and Blizzard hopes to make it playable on numerous systems.

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