Blizzard has announced that Diablo 3 is on the way!
And from the looks of it, this is going to be one of the most visually rich dungeon runs you’ve ever been on!
One of my buddies mentioned this to me last night on World of Warcraft, but I had not gotten an opportunity to check out the official site until this morning. If you’re a fan of the Diablo series, I’d definitely recommend giving the website a look – Blizzard has released a large collection of screenshots (which I’ve got hosted here as well, in a gallery at the end of the post), as well as some wallpapers, concept art, lore, and a lot more. It’s a great way to kick off what looks to be another triple-A title.
I’m a big fan of multiplayer dungeon-run games like Diablo and Dungeon Siege, and though I like the pre-made levels available in these types of games, I’ve always reserved a special place for those that can generate dungeons randomly as well. Random dungeons give the player a sense of discovery that’s simply not possible when they run the same levels over and over, and I love the idea of working my way through a dungeon that nobody else may have ever seen before. From what I have read about Diablo 3, this game will include this feature and that, coupled with the amazing graphics and the classic Diablo gameplay, is just about enough to get me to put in a pre-order right now.
Hopefully we’ll be learning more about the world of Sanctuary soon – I’m especially looking forward to a release date. The fact that Blizzard is posting job listings for Diablo 3 on the website makes me believe we won’t be playing this anytime really soon, but seeing as the game is far enough along to deliver these amazing screenshots, it couldn’t be that far off, right? Maybe a holiday release? Please?
In any case, I’m going to have to round up my current batch of unfinished games and get through them so I have time for this… but then Spore will be out later this year, as well as Gears of War 2. And possibly C&C: Red Alert 3. And then there will be more updates to Team Fortress 2. And the World of Warcraft expansion.
Ah, well… sleeping was always such a waste of time anyway, right?
Screenshots courtesy of Blizzard