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As Deckard Cain's niece, Leah, struggles to make sense of her uncle's mysterious and disturbing notations, she bears witness to a dark vision. Azmodan, Lord of Sin, towers over the fragile young woman, swearing his armies of the burning Hells shall pour forth into Sanctuary, ravishing the world and all hope of resistance.
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BY ADNAN KHAN
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
Oh ye heroes who dare brave the terror of hell itself. Prepare your axes and incantations for it is official: Diablo 3 is set to hit store shelves May 15.
After a decade-long hiatus the popular dungeon-crawler will return to both your PCs and Macs in attempt to once again claim your soul.
Just the swirling rumors the past couple of months about a possible Diablo 3 release were enough to drive people mad. The reach of the Lord of Terror actually convinced one of our Newsy anchors that he was the Lesser Evil Azmodan himself.
ZACH TOOMBS: “Soon my armies shall pour forth from the Shadow Mountains, ravaging this world and all hope of resistance. My minions will find the stone. Wherever you may choose to hide it. And at long last Azmodan shall reign as Prime Evil.”
And the armies of Hell aren’t just stopping at your home computer. Joystiq has been tracking openings at Blizzards for a console development team and there is potential for a future port. The gaming news web site writes...
“At this point, the eventuality of a console version of Diablo 3 is essentially undeniable. For Blizzard's part, the company is still keeping quiet. After today's PC and Mac announcement, we reached out to Blizzard, hoping for some clarification. The company declined to comment.”
So while your counting your vacation and sick days, you should do well to remember that Blizzard works in mysterious ways. The company has chosen to release the game without PvP systems. Blizzard claims it wasn’t up to company standard and Game Bandits adds.
“Granted, the PvP Arena mode would be a great game feature. However, given the huge stakes riding on this game, it has been sacrificed by the developer so the game can get out of beta and get into the market. It is not like they can’t add this feature later.”
And for a writer at Examiner, the missing PvP element doesn’t matter much.
“Regardless, players will be able to tackle the main story experience solo or co-op, honing their skills and discovering amazing weapons and tricks before Blizzard blows open the PVP arena doors and all Hell breaks loose. Pun intended.”
And there is another part of the release that would even have Cain at a loss for words. Blizzard is offering the game for free if players commit to a year long commitment to World of Warcraft – the MMO that has claimed over 11 million souls over the past 8 years. A contributor for MSNBC writes:
“Given the dwindling interest in that latter MMO, some are calling such an act a shrewd and smart business move. Others have a slightly more negative and cynical point of view.”
But a Forbes writer is simply happy the game is finally going to raise some hell.
“The world has changed considerably since Diablo 2, but interminable wait times for sequels are nothing new for the ever-patient Blizzard fanbase. On May 15, we’ll get to see what we were waiting for all those years.”