When Blizzard announced their plans to bring Diablo III to PlayStation 4, many Xbox fans were left wondering whether or not it’d also make its way to Microsoft’s new console. It seems like a no-brainer, but it sounds like the situation is a wee bit more complicated than that.
Though the Ultimate Evil Edition — which bundles Diablo III with its Reaper of Souls expansion — has only been confirmed for PS4, Blizzard is working on an Xbox One version too. Whether or not it releases however, is up to a pending contract with Microsoft. READ MORE
Did you hear? The long-awaited expansion for Diablo III hits tomorrow and it’s bringing with it a ton of new content.Reaper of Souls introduces a whole new act to the main storyline that follows the fallen angel Malthael who’s on a quest for the Black Soulstone that contains within it the essence of Diablo and his ilk. You can be sure my review is incoming, I only ask that you be patient — this expansion is huge.
To celebrate the arrival of Reaper of Souls, let’s take a minute to enjoy some intensely cool Diablo cosplay. This must’ve taken forever to make, because the attention to detail is ridiculous. Thankfully, we already have a warrior to fight for us, so you don’t need to worry about this well-crafted Diablo running loose. READ MORE
Can you feel that? That cold weight on your shoulder, a sudden heaviness? I’m sorry to break it to you, but that’s Death, my friend. He’s coming for all of us. Reaper of Souls is just a few days away, and it is packing some serious content. A bunch of new locations and enemies, a Crusader class, Adventure Mode, Bounties, a revamped Paragon system — this expansion offers more than a few reasons to return to Diablo III.
If you’re still not sold on it, this new trailer ought to do the trick. More after the break. READ MORE
Rejoice, for the much-maligned Diablo III auction house is officially no more. Blizzard has made good on their promise to remove the controversial feature ahead of the release of Reaper of Souls, the game’s first single-player expansion.
If you’re worried about any epic loot you may have in there, Blizzard has provided a helpful FAQ that should answer your questions regarding the transition. If you have anything pending, you may want to get it taken care of quickly. READ MORE
With Diablo III: Reaper of Souls just a few short weeks away, Blizzard would like to remind us how incredibly cool the new class its bringing with it is. The Crusader is a holy warrior class with a combat style similar to the Paladin from Diablo II. He/she can handle his/her own, whether that’s in close or ranged combat, thanks to a deadly array of abilities that are perfect for smiting those unholy bastards back to the hell they came from. I was a big fan of the monk class when I played it, but I will definitely be giving this guy/gal a try.
If you’re looking to return to Sanctuary, Reaper of Souls, its collector’s edition is pretty great, if you can afford it. I would also suggest checking out this eargasmic theme Blizzard recently released for one of the expansion’s environments, called the Blood Marsh. READ MORE
In this haunting track released by Blizzard after a recent Q&A, we get an aural taste of one of Diablo III’s new environments that will be introduced in its upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion, dubbed the Blood Marsh. It’s equal parts creepy and beautiful, and it’s very much something I’d like to add to my video game music playlist, alongside everything Akira Yamaoka. READ MORE
Blizzard has revealed the first TV spot for Diablo III’s upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion, and while it’s almost entirely comprised of bits and pieces from that fantastic opening cinematic they showed off at Gamescom last year, it’s more than enough to get me nice and pumped to return to this game.
In related news, Diablo III recently saw a fairly extensive patch on PC/Mac that improved the loot system in preparation of the impending removal of the Auction House, which should be gone forever on March 18th. The update also added a myriad of other tweaks, including new character stats, the addition of Nephalem Glory (previously a console exclusive), and special yellow globes that offer temporary stat boosts, among other changes. READ MORE
It seems as if a particularly rocky launch and a bit of controversy surrounding its online requirement and auction house — the latter of which is scheduled to be removed next month — haven’t kept Diablo III from selling well. Activision Blizzard announced during a post-earnings financial call that the game has sold an impressive 15 million copies across all platforms. That includes PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PS3, with the PS4 and potentially Xbox One versions still on the way. That’s another million sold since November.
Blizzard is currently prepping its first expansion, Reaper of Souls, which is slated to release on March 25th for PC, Mac, and PS4. No word yet on whether or not it will also arrive on Xbox 360. READ MORE
The first expansion for the hugely successfulDiablo III is getting the collector’s edition treatment. Blizzard has revealed the contents for the special — and pricey — $79.99 retail edition of Reaper of Souls, which will come packaged with a soundtrack, artbook, mouse pad, and behind-the-scenes 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray set. It’ll also include digital goodies, like a spectral hound minion, World of Warcraft treasure goblin pet, and a couple portraits for StarCraft II. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
The Angel of Death is coming to Diablo III on March 25, 2014, Blizzard has announced. The game’s long in-development expansion, dubbed Reaper of Souls, will hit almost two years after the game initially released. They’re taking their time with it, and that’s almost always a good thing. This expansion looks to bring with it a substantial amount of new content, including a slew of new environments, enemies, loot and a new playable hero, the Crusader. Trailer after the break. READ MORE
The first expansion for Blizzard’s massively successful dungeon crawler RPG Diablo III won’t arrive until next year — two years after the game hit PC and Mac. They’re taking their time with it, but with the new locations, enemies and Crusader class, it’s not all that surprising they’re going to ensure it’s up to snuff before green-lighting it. We still have a while left to wait until Reaper of Souls arrives, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.
After the break I have a gallery of concept art and screenshots of the expansion’s bestiary. They’re an ugly bunch. READ MORE
The first expansion for Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, will introduce a new class, the Crusader, and a bevy of new enemies, quests and environments. I had some worries that it wouldn’t come to consoles, but it looks like those worries may have been unfounded as Blizzard just confirmed they’re also bringing it to the PlayStation 4. They promise it will make full use of the console’s social features and DualShock 4′s touchpad. It’ll be playable at BlizzCon next month (Nov 8-9), if you plan on attending.
No word yet on whether or not this will also come to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but I sure hope it will. I just got my Monk to level 50 — she’s a total badass — so I’d very much like to kick the Reaper’s undead hiney in this expansion. READ MORE
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, longtime voice actress and the source of many of the more haunting vocals in every Silent Hill soundtrack since SH3 has announced she’ll be lending her voice to the upcoming Diablo III expansion, titled Reaper of Souls. In it, she’ll voice the female Crusader, a new class that’s being introduced in the upcoming expansion.
The announcement came via Twitter, where McGlynn said “I’m so excited to announce that I will be voicing the new female Crusader in Diablo III!” I don’t know about you, but I just got a little more excited for Reaper of Souls. Check out its intro cinematic after the break. READ MORE
Looks like the first expansion for Diablo III will indeed be titled Reaper of Souls. Blizzard revealed its gorgeous opening cinematic as well as a bit of gameplay, both of which you can find after the jump.
They also shed some light on what it’s all about. In it, the fallen Angel of Wisdom, Malthael, is the new big baddie now that Diablo’s been defeated (belated spoiler?). The expansion will bring with it brand spanking new monsters, environments and loot, too. I can’t wait. READ MORE
Looks like the upcoming expansion for Diablo III might not be called The Dark Below after all. Blizzard has just launched a teaser site titled “Reaper of Souls” and it sounds like it may be related to the expansion. We won’t know for sure until they stop all this foreplay and get right to it at Gamescom, which kicks off on the 21st.
Whatever it is, I’m very much looking forward to returning to Diablo III. The game received a ton of flak for the auction house, online requirements and less than satisfying ending, but it’s still a fantastic game that, like Mass Effect 3, is only remembered for the bad rather than the good. READ MORE
Blizzard recently filed a trademark application for a game-related project called The Dark Below that will feature virtual currency and items. That’s all the solid information we have on it for now, but it sure sounds like the title for that Diablo III expansion they promised so long ago.
Just last month Blizzard teased a big Gamescom announcement that would “capture the attention of the Heavens, Burning Hells and all the shadowed places that lie between.” That’s definitely related to Diablo III. We won’t know for sure if this is too until Gamescom kicks off on August 21st.
Until we hear more, tell me — what do you think this is? READ MORE
When Blizzard teased Diablo III’s inevitable arrival on consoles, I didn’t think they meant all the consoles. If you haven’t experienced the satisfaction of beating Diablo’s red scaly ass so you can steal his sweet, sweet loot, then you’ll soon have more opportunities to do just that. Diablo III will be coming to the PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 this fall. See the multiplayer in action after the break, and if you haven’t read it already, you should definitely read our review.
Update: As DamienJohn pointed out, Diablo III hasn’t been confirmed for the Xbox One. READ MORE
It took over a decade to get here, but the undisputed king of the dungeon crawlers is back, and oh my fuck does it taste good. Being a fan of this game is like being in an abusive relationship. You’ll invest your time, heart, and soul into this game–possibly ruining your social life in the process–and in return you’ll get one of the best gaming experiences available, peppered with the occasional Error 37 and a mean case of carpel tunnel. Head past the break for my tale of delicious terror. READ MORE
Diablo III had an astonishing 2 million pre orders and over 8000 midnight launch events, so it’s not a surprise that when I try to get on the servers to play it wont let me. You can only prepare so much I guess for the oncoming demonic onslaught. Diablo III has already become internet famous for it’s “error 37″ message when you attempt to log in. It basically says the servers are busy because a bajillion fans who have been waiting for 12 years to play the game are all sitting at their computers with Mountain Dew Pitch black and 40 bags of cheetos trying to log in at the same time. Head past the break for some hilarious memes, and hang in there! I’m hanging in there by attempting to edit my Mass Effect 2 game save because I got some people killed I didn’t want to. Oh Bioware! You are ruthless!
Finally, fans who have spent the last decade in eager anticipation of Diablo III can enjoy some fantastic news. The long-awaited follow-up to one of the most renowned dungeon crawlers of all time has a release date, and that day isn’t that far away. Come May 15, you can all just go to hell. If you want to make sure you get a copy, you can pre-order the game on Battle.net right now.
For any World of Warcraft players out there — and I hear there are many of you — purchasing an Annual Pass for that game will get you Diablo III for free. Just make sure you do that by May 1st. READ MORE
In case you haven’t been following this game as closely as you should, Blizzard is making some changes in the long in the making Diablo 3. For one, players who want to go dungeon diving will have to be online all the time. This means you’ll need a persistent internet connection to play the game, even if you’re going it alone. That was enough to get some fans in a tizzy, but the real frustration arose when Blizzard unveiled the Diablo 3 Auction House. Before we get into that, you should definitely watch as this socially awkward fan reaches a whole new level of mad. This isn’t just more incessant fanboy flaming, we’re talking about a someone just took my Mountain Dew Pitch Black level of mad.
Crazy, right? I like how he whips out the wad of cash near the halfway mark proving his potential as my future sugar daddy, or when he randomly takes out what looks like Thor’s hammer and starts whacking himself over the head with it. This video rocks. So is his reaction justified? Only if you don’t like progress. Anyone who’s familiar with the Diablo 2 probably remembers the constant spamming of bots inviting you to their website to purchase items for use in the game. Unless you set up a password protected private game there was no escaping these persistant bastards, and that’s part of the point for the Auction House. This feature is a fully-integrated marketplace where you can buy and sell items for real-world currency. So now you can make money, or you can skip that crap altogether and finally be free of the constant hassling by bots. Doesn’t that just piss you off?READ MORE
If a brand new wanted ad from Blizzard looking for a lead designer, lead programmer and senior producer for its Diablo 3 team based here in the states is anything to go by, there might just be some hope for a console version of Diablo 3. Blizzard has said in the past, adamantly one might add, that they are first and foremost a PC and Mac centric developer (with an emphasis on the former), and that’s the reason their recent titles like World of WarCraft and StarCraft 2 haven’t seen any console ports. With the Diablo franchise however, things might change.
As I said these positions are for Blizzard’s US-based Diablo 3 team and in their ad they said, regarding a console-based Diablo game, that “with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project.” This is all very exciting but should in no way be considered a confirmation of a long requested Blizzard title on home consoles. I haven’t had that scratch itched since StarCraft released on the N64 a decade ago so the thought of a Diablo game on my Xbox 360 (or PS3) is damn thrilling. Hit the jump for the full post, in all it’s rumor-rousing glory. READ MORE