I didn’t expect even my grandchildren would live to see this day. Now that Diablo III has a release date I know for sure I’ll never have any. May 15 2012 folks. About a week before my birthday too! What joy!
Beginning May 15, players around the world will be able to return to Tristram to discover the dark secrets of a fallen star and begin their quest to save Sanctuary from the impending demonic invasion. To secure your place as a barbarian, monk, demon hunter, witch doctor, or wizard right now, simply log in to your Battle.net account, and then purchase and download* Diablo III, and you’ll be ready to play when the game launches.
World of Warcraft players interested in getting Diablo III for free can still get in on the World of Warcraft Annual Pass, but the promotion will be ending at 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 1, 2012. When you sign up for the Annual Pass and make a 1-year commitment to World of Warcraft, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Diablo III, an exclusive World of Warcraft in-game mount (Tyrael’s Charger), as well as access to the upcoming World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta test. Learn more at the Annual Pass signup page.
For more details on the May 15 release of Diablo III, be sure to hit the official press release, or head to our new Diablo III game page to learn more about the game and pre-purchase your digital copy.
And to think, just a couple weeks ago I bought Star Wars: The Old Republic and got a Diablo III beta key in the same day. Now I know for sure of when I’ll be able to cancel my SWTOR subscription. Screw you Maya calendar. You guys might not have had the guts to face Diablo, but I’m not going out without at least getting heat stroke.
Make sure to pre-order the limited edition before people like myself beat you to it. Like you were really saving your money for anything else.
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Brian Young is the Editor-in-Chief/Founder of Couch Campus, a forum admin at Gamersyde and an avid Tweeter. He has been a gamer for over 17 years, although he admits to now staying more current with industry happenings than his growing backlog.