Though mostly a literature blog, I’m always willing to bend the rules a little bit around A Dribble of Ink and this is one of those instances. I’m just so damn excited not to mention anything!

From Blizzard Entertainment, the same guys who crafted Starcraft, and a little game you might have heard of called World of Warcraft, comes the official announcement of the long rumoured Diablo III.

From the official web site:

Two decades have passed since the demonic denizens, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, wandered the world of Sanctuary in a vicious rampage to shackle humanity into unholy slavery. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils directly, the memory fades slowly and the wounds of the soul still burn.

When Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram’s Cathedral seeking clues to new stirrings of evil, a comet from the heavens strikes the very ground where Diablo once entered the world. The comet carries a dark omen in its fiery being and it calls the heroes of Sanctuary to defend the mortal world against the rising powers of the Burning Hells – and even the failing luminaries of the High Heavens itself.

And two videos via Gamevideos:

All I can say is… there goes another 100 hours of my life.

There is no current release date set.

  • James (Speculative Horizons) June 28, 2008 at 10:11 am

    OMG. That looks amazing. That Blizzard were working on Diablo III was widely suspected, but it’s great to get confirmation. And it looks stunning. Definitely very similar to the first two games, but with a next-gen feel to it. This is the first time in ages I’ve got excited over a video game…

    I’ll have to blog up an entry of my own once I’ve stopped drooling…

    They better release it for Mac. Or I’ll cry.

  • WeariedJuggler June 28, 2008 at 10:46 am

    That sux! I just finally managed to quit D2… I guess I’m screwed… See you on D3 ha!

  • aidan June 28, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    James – Like all of Blizzard’s recent games, I expect they’ll fully support OSX, which is good news for me too! Though I’ll have to buy a new computer which can run it….

    WJ – Tell me about it! I shudder to think of how many hours I’ll lose to this beast!

  • thrinidir June 29, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Now this is…disturbing. I believe I’ve drowned my keyboard in drool. :)

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