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On the front page at www.blizzard.com is a short flash teaser announcing the upcoming sequel to the epic Heaven vs Hell series.

The official page was later enabled, giving us official information about the game!

http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/

Things to look at:

-Cinematic Trailer

-Gameplay Trailer

-Character Classes

-Screenshots

-Lore

-World Features

-Extras

-The Gem is on the main page, right underneath "The World" -- Activate it!

This is looking very promising so far!

Edited by DarkeSword

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<Lastair> diablo 3 announced :

<Sapphorite> Yeah, I'm still reeling, I've got little happy tears.

<PrincessTensei> WTF

<PrincessTensei> I came

<PrincessTensei> instantly

<Lastair> tore your pants right off

<PrincessTensei> yeah, you know how dolphins, when they come, they ejaculate like 14 meters far

<PrincessTensei> well something like that

So yeah, this is awesome!

Edit: actually, from what I hear from the people on IRC watching the stream:

- There will be breakable walls and physics stuff

- Huge amounts of enemies on-screen

- Cleavable and decapitatable enemies, all in real time!

Edit2: lol

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I think the entire internet just had an orgasm.

Also fuck, now I HAVE to build a new PC. Starcraft 2 was tempting enough, but now DIABLO III!? Well played, Blizzard. Well played... I seriously think WoW was just the money maker so Blizzard could totally DOMINATE with the return of two of their best series ever.

Now they just need to make a next-gen Lost Vikings game and we're all set. :-P

...Of course we know that chances are we won't be seeing this OR Starcraft being released until Winter 2012...

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The new health orb system seems like a quicker way to die. I guess that's what they intended though with their intention of making the battles the central focus. I like what they came up with to fix the whoever doesn't lag when a boss dies gets the item problem. No doubt every D2 player has clicked like fucking crazy when the items drop at least once in their lives.

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Hopefully production is pretty far along since they're able to give us that much gameplay footage. I don't know if I can wait very long for this without going mad.

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DO WANT. LIKE RIGHT NOW.

Also, maybe I *will* stay awhile and listen. If Deckard Cain's still in this game, hot damn, it'll be fun. He's been my favorite NPC since the original.

EDIT: HA! He's on the gameplay video.

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So um, what's the big deal? :|

Seriously?

Diablo was always basically the darker, grittier version of Warcraft, only with a better story and they were doing WoW-style gameplay long before WoW came along. Diablo 2 was simply that much better, and garnered a following not unlike WoW though on a smaller scale.

It's been 8 years since Diablo 2 came out, so you can imagine the anticipation fans had about not knowing whether or not another sequel would ever come about.

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Seriously?

Yeah, seriously; I mean I've never played any of the Diablo games.

Diablo was always basically the darker, grittier version of Warcraft, only with a better story and they were doing WoW-style gameplay long before WoW came along. Diablo 2 was simply that much better, and garnered a following not unlike WoW though on a smaller scale.

It's been 8 years since Diablo 2 came out, so you can imagine the anticipation fans had about not knowing whether or not another sequel would ever come about.

So is it like an action-RPG or a point-n-click-RPG?

My problem with Blizzard is that they make games that look amazing, sound amazing, and are just amazingly put together, but they are simply not the types of games that I usually enjoy playing (MMO and RTS). Maybe Diablo III is the way to go? :\

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It's a hack-n-slash type thing, except with cooler equipment, items, and spells. Pretty much defined the genre really. Also has randomly generated maps to keep things interesting.

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Well... it's about fucking time. We all knew a third game was needed after the ending in Lord of Destruction, but it sure did take a while for it to even be announced. This makes me a happy little camper. Now to wait the additional three years it'll likely be before it gets released :lol:

So is it like an action-RPG or a point-n-click-RPG?

Both. You use your mouse cursor to move your character, and pick which enemy to hack on (and pretty much everything else). There are no turn-based fights, as it's all real-time, and there are copious amounts of enemies to defeat. Basically imagine Baldur's gate: Dark Alliance for gameplay (only many more enemies on-screen), but you're using a mouse instead of a controller to do everything. It's point and click, meets hack 'n slash, meets action-RPG.

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