Diablo III

15th May 2012

Diablo III has finally been released after a long and antagonising wait for the popular role playing game.

Arguably one of the best Role Playing Game series in existence, Blizzard is back with its next installment of the Diablo series. It has been over a decade since the release of Diablo II and gamers are itching to get their hands on Diablo III. After years and years of Blizzard pushing the game back, much excitement has been created over the game (naturally). Lets take a peak at some of the aspects behind Diablo III.


Introduction of an in-game Auction House using in game currency and real life money.

Skill runes to enhance skills.

Requires internet connection (both multiplayer and single player).

PVP to be released in future patch.



The Characters

Diablo III features 5 exciting character classes. We see the return of the classic Barbarian class as well as the addition of four new classes featuring: Witch Doctor, Wizard, Monk and Demon Hunter. Each class comes with its own unique play style with Diablo enthusiasts being sure to quickly decide on their favourite!

Here is a quick rundown of the key aspects of the Diablo III character classes:

Witch Doctor

summoning, throws bombs, casts curses, harvests souls
uses mana


warrior/ physical prowess
whirlwinds through crowds, deceives through swarms,
crushes opponents on landing
uses fury


basically a Sorceress from Diablo II
shoots lightning, fire and ice
can slow time and teleport
uses arcane power


melee attacks using martial arts
cripples foes, resists damage, deflects projectiles
and has a high attack speed
uses spirit

Demon Hunter

elements of Amazon and Assassin from Diablo II
uses crossbow as main weapon
throws small bombs
fueled by discipline and hatred



The Setting

Diablo III is set in Sanctuary, much like its predecessors I and II, 20 years after the last onslaught brought about by the army of the Burning Hells. Where Diablo II focused on killing the three Prime Evils, Mephisto, Diablo and eventually Baal (Lord of Destruction Expansion); Diablo III focuses on defeating the two remaining Lesser Evils, Azmodan and Belial. There is also mystery surrounding an artefact known as the back soul stone.

It is now up to a new generation of heroes to save Sanctuary from the grasps of evil.

Hardcore Diablo fans will be pleased to know that they will be immersed once again in saving the town of Tristram with Diablo III. This is an excellent move on Blizzard’s part as it helps to at least keep some of the traditional feel to Diablo III rather than changing everything – effectively creating a new game.


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