Diablo III is Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 3, 2013
This fall brings the release date for both console versions of Diablo III!
This was announced in a Blizzard blog post, as well as a press release. The blue blog post:
On September 3, evil will be reborn on console systems throughout the world with the release of DiabloÂ® III on the PlayStationâ„¢ 3 and Xbox 360Â® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. That's right, Diablo III will be unleashing hell on both Xbox 360 and PS3â„¢ before summer's end, so lock in your preorders with your local retailer soon.
As an added bonus, all preorders of the Xbox 360 and PS3â„¢ versions of Diablo III will include the exclusive Infernal Helm (in-game item only. . .though we have to admit it'd look pretty sharp IRL). Wearable at level 1, the Infernal Helm confers a +EXP bonus to help you whip your new PlayStationâ„¢ or Xbox characters into shape. Plus, it looks sweet as hell on all five mortal heroes of Sanctuaryâ€”be it the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Wizard, Demon Hunter, or Monk. Keep in mind that the redeemable key for the Infernal Helm, which you will find in your preordered console copy of Diablo III on launch day, requires an Internet connection to be redeemed and cannot be transferred across platforms.
Be sure to get your preorder lined up for the PS3â„¢ or Xbox 360 versions of the game and prepare your thumbs to do battle against the sinister forces of the Burning Hells.
Please note that as the Xbox 360 version of Diablo III was announced today, it may take retailers several days to set up their product pages for this new version of the game. Be sure to check back if you donâ€™t see Diablo III for Xbox 360 listed on retailers' websites.
The Blizzard press release:
DIABLOÂ® III UNLEASHES HELL IN YOUR LIVING ROOM ON SEPTEMBER 3
Legendary action-RPG series coming to PlayStationÂ® 3 and Xbox 360
Reserve your copy now to receive exclusive in-game Infernal Helm; select retailers offering additional preorder bonuses
IRVINE, Calif.â€”June 6, 2013â€”A new legion of heroes will soon rise up and take a stand against the Lord of Terror. On September 3, DiabloÂ® III will make its console debut on the Sony PlayStationÂ® 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360Â® games and entertainment system from Microsoft in the U.S., Canada, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
In preparation for the upcoming launch, select retailers in these regions are now taking preorders for the PS3â„¢ and Xbox 360 versions of the game, which will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Both console versions of Diablo III will be fully localized in English, German, French, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, Russian, Italian, Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Further release details, including retail availability in Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia, will be announced at a later date.
The console versions of Diablo III have been custom-tailored for gamepad-driven action, with a dynamic camera perspective that puts your hero front and center, as well as an all-new user interface and an intuitive control system that make vanquishing evil feel like second nature. Players can take on the vile denizens of the Burning Hells alone or in a party of up to four via same-screen local cooperative play or online over PlayStationÂ® Networkâ„¢ or the Xbox LiveÂ® online entertainment network from Microsoft. In addition, the game supports parties composed of both local and online players. Once gamers experience the rush of Diablo IIIâ€™s unique brand of hack-and-slash gameplay from the comfort of their couch, Sanctuary will never be the same.
Players who preorder either console version of Diablo III will receive an exclusive in-game item: the Infernal Helm, which grants an experience point boost to any character who wears it, accelerating their progression as they rise in power. Certain retailers will also offer limited-edition preorder bonusesâ€”check with your local retailer for further information.
â€œPlaying Diablo III on a big screen with your friends brings a whole new level of intensity to the game, and with all of the control and interface adaptations weâ€™ve made, itâ€™s extremely fun to play on PS3â„¢ and Xbox 360,â€ said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. â€œIn addition to the fine-tuning weâ€™ve done for the console versions, weâ€™re also including major content and design updates weâ€™ve made to the PC version over the past year, so players can expect an epic Diablo gaming experience when the PS3â„¢ and Xbox 360 versions launch in September.â€
In Diablo III, players take on the role of one of five heroic charactersâ€”barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunterâ€”and embark on a perilous quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players make their way from the demon-besieged town of New Tristram to the Diamond Gates of the High Heavens, theyâ€™ll engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters whoâ€™ll join them in battle or aid them along the way.
Diablo III was originally released for WindowsÂ® and MacintoshÂ® PC on May 15, 2012 and within 24 hours became the fastest-selling PC game of all time. As of December 31, 2012, Diablo III had sold through more than 12 million copies worldwide.* To learn more about Diablo III, including a list of participating retailers, please visit the official website at http://www.diablo3.com.
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* According to The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track, and internal company estimates.
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