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Blizzard announces Diablo 3

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At Worldwide Invitational 2008 in Paris, Blizzard Entertainment officially announced a new game: Diablo 3.

Fans of the first two Diablo games have been waiting years for the next installment, so as you can imagine this is very big news for many gamers.

Diablo 3 will feature a look and feel that is similar to the previous two Diablo games with it’s 3/4 perspective, but updated to modern 3D standards.

From the Diablo 3 FAQ, here’s the storyline:

“It has been twenty years since the events of Diablo II. Of those who faced the Lords of Hatred, Terror, and Destruction in the battle over the fate of Sanctuary, there are few still living who can bear to remember the horrors that the Prime Evils wrought upon the world. And of those who did not witness the terrible events firsthand, most believe the stories to be little more than myth. But something evil is stirring once again in Tristram, and it may already have claimed its first victim: Deckard Cain.”

The game will allow you to create male or female characters in one of five character classes, but only two have ben announced so far: barbarian and witch doctor.

No release info yet so it could be this year or it could be a year or two from now–Blizzard likes to take their time and get things right. They did, though, say that the game will be simultaneously released on both Mac’s and PC’s, but no mention yet of system specs required to run the game.

For more info or to check out either the cinematic or gameplay trailers, check out the official product page here.

[Via Joystiq]

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