I was Internet-less during the weekend, but managed to know that Blizzard’s ongoing splash screen announcement was indeed Diablo 3, just as I thought. I hadn’t been able to post anything about this yet, so here goes my general feeling toward this: Hell, YES! o/
I loved the two previous Diablo games and can’t wait to kick some more Diablo ass. The release date hasn’t been disclosed yet, but I guess at least another year is to be expected. There’s some info on the official Diablo III site, as well as screenshots, artwork images, a cinematic trailer and a gameplay trailer which looks nifty.
Two classes out of a total of five have been announced – Witch Doctor and Barbarian. A novelty in this game, regarding what was present in previous Diablo games, is that all of the five classes will allow the choice of a male or female character. No matter how brilliant the previous Diablo games were, that was always a flaw – when you chose your class, you were always stuck with the gender that was assigned to it. I was lucky because the classes I wanted to play were usually female – Rogue in the first game, Sorcerer and Assassin on the second.
Anyway, I can’t wait to play this. And I feel the urge to play Diablo II again.