Gameplay trailer for the upcoming Diablo III video game, featuring the Barbarian and the Witch Doctor character classes. It’s a long 19 minutes video, skip this if you are not a fan of the franchise.
Diablo is an action role playing hack and slash dungeon crawler video game series developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The first game came out in 1996, and the sequel in 2000 (with an expansion a year later.)
The games are highly popular. Diablo II broke the world record back then for being the fastest selling computer game ever sold, with more than a million units sold in the first two weeks of availability.
A new instalment is long overdue for such a popular gaming series. Blizzard announced Diablo III back in 2008 but only released a couple of trailers since then, with no confirmation of a release date.
I liked Diablo II too but didn’t play much because of the online nature. Although it’s playable offline, a player will miss a few things without participating in online communities.
Bad news is (for me at least) it seems like Diablo III will have the always-online requirement. The internet service here has improved since a decade ago but I still have doubts over its gaming capacity.
Will have to check reviews from fellow Malaysians before deciding to purchase the game or not. Judging from development it will take another year or two for the new game to come out though.