News Archive

May 2012

23-May-2012 Diablo III Becomes Fastest-Selling PC Game Ever

Following the launch of Diablo III on May 15, the Lord of Terror has consumed a record number of souls. More than 3.5 million copies of the game were sold as of the first day of release, making Diablo III the fastest-selling PC game of all time. As of the first week of release, Sanctuary’s heroes had already reached a total of more than 6.3 million. See the press release for all the gory details.

15-May-2012 Photo Gallery of the Diablo III Launch Events!

The gates of the Burning Hells opened last night, and many of our brave heroes united to face the challenge! If you were not able to attend one of our official launch events, or were distracted by the many prizes and activities that took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm or Warsaw, you needn’t worry as we captured many unforgettable moments that you can enjoy at the new Official Launch Events photo gallery!

But last night was only the beginning: there are hordes of evil demons yet to be defeated! If you haven’t already purchased your copy of Diablo III, you can do so and easily download the digital version here.

15-May-2012 Diablo III Now Live — Evil is Back

Twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now you must return to Tristram and investigate rumors of a fallen star, an omen that the End Times have begun.

Diablo III is now live and available at a store near you -- or you can click here to purchase a digital copy directly through Blizzard. The game is available at retailers in both a standard and Collector’s Edition. To learn more, visit our Diablo III game information page or the official Press Release.

As a reminder to our Russian players, the Russian-language version of the game will be available digitally and at retail starting June 7.You can be ready to play in Russian the minute the servers go live by pre-purchasing the game digitally on Battle.net today.

See you in Hell…

14-May-2012 D-Day Reminder

Ahh… fresh meat! The Butcher will be pleased to welcome you all tonight for the release of Diablo III! Exclusive launch events are taking place in five locations across Europe. Although there is no cow level, official events will feature prizes and activities, as well as an on-site Diablo III developer to help you defeat the incoming legions of Hell (and sign your copy of the game). Head over to the Diablo III launch events website for the locations of the official openings.

If you are not able to attend one of the official launch events, you can check out the list of retailers in Europe who will also open their doors on the night of May 14/15.

Don’t forget you can pre-order Diablo III now on our pre-order page.

11-May-2012 Stay Awhile and Listen

Greetings, stranger! In just three days the official Diablo III launch events will take place in five retail locations across Europe. Head over to the Diablo III launch events website to discover the location of your nearest official event. A score of activities and prizes are in store for you, as well as Diablo III developers who will be on-site to sign your copy of the game.

For those of you not able to participate in one of the official launch events, make sure to check out the list of all Diablo III European retailers whose doors will also be open for the game’s launch on the night of May 14/15.

Remember that you can pre-order Diablo III now on our pre-order page.

07-May-2012 Loot Epic Prizes at the Official Diablo III Launch Events!

We are pleased to announce that you will have the chance to win some amazing prizes at the official Diablo III launch events across Europe, thanks to our official partners.

On the night of May 14/15, BradyGames, Future Publishing, J!NX, NVIDIA, Panini, and SteelSeries are offering top-notch treasures to those of you brave enough to join your fellow heroes in the battle against the forces of Evil. So don’t miss out! This is the perfect opportunity to grab some outstanding loot in addition to being among the first to get a copy of Diablo III!

Head over to the dedicated website to find the location of your nearest launch event.

04-May-2012 Blizzard Activities at the Official Diablo III Launch Events

The Diablo III launch is just a few weeks away! We are pleased to announce the activities that you can enjoy at the official launch events taking place across Europe on the night of May 14/15.

Visit the official launch website to find out about the activities that will be happening at each event, and much more! You can also learn which Blizzard developer will be there to sign your shiny copies of Diablo III once the clock strikes midnight.