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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.

25-Apr-2012 Diablo III Launch Events Across Europe

We’re inviting you to join us for the midnight launch of Diablo III! In addition to local retail shops’ launches, we’re holding a number of demonically charged worldwide launch events in major cities where you can join Blizzard to celebrate the release of Diablo III and pick up your copy of the game. Each event will have its own activities, giveaways, and contests, so see the press release for further details and be sure to check the launch event site for more info on the one nearest you.

Diablo III Launch Events

Whether you’re attending a launch event, grabbing the game at a local store, or waiting patiently at home for your digital version to unlock, you’ll want to be ready to jump in right when the servers open. For the European region, the game servers will go live at 00:01 CEST on May 15. As a reminder to our Russian players, the Russian-language version of the game will be available digitally and at retail starting June 7.

Don’t forget to create your BattleTag — it's important to do so now if you haven't already, as it’s REQUIRED TO PLAY DIABLO III. Also note that if you’d like to receive a digital copy of Diablo III free, there are still a few days left to sign up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.

We hope to see you at one of our Diablo III launch events, and we look forward to seeing you in-game on May 15!

19-Apr-2012 Unlock the Secrets of the Diablo III “Heroes” Site

As you and your friends explore the “Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise” site, you’ll find exciting new information about Diablo III, epic videos, unlockable content, contests, and the opportunity to earn exclusive sigils for use on your customizable banner when Diablo III launches.

Join the fight for Sanctuary today! Venture to New Tristram, seek the fallen star, and fulfill your heroic destiny.

03-Apr-2012 April Fools!

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day jokes for 2012! If you missed them, check out this year's pranks:

We'd love it if you could stop by this poll on the forums to give your invaluable feedback about this year's April Fools jokes!

And so, the Blizzard Joke Squad go galumphing back whence they came, hiding amid the slithy toves that gyre and gimble in the wabe, busily plotting and scheming for the future. See you again next year!

01-Apr-2012 Blizzard Kidzz - Most Epic Learning Experiences

Games can be incredibly useful tools to teach players valuable skills and life lessons. To help young gamers take learning “to the max,” we’re launching Blizzard Kidzz: a suite of educational games set in the Blizzard game universes. Blizzard Kidzz games will cover important subjects for gamers aged 6 and up, including mathematics, reading/writing, science, history, and more! Visit the Blizzard Kidzz preview page now for screenshots, game descriptions, and preorder information!

01-Apr-2012 New Zergotchi Authenticator – Blizzard Exclusive

Say goodbye to your dusty old Battle.net Authenticator and hello to its new incarnation: the Zergotchi! Blizzard Entertainment’s newest authentication system takes the next step in both virtual pet and Authenticator technology to provide you with the login experience of your life! The Zergotchi will not only be an endless source of fun but will also make sure your account stays as secure and safe as ever – in style. Feed it, play with it, care for it, and give it the love it needs to grow into the monster it was meant to be.


Check out this page to read more about the marvelous Zergotchi.


Visit the Blizzard Store today and become the proud owner of this next-generation Authenticator. But please hurry – supplies are limited!

01-Apr-2012 Announcing StarCraft®: Supply Depot™

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce a revolutionary new handheld title set in its award-winning StarCraft universe, StarCraft: Supply Depot! Read more about this epic gaming experience coming soon for iOS and Android devices, and play an exclusive demo of the game featuring the complete first mission!

20-Mar-2012 Mists of Pandaria Website Updated

This week’s been a whirlwind of news as a massive amount of information regarding the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion is now out in the wild. Much of this new content has landed on our Mists of Pandaria site, with a particular focus on the exotic sights and unusual creatures you’ll encounter as you explore the long-hidden land of the pandaren. Click through to unveil:

  • A world map of the isle of Pandaria, including two previously unannounced zones: the Dread Wastes and the Krasarang Wilds.

  • A bestiary of Pandaria’s wondrous and monstrous races, like the tyrannical mogu and the wise jinyu.

  • Revised zone & dungeon pages, featuring videos of the Wandering Isle, Jade Forest, and Valley of the Four Winds.

  • Updated monk and pandaren pages -- check out the female pandaren, human monk, and more.

These updates just scratch the surface of what we have in store. We plan to reveal even more of the secrets of Pandaria on this site in the future, featuring details on zones and dungeons, a more expansive bestiary, the diverse factions of the pandaren continent, and the latest information on gameplay systems like challenge modes, pet battles, and scenarios.

15-Mar-2012 Diablo III Launching May 15 - Digital Pre-Sales Now Open

The End of Days approaches... Diablo III is set to launch on May 15, 2012, and you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live by pre-purchasing the game digitally on Battle.net today. Simply complete the digital pre-sale process, and your account will be flagged for automatic access to Diablo III when it launches on May 15.

If you would rather play Diablo III for FREE, the World of Warcraft Annual Pass is still available for a limited time... but don’t delay, because the Annual Pass offer ends at 9:01 a.m. on May 1, 2012.

Check out the official press release for further details on the upcoming launch of Diablo III, or head to the Diablo III pre-sales page on Battle.net to pre-purchase your digital copy now.