Pre-orders for Diablo III: Book of Tyrael Now Available

by Anuiran on August 15th, 2013 at 7:26 pm
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"Forevermore we shall stand together, angels and men, in the light of this glorious new dawn."

Earlier this year, we revealed Diablo III: Book of Tyrael, and today we’re pleased to announce this epic compendium is now available for pre-order.

Emblazoned with the emblem of the Horadrim and featuring over 140 pages of tantalizing text, Diablo III: Book of Tyrael is a stunning follow-up to Diablo III: Book of Cain, delving even further into the realm of Sanctuary and the individuals who shaped its fate. In this beautifully-illustrated and comprehensive tome, the Archangel of Wisdom reveals never-before-known secrets about the history of the world, the dark threats that yet face mankind, and his decision to join the ranks of humanity as a mortal. It also includes letters from Leah and additional fragments of Cain’s writings, all curated by Tyrael as he weaves together a series of complex and fascinating stories for fellow members of the Horadrim. 

In addition, Diablo III: Book of Tyrael features a fully removable illustration of the Leoric family tree and other influential characters from Old Tristram including Deckard Cain, Prince Albrecht, Archbishop Lazarus, King Leoric, Prince Aidan, Queen Asylla, Leah, and Adria.

You're bound to encounter some familiar faces within its lush pages.

In preparation for its release in October, Insight Editions has launched a special landing page for this remarkable companion book. Adventurers keen to journey deeper into the depths of Sanctuary's lore and experience every last inch of this heavenly artifact can visit Insight Edition's site for more details about Diablo III: Book of Tyrael.

Interested in reserving a copy of your own? Make sure to place your preorders to be among the first to experience this new chapter in Sanctuary's continuing saga.

Launcher Update: Get the Desktop App for Battle.net® Now

by Anuiran on August 14th, 2013 at 1:31 pm
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In the months ahead, the game launchers for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III will be automatically updated to our new desktop app for Battle.net, designed to improve the launcher experience and streamline your ability to play Blizzard games—but if you're interested in upgrading now, you can!

The open beta test has begun, and everyone's invited to download and install the app now in preparation for the switchover. If you're interested in upgrading in advance, simply click the button below.

Download the Battle.net App

What's this launcher update do? The new single sign-on functionality allows players to log in once to access World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, and the upcoming PC and Mac versions of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and stay logged in for up to 30 days.

Players can also install games directly through the app and, if you choose to leave the app running on your desktop, keep them up-to-date automatically even while you’re away from your computer. Please note that it’s entirely up to you whether you wish to leave the app running—you can exit it at any time, and it will automatically re-launch whenever your standard launchers would. 

For more information, check out the FAQ.

Once the open beta test ends, everyone's launcher will be updated automatically when they start up the launcher for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, or Diablo III. Players will be auto-updated in waves over time, so the exact date you’ll get the update will vary from person to person.

Today also marks the end of our Battle.net desktop app closed beta test. If you've already been using the app as part of the closed beta group, you don’t need to redownload or reinstall anything—you're already good to go. Thanks again for all of your great feedback throughout the course of our testing, and we look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts on the open beta in the Battle.net forums.

Read the FAQ
Read the new Battle.net EULA

Blizzard Teases Possible Diablo 3 Expansion Called Reaper of Souls

by Anuiran on August 14th, 2013 at 1:20 am

Blizzard has just posted a teaser promoting something called "Reaper of Souls". There's not much to see on the site so far, just an image of a shadowy entrance with cryptic text.

Ever since the recent news that Blizzard has a Diablo related announcement at its Gamescom press conference on August 21, rumors have been rampant with the talk of an expansion. Although these rumors have yet to be officially confirmed, the evidence is slowly growing.

Gamescom should be exciting!

T-Shirt Design Contest Hosted by Design By Humans

by Anuiran on August 13th, 2013 at 6:40 pm
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You've fought demons, slain the Mad King, and perhaps even vanquished the Lord of Terror, but now you have a new quest before you: to design a T-shirt worthy of the heroes of Sanctuary!

Blizzard Entertainment and Design By Humans have joined forces to bring you a truly epic Diablo III T-shirt design contest with over $12,500 in cash and additional loot up for grabs. Glorious!

Your challenge: Harness the arcane power of your creative skills to design a T-shirt using elements from Diablo III. Whether you choose to illustrate members of the Angiris Council, the Lords of Hell, Demon Hunters, Wizards, Barbarians, Witch Doctors, Monks, or roaming horde of Zombie Bears, your ultimate goal is to create a dynamic design that's sure to impress. Your entries will have a chance to be seen not only by the teams at both Blizzard and Design By Humans, but also by passionate Diablo players from around the globe.

We’ve shared some of the contest details below, but head on over to Design by Humans' blog for further information as well as the official rules and submission guidelines. There are also some additional bonus quests you can participate in for more prizes.

Best of luck, and may the most diabolical design win!


Prizes:

  1. 1st Place
    $3,500 Cash + Framed Diablo III Artwork autographed by artists Bernie Kang and Glenn Rane + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  2. 2nd Place
    $3,000 Cash + A set of Diablo III Peripherals. (Headset, Mouse and Mousepad) + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  3. 3rd Place
    $2,500 Cash + Diablo III Wardrobe (5 t-shirts, 2 hoodies, Hat) + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  4. 4th Place
    $2,000 Cash + Exclusive BlizzCon 2011 Diablo Poker Set-  signed by the artist on the development team + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  5. 5th Place
    $1,500 Cash + One more Blizzard Prize + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  6. 6th through 20th Place
    Opportunity to sell artwork to Design By Humans

Contest Rules:

  • All Interpretations of the Diablo III character elements listed below are allowed.
  • Your artwork cannot contain Blizzard logos, Diablo III logos, or personal signatures. They will be rejected.
  • All submissions are reviewed by Design By Humans Blizzard Entertainment before voting can begin.
  • Read the Design By Humans Submission Terms of Service Final Rules Regulations.

Contest Deadlines:

  • August 12, 2013 - The Official Diablo III Contest begins
  • September 6, 2013 - Art submissions end at 11:59 PST
  • September 20, 2013 - Online voting ends at 11:59 PST
  • October 7, 2013 - Top 5 Winners Countdown Begins

Are you planning to enter this contest? Let us know below, and share your creations with us!

Diablo III at gamescom 2013

by Anuiran on August 8th, 2013 at 10:28 pm
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Drop by the Blizzard booth at gamescom 2013 and you’ll have the chance to prove your worth in the Burning Hells – Diablo III is not only on PC, but also on PlayStation 3 for the first time in Europe ahead of its release on September 3!

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Reforged for the console experience, Diablo III on PlayStation 3 brings co-operative demon-slaying to a whole new level. Bring your friends and get settled on our comfy sofas – but don’t relax too much, because humanity needs you to battle the legions of evil. Curious to find out how the famous, frantic mouse-clicking experience of Diablo on PC works on console? Now’s your chance to find out!

That’s not all the Diablo-related entertainment you can expect at gamescom. We’ve got live music performances featuring songs in the theme of – and directly taken from – our games. Check our schedule to make sure you catch the shows.

The world-renowned Blizzard costume contest takes place on our stage on Saturday August 24, and last year the winning costume was a terrific female barbarian outfit. Will we see another Diablo-themed winner this year? Only time will tell – be in the crowd to find out who’s going to win a trip for two to this year’s BlizzCon in reward for their mighty efforts.

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And finally, if you’d like to meet some of the Diablo development team and grab their signatures for your collection, we’ve got several signing sessions scheduled throughout the event. Bring along a favorite memento to be signed, or pick up one of the free cards.

Check out the full schedule for all the timings – we hope to see you there!

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