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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Best of luck, and may the most diabolical design win!
Are you planning to enter this contest? Let us know below, and share your creations with us!
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!
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.
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!