The latest game in the Diablo series will continue the franchise’s carpal tunnel-inducing, frantic clicking action. There’s one of Blizzard’s customarily stunning cinematic trailers on the game’s site. They’ve also posted several videos of the game in action, featuring the two announced playable classes, the witch doctor and the barbarian (pictured at left in a photo courtesy of Blizzard).
This is on the heels of finally revealing Starcraft 2 a few months ago. These two games have long been rumored to be under development by Blizzard, but until recently they were unconfirmed. The only disappointment in these announcements is having to wait to play these games! Blizzard has a reputation as a company that won’t release a game until it has been polished to a mirror shine (with the exception of the original World of Warcraft, which many claim parent-company Vivendi pressured Blizzard to release before it was “ready” in order to make the 2004 holiday buying season). It will likely be well over a year before either of these games see the light of day.
However, I shall use that time to hone my mouse and keyboard skills to peak condition in the new expansion pack for World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King, which should be out before the end of the year. Sign-ups for potential beta testers have recently opened up on the main WoW page. Sign up and see you in Northrend!