It's official - Diablo III has a real, solid, confirmed launch date. The game will release on 15 May, and digital pre-sales are now live.
The company announced this morning that the game will hit retail stores on that date in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
"After many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, we’re now in the homestretch," said CEO of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime.
"We look forward to putting the final polish on Diablo III over the next two months and delivering the ultimate action-RPG experience to gamers worldwide."
There will be a digital version, a regular boxed version, and a collector's edition. Aside from the game, the collector's edition will include "a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set, the Diablo III soundtrack CD, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and a 4 GB USB soulstone (including full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction) and corresponding Diablo skull base, as well as exclusive in-game content for Diablo III, World of Warcraft, and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty", Blizzard said in a statement.
PC World has requested local pricing, but the Australian RRP starts at AU$80 (NZ$103) for the digital edition. The physical retail version will cost AU$90 (NZ$116) and the collector's edition is priced at AU$140 (NZ$180).