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Several sources are reporting that Blizzard will formally announce plans to bring Diablo III to both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 following the launch of the PC version in February. It’s highly unlikely that the port will see a release in 2012, however, as the company is still assembling a team to handle the project. (As of this posting, they have several job listings open for it.)
Blizzard dropped the opening cinematic for Diablo III at the 2011 VGA tonight.
It would appear that everyone has put everything on sale – including Blizzard. Right now, you can get StarCraft II for $29.99. That’s half price.
For reasons unknown to anyone outside the company, Blizzard decided to fire John Staats yesterday. Staats was the senior level designer for the mysterious Titan project. That sparked a rumor that a much larger round of cuts was coming down the pipe – but a representative for the company has since squashed that rumor, claiming that the Staats incident was isolated.
Still, this is potentially a big problem for Blizzard. There must have been a very good reason for them to can someone of Staat’s level – especially given the high profile of the project.
GamesRadar put together a nice summary of changes coming to StarCraft II in the Heart of the Swarm expansion. Each race is gaining and losing a few units in addition to a long list of changes to existing units that Blizzard says will help to balance the game.
This ought to cause all kinds of discussion on the various pro gaming forums.
Having completely run out of ideas for anything else new to add to the game world, Blizzard is introducing pandas to World of WarCraft with a new expansion, Mysts of Pandaria. The trailer dropped at BlizzCon 2011 earlier today.
The expansion introduces the Pandaren as a playable race and Pandaria as a new world to explore. The level cap is being bumped to 90 and there’s a new class.
Blizzard unveiled the Ultimate Edition of Diablo III at BlizzCon 2011 today. It will include all of the following items:
- Diablo III PC Game
- Original Game Soundtrack CD
- Hardcover Diablo III Art Book
- “Behind the Scenes” DVD/Blu-ray
- Diablo Skull Statue
- 4GB Soulstone USB Drive
- Exclusive In-Game Content
No word yet on pricing or how many are going to be available at launch.
The cinematic trailer for Diablo III has arrived via BlizzCon 2011.
I’m going to be on this like a pack of wolves on a three-legged cat when it launches.