Starting that day, gamers with a thirst for fast-paced action and adventure will be able to purchase Diablo III at retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. In addition, gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will be able to buy Diablo III digitally via Blizzardâ€™s Battle.netÂ® website.
Players in the listed Latin American countries and in Russia will be able to purchase Diablo III at local retail locations starting June 7. Digital availability for the Russian version of the game will also begin June 7. In addition to the English version, Diablo III will be fully localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
Blizzard also kicked off global digital presales for Diablo III today. Would-be wizards, witch doctors, demon hunters, barbarians, and monks throughout the world should head toÂ now to reserve their digital copies.
â€œAfter many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, weâ€™re now in the homestretch,â€ said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. â€œWe 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 starting on May 15.â€
Diablo III will be available for WindowsÂ® XP/Windows VistaÂ®/WindowsÂ® 7 and MacintoshÂ® at a suggested price of $59.99 USD for both the retail DVD-ROM version and the digital version sold directly from Blizzard. A special alabaster-white Collectorâ€™s Edition, sold exclusively in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $99.99 USD, will include the full game on DVD-ROM, 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 DestructionÂ®) and corresponding Diablo skull base, as well as exclusive in-game content for Diablo III, World of WarcraftÂ®, and StarCraftÂ® II: Wings of LibertyÂ®. Diablo III has received a Mature rating from the ESRB.