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And Blizzard’s new game is…

For several days now, Blizzard has been teasing die hard fans, curious on-lookers and people who seem to have nothing else to do but look for something new with an ever changing splashpage on it’s official site, www.blizzard.com. What is it and what does it mean? If things continue they way they’re going right now, we’re about to get a new blizzard game.

The current splash page for Blizzard is seen below (click for a larger view).  The frozen or crystalline structure appears to continually break with each update (for comparison, head to the end of the post) as if the owner of those menacing glowing eyes are from some malevolent being.  Sounds omnious?  If you thought so too, we might be seeing Blizzard’s introduction to the much awaited and currently designated vaporware Diablo 3.

New Splash Page

Rune 1 Rune 2 Rune 3

Rune 4 Rune 5

How did the splash page point to D3?

  1. Starcraft II was already officially announced so it would be redundant if Blizzard made another go at it.
  2. Starcraft Ghost is still up in the air although it could be a possiblity.
  3. The upcoming WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King was already announced (falling into the same category as Starcraft II)  as already pointed out by keikun.
  4. The frozen/crystalline structure resembles the Soulstone (if you have no idea what that is, I’m afraid you have to replay Diablo 2).

For comparison’s sake:

Splash Page Number One

Splash Page Number Two

Splash Page Number Three

Splash Page Number Four

Splash Page Number Five

Splash Page Number Five and a Half (no kidding)

And something I picked up from WoW insider

Official? Check Blizzard.com now.  We got a new Diablo Game folks.

While waiting, you can still replay Crisis Core with my compilation of Materia Fusion Guides.  If you haven’t noticed, Crisis Core Materia Fusion is really that deep.

Update:  You can access the Diablo 3 site by clicking the splash page at Blizzard or going here.  It has videos, screenshots and trailers.  Everything to sate your diablo fancy. XDDD

Two decades have passed since the demonic denizens, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, wandered the world of Sanctuary in a vicious rampage to shackle humanity into unholy slavery. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils directly, the memory fades slowly and the wounds of the soul still burn.

Update 2:  Some news from the official announcement at WWI

When Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram’s Cathedral seeking clues to new stirrings of evil, a comet from the heavens strikes the very ground where Diablo once entered the world. The comet carries a dark omen in its fiery being and it calls the heroes of Sanctuary to defend the mortal world against the rising powers of the Burning Hells–and even the failing luminaries of the High Heavens itself.

  • Explore a fully-realized Sanctuary–the living, breathing gothic fantasy world of Diablo III rendered in gorgeous 3D.
  • Battle the unholy forces of the Burning Hells with all-new character classes like the otherworldly Witch Doctor, or with re-imagined warriors from Diablo’s past: such as the fierce Barbarian.
  • Rain Hell on your enemies wielding the interactive environment as a weapon: lay cunning traps, turn destructible objects against your foes, and use environmental obstacles to your advantage–all powered by the Havoc physics system.
  • Experience the intensity of multiplayer Diablo III over an all-new, wickedly-enhanced Battle.net platform with numerous enhancements to make connecting with your friends easier–and cooperative gameplay more fun.
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  1. McBilly June 30, 2008 Reply

    I almost wanted to cry when Blizzard officially announced this. Haha. Diablo II has been one of my most played games ever. Hehe 😀

    Anyway Sylv. Paki email naman ng cellnum mo. Txt kita diyan sa Manila. haha

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  2. sylv3rblade July 1, 2008 Reply

    D2 is one of the few games I still love to play so I’ll take D3 as an opportunity to become a child again XD.

    currently sending you my cell no.

  3. TechBlog.ph July 2, 2008 Reply

    naks kumpleto ang mga splash screens ah hehe. mukha ngang ok yang D3. masubukan nga din 🙂

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  4. Kasto July 4, 2008 Reply

    wow, i really like to play it na.

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