PlayStation 3 owners, prepare to confront the Lord of Terror. Retailers have begun taking preorders for the PS3 version of Diablo III. Blizzard still isn’t saying when the game will actually release for Sony’s current console — perhaps because it’s coming to the PS4 as well, and will launch on the same date?? — but at least now you know you can pre-order it to guarantee your copy.
Players who preorder the PS3 version of Diablo III will receive an exclusive in-game item: the Infernal Helm, which grants an experience point boost to any character who wears it, accelerating their progression as they rise in power. Certain retailers will also offer limited-edition preorder bonuses—check with your local retailer for further information.
The PS3 version of Diablo III has been customized for the PS3 console, with updates to the game’s boss battles, a new user interface, a controller-friendly control system and a dynamic camera. Players can take on the vile denizens of the Burning Hells alone or in a party of up to four via same-screen local cooperative play, online play over the PlayStation Network, or any combination of online or local players.
Diablo III continues the epic Diablo storyline, with players taking on the role of one of five heroic characters—barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter—embarking on a perilous quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players make their way from the demon-besieged town of New Tristram to the Diamond Gates of the High Heavens, they’ll engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them along the way.
Diablo III was originally released for Windows and Mac on May 15, 2012 and within 24 hours became the fastest-selling PC game of all time.