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Diablo 3

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The third installment of the world renown hack and slash role playing action game, Diablo 3, is released after a long waiting-time for fans. The setting of the game is twenty years after the events of Diablo II, and like the previous game, has a IV Act game structure.

  • Developers: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publishers: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Initial release date: May 15, 2012
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • License: Commercial

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Diablo III is a hack and slash action game developed for the Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms. It is the third main installment in the Diablo series, and is one of the best-selling games of all time. Diablo III was so popular it sold 3.5 million copies of the game within 24 hours of the game’s release, setting a record, and went on to become the best-selling game of all time. It has two expansions, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and Diablo III: Book of Cain.

The game, like other titles in the series, takes place in the fictional dark fantasy world of the Sanctuary, which is the home of the world’s best warriors as well as its most ferocious demons. Set twenty years after the events of Diablo II, the players see the game through the eyes of the main character Deckhard Cain and Leah, who are in the Tristam Cathedral (where the entirety of the first game was set), and they are investigating ancient texts that speak of a prophecy being near, when a mysterious star falling from the sky strikes the cathedral and creates a crater into which Cain disappears. Then the game begins as the protagonist, an unnamed warrior, arrives at the Cathedral to investigate the star, and together with Leah they go on the search for Deckhard, revealing many mysteries and entering Hell itself to battle Diablo, the titular King of Terror.

There are five classes in Diablo III, all of whom possess unique characteristics and abilities. The classes are Witch Doctor, a shaman, the Barbarian a brute fighter, the Wizard, a magician, the Monk, a melee attacker, and the Demon Hunter, a brute fighter with assassination skills. An extra character, called the Crusader, who is a brute fighter with skills in a variety of weapons, was available through the expansion Reaper of Souls. Another class called the Necromancer, reminiscent of the class in Diablo II, was also available as a downloadable character in the same expansion.

Diablo III retains and enhances several of the core features and mechanics that made the previous games feel so special and revered. The crafting system is better than ever with the inclusion of hundreds of craftable items that provide various advantages, as well as boosts that grant the character with passive or active bonuses. NPCs can now become the player’s followers and accompany him throughout the entire game. Considerable backstory and personality has been added to these characters. There are also new weapons available. In general, Diablo III is a complete package of new content that fans of the game have been looking towards for years.

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