Video: What is Diablo III?

Are you wondering what all the fuss is about Diablo III? It’s a huge release, but coming 12 years after Diablo II, it wouldn’t surprise me if there were lots of people with little idea of what it actually is.

It looks like Blizzard are aware of this and they’ve released a video, which you can see below, called ‘What is Diablo III?’. The game is released on May 15th on Windows and Mac, and boxed editions come with Guest Passes inside, which you can give to your friends so they can also try the game.

So, What is Diablo III? As you can see it’s an isometric action game set in the dark world of Sanctuary, which is being invaded by demonic hordes. You choose a character from one of five classes, each with different attributes. As you complete quests and gain experience you’ll be able to heavily customize and upgrade your hero, into something powerful enough and worthy of sending all the creatures of hell back where they belong.

The gameplay is a mix of arcade speed, and role playing, which is really addictive blend. Diablo III lets you play online cooperatively in teams of up to four heroes, and also in player-versus-player gladiatorial battle.

The free ‘Starter Edition’ demo will be available to everyone 30 days after Diablo III‘s release.

Windows Minimum System Requirements

Windows® XP/Vista/7

Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+

1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)

12 GB available HD space

Direct X 9.0c

Broadband Internet connection

Windows Recommended Requirements

Windows® Vista/7

Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz

2 GB RAM

NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better

Mac Minimum System Requirements

Mac® OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x or newer

Intel® Core 2 Duo

NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better

2 GB RAM

12 GB available HD space

Broadband Internet connection

Mac Recommended System Requirements

Mac® OS X 10.7.x or newer

2 GB RAM

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better

Check out this gameplay video from the Beta version of Diablo III, released last year.

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