12 years. It’s taken 12 years for the follow up to Blizzard’s highly successful RPG, Diablo 2. Now Blizzard has unveiled the highly anticipated follow-up to one of the most iconic games of all time. IP E-Games, the official distributor of Diablo 3 in the Philippines says that this is the first time ever that our country will be officially participating in the launch of a Blizzard game.
Diablo 3 picks up years after the events of Diablo 2, and allows players to play with five characters – barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk and demon hunter – to battle the forces of darkness and embark on a long and epic journey throught the depths of hell itself. Some notable features of the game include an auction house system where players can buy and sell loot using in-game gold and more importantly, using real world money, a new quest and skill system and advanced social features and functionality.
The game will be available in a variety of retail outlets, which include iTech, Datablitz, Mineski, Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, PC Hub, PCQuest and a host of others. For a more complete list of official distributors, please go to http://diablo3.e-games.com.ph/where-to-buy. One thing that players need to note is that Diablo 3 needs an active internet connection to work – even if you’re just playing the single player game.
We asked IP E-Games if they will be offering prepaid cards to use in the game’s auction house (remember, only a fraction of pinoys have credit cards) to be able to buy items. Additionally, unlike Starcraft 2, there will be no other plans available (E-Games previously offered various day passes for Starcraft 2 before) – either you buy the box or you don’t get to play. Diablo 3 retails for Php 3,145.
That’s it for now, we’ll give you a more in-depth review of the game once we get more time with it.