“After many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, we’re now in the home stretch,” Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a release Thursday.
“We look forward to putting the final polish on Diablo III over the next two months and delivering the ultimate action-RPG experience to gamers worldwide starting on May 15.”
The United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau are the countries that will see the May 15th release date.
The latest installment of the successful computer game will be available for PC and Macintosh.
Diablo 3 has been available for pre-sale on battle.net since Thursday. The standard version of the game is priced at $60, while a collector’s edition will be sold for $100.
The latter will include a soundtrack CD, a behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray two-disc set, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and 4 GB USB soulstone with copies of the first two Diablo games, as well as “exclusive content” for Diablo III, World of Warcraft, and StarCraft II.
The standard edition of Diablo 3 will run you $59.99 for PC and Mac, whether you buy at retail or digitally.
The release of Diablo 3 comes 12 years after the launch of the second game in the series, Diablo II. The first Diablo version was released in 1996.