Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Diablo III, the next chapter in its award-winning action–role-playing-game series, is now available in retail stores throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil are also able to purchase Diablo III digitally via the game's official website (http://www.diablo3.com).
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 - and embarking on an epic quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. Players will engage in 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 in other ways.
Designed from the ground up to leverage the full functionality of the Battle.net platform, Diablo III also provides gamers with matchmaking and communication tools, allowing adventurers to seamlessly join forces for cooperative play. Battle.net also provides the infrastructure for the Diablo III auction house, a marketplace that Sanctuary's heroes can use to trade their treasures.