Diablo 3 Release Date: May 15 — OFFICIAL
No more rumors, no more speculation — it is official. Diablo 3 releases May 15.
If you don’t want to stand in line at a midnight release, you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live by pre-purchasing the game digitally on Battle.net today. When you pre-purchase Diablo 3, you will be able to download an encrypted version of the game that will be unlocked upon release on May 15.
As we knew, there’s a two-month period to wait between today’s announcement and Diablo 3′s release, and while I guessed at a June launch date, I’ve never been happier to be wrong.
World of Warcraft players can get Diablo 3 for free by buying the World of Warcraft Annual Pass — but they’ll have to act fast, because the the promotion will be ending at 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 1, 2012.