Diablo 3 Release Date to Be Announced Tomorrow; May Be April 17 (RUMOR)

UPDATE: With CeBIT 2012 over, this rumor is busted.

Speculation has coupled with official word from Blizzard Game Director Jay Wilson to suggest that an official release date for Diablo 3 may be announced tomorrow at CeBIT 2012 in Hannover, Germany.

Through Twitter, Wilson said on Friday that the “all-important announcement” concerning Diablo 3 was almost imminent:

This is where speculation comes into play. CeBIT 2012, which has been called “the E3 of Europe,” begins tomorrow, and Blizzard will have a strong presence there, showcasing the Diablo 3 beta, which was freshly made available to European players, and StarCraft 2 eSports. Could this be Blizzard’s venue for announcing Diablo 3′s release date?

Two days ago, an Italian website stated that it received information that Diablo 3′s release date would be April 17. This rumor remains unconfirmed, and through Twitter, Jay Wilson weighed in with a boilerplate response:

While I don’t lend much credence to the April 17th rumor, the CeBIT 2012 announcement is at least plausible. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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15 Comments on Diablo 3 Release Date to Be Announced Tomorrow; May Be April 17 (RUMOR)

cirko

On March 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Awesome allready playing it on private server.

cirko

On March 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Yeah I downloaded it at http://www.getdiablo3download.com it’s a bit laggy but works fine..

anon

On March 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

The website that cirko is linking to has been reported as a malicious website which distributes keylogging software. Might want to remove that link…

maxime

On March 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

i played the private server…. who ever said laggy and works fine is a liar, my game didint lag at all but there was NO Monsters in 95% of the map… and some were invisible… u call that “works fine”?? lol u must be dumb…

Dia742

On March 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm

‘maxime’ u such a retard for even using the private server

aja

On March 7, 2012 at 3:26 am

Hi spoke to Eb games they told me within the next 3 months Diablo 3 WILL be Delivered End of June 2012 at the Latest they are already selling the Hint book ……Enjoy

lol

On March 7, 2012 at 4:07 am

you guys are a bunch of fools, just wait patiently like everyone else
its much more important for the game to be good then for us to receive it quickly.

DW659

On March 7, 2012 at 4:29 am

Dude, some guy working the register in a local EB has absolutely no insight into when D3 will be released, or even when the announcement will come. You might as well have posted that your dog Sam gave you the info….. We all already knew that Blizzard’s annoucement of ‘Second Quarter’ means end of June at the latest….

Mag

On March 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

LOL, How accurate is this?
Lets see, today is the 7th, and no release date.

marioace

On March 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm

hey Lol, do you realized how long this game has been taking? diablo 2 came out in 2000 and LoD came out in 2001. It’s been over a decade so people have been damn patient.

xxDEITYxx

On March 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Consider this. People always get mad when a game is released to sub-par expectations of the gaming community. A few examples of this: Resident Evil 4 (PC), Dragon Age II, Civ V, etc. The fact is that Blizzard is known for their quality. It’ll be done when it’s done.

Jimbo

On March 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

No inaccuracy here!
The dolt who wrote the article about release date is VERY ACCURATE.
Telling me that this site can be trusted for information.

lucas

On March 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

i just wish theyd hurry up n release it.. its not like they wont be updating it.. they cld just release it n fix the bugs as they go on, theyve been doin it with wow forever so it really shldnt be that big of a deal

Deezy

On March 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

HAHAHA Bunch of fools, blizzard is taking their sweet time and i bet the game is gonna be a flop. Big build up to crap. I really do hope i wrong but have a feeling im not.

mookyNUKE

On March 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Blizzard site has some news on the PvP aspect of the game … but says the release information is just days away!

Mooege for beta private server, but it has very few features .. VERY FEW features. You could compile mooege yourself for more features but don’t expect too much since they have to rework everything each time a new patch releases.