Archive for June, 2007

Diablo on Gameboy

Now everyone knows that I’m a SONY (PS3) fanboy. Yet, here’s a rumor (because it is a rumor ATM) that Diablo will be released on Gameboy.

Here’s the proof below. As always, the Devil is in the details (pun intended).

Kotaku posted a shorter version of the same video, so you don’t see the Diablo logo. This one is much better.

My reaction? As one Youtuber put it: “Put Diablo 2 on PSP and I’ll buy not one PSP, but several – so we can go in as a party with my friends.” Ditto!

Diablo the Movie confirmed

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Update (June 28): Diablo 3 has been announced at the WWI in Paris. You can now review the Diablo 3 trailer, screenshots, as well as demo.

Well, to be totally honest with you - it was confirmed and then the confirmation was removed from the site. So where does that leave us? I guess it’s the usual secrecy surrounding any Blizz project.

Diablo movieHere’s the LONG story:

The guys from Legendary Pictures (yep, the guys behind 300) have posted on their site that a Diablo movie is in the making. Diablo was listed in the “In Development” section.

Once the news about the movie leaked to fan sites, Diablo was promptly removed. My guess is it was a phone call from Blizzard that got them going.

Besides these facts, we have the following:

  1. Legendary Pictures are already working on a WoW-based movie, so they look like an obvious choice for a Blizzard project.
  2. Vin Diesel’s movie – A Man Apart – was originally named El Diablo which resulted in a lawsuit from Blizzard “claiming they trademarked Diablo and intended to make a movie based on their game”

I’m hoping and praying a Diablo movie is in the making. I loved the Diablo 2 cinematics and making the next logical step – the big screen – will be an amazing experience.

Update: Ha! Look at this. I just checked who the owner of this domain is! It looks like a Diablo movie is definitely on the books and with the release of Diablo 3, that is 10 times more likely to happen!

Domain Name: DIABLOMOVIE.COM

Administrative Contact:
Universal City Studios – UPG Domains
100 Universal City Plaza
2160/8H
Universal City, CA 91608
US

Blizzcon tickets on sale

Blizzcon tickets almost sold out! If you plan to attend Blizzcon and you think there’s plenty of time till August, think again.

Blizzcon ticketsThere’s less than half of the tickets remaining. While you’re at it, you might want to stockpile – keep in mind that up to 5 tickets per billing address are allowed.

Will Diablo 3 be announced at Blizzcon? There have been plenty of rumors lately but no one knows for certain. This is the official announcement from Blizzard:

BlizzCon is a celebration of the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises and the players who have helped make them so popular around the world. Gamers from all over the world come together to enjoy many fun activities and to learn more about Blizzard’s products. Don’t miss out on this amazing event!

One of the reasons a ticket could be worth it, is that it will allow you to take part in a beta of a Blizzard game. There’s little doubt that’s going to be the Starcraft 2 beta which is rumored to start before the end of 2007.

UPDATE: All Blizzcon tickets have been SOLD. I hope you’ve managed to get one. If not, stay strong, we’ll be covering the event!

Gamespot: Diablo 3 rumors persist

Update (June 28): Diablo 3 has been announced at the WWI in Paris. You can now review the Diablo 3 trailer, screenshots, as well as demo.

Illidan StormrageGamespot’s coverage of Starcraft 2 has been spot on. At the same time, IGN has got it wrong before when it comes to Diablo 3, so I take these articles with a grain of salt.

In essence, Rob Pardo talks how Starcraft 2 is one of the smaller projects currently in Blizzard:

Pardo also dropped a hint at the scale of Blizzard’s future plans, saying that the 40 developers working on Starcraft II are “one of the smaller teams.” Job listings on the Blizzard site have indicated it is working on a “next-gen MMO”–which the company said will not be another World of Warcraft. Also, rumors persist that Diablo III is in development.

Now, Paul Sams also said something similar – that Blizzard is working on three projects.

Here’s how I interpret it - Diablo 3 and the next-gen MMO are probably the same thing. After all, what’s better than a MMO in the Diablo universe? You got Heaven and Hell as factions… you got an Epic conflict that’s going to dwarf everything that WoW has. Frankly, who cares about Illidan when the can go after Diablo.




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