Domain name squatters are an ambitious bunch, greedily snapping up potential domain names for every imagined Diablo sequel right up until Diablo 10 (even diablox.com is taken, which could've been a great name for a Tetris clone). Your heart might skip a beat if you happened upon the Blizzard-owned Diabloll.com - but this is to catch people looking for Diablo II, not Blizzard's way of hinting at a far-flung sequel. My point is, with a good eight years between Diablo III and its forebear, these guys are planning on selling a domain to Blizzard in 2065.
Returning to 2009 however, PC gaming's become so enlivened in the past decade that a great many people will never have even played Diablo II (it's available to download from the Blizzard store, as it happens). As a genre, hack 'n' slash has risen and fallen, and Diablo III aims to bring it back into fashion with aplomb.
The recently revealed Wizard class replaces the Sorceress class of older Diablos. An obvious user of magic, the Wizard uses such nifty spells as magic missile and a Sith-style lightning ability which jumps fatally from enemy to enemy. Slowing down time isn't beyond the Wizard either -the class can encapsulate themselves in a self-contained bubble of what can only be described as gloopy time, inside of which time moves all lovely and slow, showcasing the physics-enabled world.
The Wizard joins the Witch Doctor (who is able to summon creatures to his aid) and the Barbarian (who can hit lots of things) in Diablo Ill's five class line-up. With two more classes to be revealed, we'll have more on Diablo III in the coming months.
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Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode