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VIDEO: Diablo 3 Commercial Informs You That ''Evil Is Back''

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In case you missed its debut Sunday night, the "Evil is Back" commercial for Diablo 3 can be seen below. The clip is epic to say the least, leaving fans on the edge of their seat and wanting May 15 to arrive sooner rather than later.

Unfortunately, the cinematic tease arrives just as Blizzard pulls the plug on its private beta testers for good. As of May 1, the beta servers will be taken offline -- beta accounts and their character information will be reset.

"Leading up to Diablo's May 15 launch date, players will only be able to create comments and forum posts on the official Diablo 3 community site if they have pre-purchased Diablo 3 or have a StarCraft II or an active World of Warcraft game license attached to their Battle.net account," the company said on a blog weeks ago.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in the Diablo 3 beta," the company added. "You've done an admirable job of testing, and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback you provided during this critical phase of development."

The next fifteen days my be pure hell for those anxiously waiting for the new Diablo sequel. To make the anticipation worse, fans will likely see increased coverage as Blizzard cranks up the marketing flow, fueling the fire. The hype will climax at the eve of the game's launch, May 14, as Blizzard and participating retailers around the world play host to special launch events.

For those residing in Irvine, California, Blizzard will have an official launch event in the Great Wheel Court of the Irvine Spectrum Mall. The "festivities" will start at 8:00pm PDT on May 14 and include multiple giveaways, entertainment, and contests offering exclusive Diablo 3-themed prizes including laser-etched desktop PCs from Intel. The team will also be on hand to meet with players and to sign physical copies of the game.

"In addition to the official US launch event, other retail locations around the country will open at midnight to support gamers looking to pick up their copy of the game the moment it goes live," Blizzard said last Wednesday. "Please check with your local retailers for further details."

Diablo 3 is almost here. The excitement is nearly thick enough to cut with a dagger, and the TV spot seen below is an example of why Blizzard remains at the top of the PC gaming crop. C'mon May 15, hurry up already.

Diablo 3 "Evil Is Back"

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    Niva , May 2, 2012 4:07 AM
    Damn straight it's back, and it's about god damned time too!
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    Niva , May 2, 2012 4:07 AM
    Damn straight it's back, and it's about god damned time too!
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    DroKing , May 2, 2012 4:23 AM
    Video looks epic for sure, and Tobad I cant say the same for gameplay itself along with lame DRM.
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    Trialsking , May 2, 2012 4:38 AM
    pleez pleez someone pleez tell me why anyone would get worked up over trailer that shows no actual gameplay?!??!?!? I have never understood that. Movie trailers at the very least show you clips of the ACTUAL movie. But most game trailers never show any footage and people get all wet in their pants for them. At least Diablo was playable a week ago so, I know why people are excited. But if I hadn't seen the actual gameplay who the f*ck would care?!?!?!?
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    kcorp2003 , May 2, 2012 5:35 AM
    i need to throw holy water onto my monitor screen now ;) 
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    joe nate , May 2, 2012 6:05 AM
    trialskingpleez pleez someone pleez tell me why anyone would get worked up over trailer that shows no actual gameplay?!??!?!? I have never understood that. Movie trailers at the very least show you clips of the ACTUAL movie. But most game trailers never show any footage and people get all wet in their pants for them. At least Diablo was playable a week ago so, I know why people are excited. But if I hadn't seen the actual gameplay who the f*ck would care?!?!?!?


    "A new Diablo game? A new DIABLO GAME?!?!?! SHUT UP BLIZZARD TAKE MY MONEY!!! It's coming omg omg omg!!!"

    or to the newcomer to the franchise:

    "Angels. Demons. Evil. What is this? Hmmm. Diablo.com... oh this game play and story looks cool, let me read more about it."

    As they say... resumes are for getting you an interview. Commercials, not even exclusive to games, use the same logic - to get you to think about it, when otherwise you might not have been. It doesn't have to be informative. It just has to say the name and that's it.
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    thrakazog , May 2, 2012 6:26 AM
    Diablo's a great game, but this latest one with simplified mechanics and gold farmers market......not too sure about it. I think I'm leaning on the side of Torchlight 2, myself. We'll see how it turns out.
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    yzf197 , May 2, 2012 7:22 AM
    watched gameplay on youtube the other day.....endless hordes upon endless hordes of hack and slashing. how is this fun? in about two minutes of video the main character moved about 30 in-game feet. i'll stick to skyrim, when i actually have TIME to play pc games....
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    Marcus52 , May 2, 2012 8:28 AM
    D3 was being bashed by some of my fellow beta testers, but frankly I think their comments came mostly out of an unacknowledged jaded viewpoint. The last Diablo was released in 2000 - how can they expect it to feel the same? They are not the gamers they were 12 years ago.

    Frankly, Diablo was never a great game, in my opinion, just a good one. Now that you know I'm not a lover of the game, just a "liker", I can make the comment that this one is far better than D2 in every way, and you can put that in perspective :)  . I'll play it mostly because it was part of the Annual Pass deal (you signed a contract guaranteeing that you'd pay for a year's worth of World of Warcraft to get 3 benefits. If you were certain you'd be paying for another year, these things were essentially free). I'm essentially playing the game for free. If I had to buy it, I wouldn't bother.

    It IS fun though, and I'm glad I was able to get it for a price I was willing to pay; I will play it through at least once, certainly. And, I'm not recommending against paying full retail, I do think the game will be worth the price for the overwhelming majority of players.

    The word of caution I give is to all those players with fond memories; the fact is, you are a seasoned vet gamer now, and no company is going to release a game that the average person can't play; pros are always left in the lurch to some degree. There is a "hardmode", but unless they tweak it from the beta, it isn't enough harder to warrant the "hardmode" label, the only thing that lives up to that is the fact that it is a permadeath mode. Die, end of story for that character, create a new one. That's a step in the right direction, in my opinion, but I think I'd rather have a much harder mode than a permadeath mode, and a chance to choose both.

    If you haven't played the previous games - I recommend you don't go back, they are just too dated (I had played the original, but not D2, so I did get a copy recently and played it. Let me put it this way - I got almost to the end, then my beta access became available, and I didn't bother to finish it.) You'll miss the occasional reference to old characters, but frankly I don't think it's worth the effort to play D2 to "get it", those references don't make any real difference to the quality of the story.

    ;) 
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    neiroatopelcc , May 2, 2012 8:53 AM
    When I bought my brand new car in march I decided I'd not buy computer games this year in an effort to save some of the cash I need..... think I'll have to make an exception ; but I'll wait a few days in case it's as much a disappointment as starcraft 2 was (not a bad game, but just not any better than the first)
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    Zingam_Duo , May 2, 2012 10:22 AM
    What's so epic about that? Diablo's series is going down after Diablo 1, which is my most favorite game and everything about it was epic. And this looks like... some crappy, old FF animation ;)  Blizzard lost their essence long time ago.
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    thehelix , May 2, 2012 10:22 AM
    LOL @ people comparing DIABLO to mainstream RPG's... Diablo is not an rpg...it's a hack n'slash mouse clicking fury. This has always been what the game is and plays like and why millions of people love it. IF you are disappointed of the gameplay then clearly this game is not for you and it's your mistake for expecting something different.
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    neiroatopelcc , May 2, 2012 10:36 AM
    TheHelixLOL @ people comparing DIABLO to mainstream RPG's... Diablo is not an rpg...it's a hack n'slash mouse clicking fury. This has always been what the game is and plays like and why millions of people love it. IF you are disappointed of the gameplay then clearly this game is not for you and it's your mistake for expecting something different.

    The old ones were marketed as Action RPG which is exactly what they are.
    Same's torchlight and others. They're not just hack 'n slash, and they're definetly not ordinary RPG's like morrowind or might and magic.
    But ye, if people expect diablo 3 to be like skyrim it's just not going to end well.
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    daglesj , May 2, 2012 12:24 PM
    I actually reinstalled D2 on my work PC at home two weeks ago and finally dug out my old saved games folder from 2002 and finished the last bit of the Expansion.

    Started playing it again with another character and spent about three days playing again.

    Loaded up Silent Hunter 4 this weekend......
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    kira1912 , May 2, 2012 12:27 PM
    zingam_duoWhat's so epic about that? Diablo's series is going down after Diablo 1, which is my most favorite game and everything about it was epic. And this looks like... some crappy, old FF animation Blizzard lost their essence long time ago.

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    kira1912 , May 2, 2012 12:29 PM

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    soccerplayer88 , May 2, 2012 1:08 PM
    trialskingpleez pleez someone pleez tell me why anyone would get worked up over trailer that shows no actual gameplay?!??!?!? I have never understood that. Movie trailers at the very least show you clips of the ACTUAL movie. But most game trailers never show any footage and people get all wet in their pants for them. At least Diablo was playable a week ago so, I know why people are excited. But if I hadn't seen the actual gameplay who the f*ck would care?!?!?!?


    I think it's because Blizzard is known for their awesome cinematics in their games. I agree it's nothing to get worked up over, but it's nice to see quality CGI like this.
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    rebel1280 , May 2, 2012 2:03 PM
    Not gonna pick it up until I'm done with Kingdoms of Amalur, that is such a FUN game! When it comes to games like this, I'm a monogamous gamer, only 1 game at a time cause i like to be immersed in all the lore. They already did what Skyrim SHOULD have done, add story line to it through DLC. Hats off to you KoA, well played ;)  That being said, from what im reading in comments all over the net, its a similar game play style, which I'm all for. Only gripe I have is i wish i could do online coop with my buddy.
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    maxinexus , May 2, 2012 4:50 PM
    Hell about the time.
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    robochump , May 2, 2012 6:08 PM
    Miss beta already. D3 will be EPIC only game that will actually pay for itself! lol Typically I dont like it when time flies by but come on 15th!!!
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    f-14 , May 3, 2012 10:46 PM
    just when i thought i'd have heard the dumbest comments ever made on Toms i find this: people comparing skyrim to diablo3? skyrim is WOW style, there is nothing comparable to diablo3.
    what do WOW, StarCraft2 and Diablo3 all have in common: they are made by blizzard "."
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