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VIDEO: Blizzard Releases Diablo 3's Opening Sequence

As it stands now, there's no official release date for Blizzard’s highly-anticipated action-RPG for the PC, Diablo 3, save for a vague early 1Q12 launch window. That said, any Diablo 3-related piece of artwork, screenshot or in-game video footage released before then is mere torture for eager fans. Maybe that's why Blizzard released the Diablo 3 opening cinematic during Spike TV's 2100 Video Game Awards on Saturday.

The third Diablo installment arrives almost 12 years after Diablo 2 hit shelves in 2000. But don't worry -- this won't be another Duke Nukem Forever scenario in the making. Just based on the beta alone, the game should become one of the most popular PC games of 2012. It's even an industry changer, bringing to the tablet an auction house that uses real-world money, seemingly legitimatizing gold farming.

For those who have been living under a rock for the last three or four years, here's the Diablo 3 storyline ripped from the official website: "The game takes place on Sanctuary, a world of dark fantasy. Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few brave and powerful heroes. Most of those warriors who directly faced Hell’s armies -- and were fortunate enough to survive -- went mad from their experiences. And most of the others have buried their haunted memories and pushed the horrors from their thoughts. In Diablo 3, players will return to Sanctuary to confront evil in its many forms once again."

But enough chatter already -- here's the opening sequence provided by GameTrailers, and links to our hands-on with the closed beta: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

  • Swolern
    Holy Crap! Please release the game already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • lost_in
    early 1Q12 launch window

    in Q1 2012, dates becomes Q2 2012 and so on.............
    i hope not.
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  • shin0bi272
    Wait till you get gameplay video. Dont be fooled by ingame cinematics. Blizzard is great at making movies with their games but the games seldom look like their cut scenes.
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  • sceen311
    Funny they don't have that in the beta.
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  • jhansonxi
    Old man might have survived if he had stayed put.
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  • chumly
    legitimatizing?

    Do you mean legitimizing?
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  • memadmax
    The first 30 seconds or so made me think I was watching a WoW video.......
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  • ikyung
    shin0bi272Wait till you get gameplay video. Dont be fooled by ingame cinematics. Blizzard is great at making movies with their games but the games seldom look like their cut scenes.You have never seen the hundreds of gameplay videos yet?
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  • kcorp2003
    Not hearing anyone complaining about battlenet seems all the focus is on EA origin now like it use to be for steam.
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  • zybch
    shin0bi272Wait till you get gameplay video. Dont be fooled by ingame cinematics. Blizzard is great at making movies with their games but the games seldom look like their cut scenes.Gameplay video was released FOUR damn years ago!!!!
    Blizzard have no intention of moving ANY development time away from their WoW cash cow.
    D3 is going to be a huge disappointment.
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