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Diablo III Female Monk Now Official

The tasty slivers of Diablo III news is just downright maddening. Announced in 2008, the PC game has been in development since 2001 when Blizzard North was still in operation. While we've officially known about Diablo III for almost two years, the wait feels more infinite.

Last week we reported that the Jace Hall Show caught glimpses of a new class in the upcoming action/RPG game. The video depicted three renders of a female version of the Monk class. At the time, the character was considered unofficial. Like the steps leading up to the original Diablo III and StarCraft II reveal, the three renders were Blizzard's sneaky way to provide hints of "possible" content.

Now Blizzard has officially revealed the mysterious female Monk, however the company hasn't released anything specific other than the current Monk details already available on the website. Currently the only items that are relatively new is a piece of conceptual artwork showing the female character, and an animated, in-game render of the female Monk in an action pose.

Blizzard still has yet to reveal the mysterious fifth class. With the game slated for a release in 2011 or beyond (possibly beating out Duke Nukem Forever in development?), it may be a long while before we see the unknown class. Maybe we'll catch a glimpse at BlizzCon 2010.

  • Chicks can't fight.
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  • greeve
    So can we assume there will be male/female versions of every class?
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  • dlux
    I see they are taking a page out of WoW with their armor design.
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  • greeve
    Actually in the classes pages there is concept art for a Female Barbarian on the Barb page and a male Wizard on the wiz page...interesting.
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  • sliem
    greeveSo can we assume there will be male/female versions of every class?
    Um why do you assume that? In D2x, assassin = female, druid = male
    Even in D2, mage = female, warrior = male
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  • h0llow
    So can we assume there will be male/female versions of every class?
    I'm pretty sure it's safe to say yes, for each class there will be a male/female version. I think I've read that question quite a few months ago on Blizzard's forum that there will be for each class.
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  • fortmccubble
    The original gameplay video that diablo fans came all over has extra characters pop up later to show off the multiplayer that look like a female shaman and barbarian.
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  • TemjinGold
    Probably because they don't know what the fifth class is yet... ;)
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  • amdchuck
    my nerd detector is going crazy......
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  • Dirtman73
    By the time this games come out, I won't care anymore. Besides, while we're waiting, half a dozen clones will be released, and at least one of them will be better than Diablo III.
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