Blizzard has finally released a statement about the launch of Diablo 3, its latest dungeon crawling role-playing game, confirming that over 2 million pre-orders had been registered before yesterday’s launch.
Diablo III is definitely one of the most awaited games of the year
, with millions of fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the series of RPGs, after 2000’s Diablo II and 2001’s Lord of Destruction expansion.
The launch hasn’t exactly gone as smoothly as Blizzard had hoped for, with errors and connection problems
being experienced by many fans due to the game’s mandatory internet connection to the studio’s Battle.net servers.
Even so, Blizzard has revealed that over 2 million pre-orders were registered until May 15 and over 8,000 midnight launch events have taken place all over the world for those who wanted to get their hands on the RPG as soon as possible.
“This launch is a culmination of many years of hard work by our development team, and many years of passionate, dedicated support from gamers around the world,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.
“We’re grateful for the enthusiasm of our players, and for the help of our beta testers in getting the game ready for release. Now that Diablo III is live, we hope everyone’s ready to have a hellishly good time slaying demons and collecting loot in Sanctuary.”
Diablo III is now available in quite a lot of regions, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, but also in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, or Brazil, where it was made available digitally through Blizzard’s Battle.net
The RPG will also be launched next month, on June 7, in the rest of Latin America and in Russia.
While no official sales figures are available just yet, you can expect Diablo III to be another huge success for Blizzard, just like StarCraft II or the various World of Warcraft expansions that were released in previous years.