Recently on June 24th Blizzard posted a small article confirming that they will be attending Gamescom 2011, which will run August 17th through August 21st in Cologne, Germany. In this article both Starcraft 2, and World of Warcraft are listed as attractions, Diablo 3 having no mention. This lead most of the community to believe Diablo 3 wouldn't be making an appearance. This has turned out to be false, as today on the European Blizzard site branch an article was posted listing Diablo 3 as a playable game at the event, marking the first time a playable version will be demoed in Europe.
News from the event is sure to yield footage of Diablo 3. Though by that point we will have already had a wealth of news from the Diablo 3 Beta meeting which Sixen, and Force will be attending the 27th of July. Information from the meeting won't be available to the masses until August 1st, when the embargo is lifted. During this event the Beta will be avalible for playing, alongside news on Bnet 2.0, and questions for the development team. For more information on this meeting view Sixen's article, We're Off to See the Beta. If you have any questions you'd like to be asked at the meeting, post them in the Blizzard Press Event Questions thread.
Force has posted a new episode of Purgatory, where he covers the length of Act 4 in Diablo 3, the return of Town Portals, The Book of Cain, and Blog Shenanigans.
Today Kaivax also commented on how he feels about the Diablo 3 sound track so far.
Official Blizzard Quote:
I have heard some of the music that's coming with Diablo 3, and all I can say is - I'm very excited about it.
Players of Diablo 1 have often voiced how any music has yet to match the Gothic feel of the original soundtracks. Such works as Diablo 1's Cave Theme certainly set a dark tone. Another common favorite is the Tristram Theme. Musical tastes vary greatly from person to person, so we'll have to wait and see what Diablo 3 brings to our ears.
It's not to late to vote in this weeks poll The Future of Item Selling, and check out Blizzard's Video Contest Results, where a fellow Diablo follower placed 3rd, winning many prizes. Also if you haven't already, listen to this weeks Diablocast where Town Portals, the Book of Cain, Item Stores / Item Selling, and The Future of Item Selling Poll are all discussed.
yeajjj, i wasnt going when i heard d3 wasnt gonna be there. Now my plans have changed! Hopefully i can play the demo there (a couple of time), i dont know but i dont think the beta will be playable there (and i'll never get an invite), but here's to hoping!!
Also, any other members going to gc2011? Maybe we could meet up and discuss d3? ^^
I'm a little surprised there's no complaining about gamescom getting the 2010 build - really a slap in the face to the euro fans.
Well there'll minor variations, the content will be the same. It'll likely be almost indistinguishable. I take that as a sign of things to come as of the Beta meeting on the 27th. I feel they're withholding the new build for it.