Diablo III: Book of Cain

  • #1
    It appears Blizzard has begun working on the first of what we hope to be many Diablo-related books, "Diablo III: Book of Cain"! However, this does not seem to be an actual novel, in fact, I am not exactly sure what to call it. All I can say for certain is that Denzel Washington will not be making an appearance, despite the name, and Deckard Cain is not blind... I think. Based on the description, I believe it will be something similar to those couple of add-on books for Harry Potter, if anyone knows about them (I believe the most recent was The Tales of Beedle the Bard). It looks to be some further reading on the lore/storyline of the series, from Cain's perspective, in addition to some extra sketches and art, that will get us ready for the actual lore behind Diablo 3. That in mind, I am not downplaying this piece of work whatsoever, any die hard DiabloFan should be more than happy to pass over $20 (if you pre-order, you save $10) for this 144 page beauty.

    It's possible this book may be included in the Collector's Edition, however with the release date of the book set at November 15th, I almost don't see this happening. The reasoning behind this is simply because anyone who purchases the CE will not really be getting what they've paid for: Collectibles. This particular item would not really be considered a collectible, as it can just be attained by anyone, separate from the CE itself, prior to the game being released. Usually Blizzard tries to keep items in the CE unique, so those of us that prefer to purchase the CE, can feel like we're actually obtaining some awesome goodies.


    Official Blizzard Quote:



    In Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo® and Diablo II, the recurring character of Deckard Cain delivered quests, accompanied the brave adventurer, and, as the last of the Horadrim, provided a link to the greater history of the world of Sanctuary. Ever mysterious during these appearances, Cain hinted at a larger story, providing snippets of it in his notebook. Diablo III: Book of Cain is Cain’s formal record of this greater tale—a dissertation on the lore of the Diablo universe, told by one who has witnessed and participated in some of the epic events that make up the eternal conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.

    Designed as an “in-world” artifact from the Diablo universe, Diablo III: Book of Cain includes Cain’s revealing meditations, as well as dozens of sketches and color artworks depicting the angelic and demonic beings who wage constant war with one another.

    For players of the eagerly anticipated Diablo III, this mysterious tome will provide a deeper understanding of the franchise and its storyline.

    Thanks to Guarav for the tip!
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  • #2
    OH gosh, I'm a huge fan of the Diablo novels that are around already. So i will certainly be getting this one as well! Awesome stuff!
  • #3
    Going to be pre-ordering this! Thanks for the heads up!
  • #4
    so this means the game will be out around that date 15 November !!!! :D
  • #5
    Hum... could it be just a special print version of D3 official site Cain's Journal (+ some artwork)? If it is I am not sure if I would be that interested...

    (the other HP companion books are "Quidditch Through the Ages" and "the Monster Book of Monsters" if memory serves me)
  • #6
    needs a blurb, or at least a snippet of the internal design. :pirate:
  • #7
    Interesting.. I might buy this :)
  • #8
    Zomg! This made me hawt reading it. I'm a total sucker for this kind of stuff!
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  • #9
    YAY!

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  • #10
    pre-ordering in portugal??? ... ok maybe I'll wait for the release and order it on amazon uk...

    Ah and i realy REALLY hope that's the books cover!!! I love it =D

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  • #11
    Must... have... it... NAU!
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  • #12
    well i hate reading books.

    why arent they gonna make like a movie or ? or story telling with pictures ? there was this story telling part one on the website, but no part 2 has showed up yet ? :(

    but it looks nice...
  • #13
    Quote from Noa

    so this means the game will be out around that date 15 November !!!! :D


    The book sounds cool and all, but I doubt that it is in anyway linked to the release date of the game. If anything, I'd expect them to release the first book significantly before the title it was related to.. so maybe more like December 15th. :P
  • #14
    I'm so totally getting this! :) And the cover looks amazing! :d3d:
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  • #15
    I will be really happy if they make audio book version to!
  • #16
    Damn you Blizzard, now I have to by even more stuff from you! Hopefully this stuff is canon.

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  • #17
    Audio version with the Cain voice will be awesome!!!
  • #18
    Quote from PhrozenDragon
    Damn you Blizzard, now I have to by even more stuff from you! Hopefully this stuff is canon.


    If they're going to go out on a limb and say I'm pretty sure it's canon based on how they're presenting it:

    Official Blizzard Quote:



    For players of the eagerly anticipated Diablo III, this mysterious tome will provide a deeper understanding of the franchise and its storyline.

    Great find Guarav and Sixen! Thanks!
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  • #19
    So if this book contains spoilers, it most likely will be released at the same time as the game.

    Also, it is 144 pages, so it is not something we have seen before.

    Pre-ordered it! :D

  • #20
    Quote from ZombieMuse

    Quote from Noa

    so this means the game will be out around that date 15 November !!!! :D


    The book sounds cool and all, but I doubt that it is in anyway linked to the release date of the game. If anything, I'd expect them to release the first book significantly before the title it was related to.. so maybe more like December 15th. :P


    I found this in the Latest Blue Posts:

    Quote from "Stormus08" »
    2011/06/15 07:19:54 PM
    When I was watching Andrew Zimmern's Bizzare Food (dozing in and out of sleep). Within my daze, I had the Diablo III box within my grasp, and the date of it's release was December 6th, 2011. You heard it here first!


    Bashiok suggested this guy was eating scorpions! Never the less, I believe in D3 in this december.
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