The real news here is not the game, it's the cross-platform multiplayer feature. I think it has been done before but never really caught on. For those with friends that only play consoles it's been a long time coming i think. Although it could be that before the wii-mote (and kinect) it was not feasible to control a PC game with a gamepad. Once again blizzard pushes back the limits of gaming. If they can pull it off with D3 I'm sure the rest of the industry will follow.
It's a strange state of affairs wen you log onto diablofans, not to see what the news is, but to find out what bliz's April fools day joke is. It's set up to be believeable this year, unlike the guitar hero bard class. Bravo bliz, bra-freaking-vo.