PC Powerplay Features Diablo 3 Exclusive

The latest issue of PC Powerplay, an Australian Gaming magazine (Issue #155) has featured a cover story on Blizzard with a main report on Diablo 3 consisting of a a five page write up, with exclusive screenshots and information about the game.

The issue also features a preview of Starcraft 2 and a feature on popular Diablo 2 mods for those of you still playing the good old game.

Blizzard Guru has uploaded scans of the magazine, which include an interview conducted some time after WWI about the game's art direction, the implementation of health globes and some general talk about how the game is shaping up to be. There's also a separate article on item randomization and talk about the new classes, and a snippet of rumors on what the new Battle.net 2 will bring to the table.

Comments

  • #1 biff_exploder
    nice read, too bad they are so strongly against the potion system of the older diablo, to be honest the orbs are the only thing i don't like in diablo 3, its too pac-man-ish.
  • #2 InvincibleEMP
    The concept art they used in the magazine looks so fucking awesome! Where can I buy an issue?
  • #3 Veltras
    Hmm no new info in there:(,
    but yup the artworks of the Barb and the WD are awesome :cool:
  • #4 tomagabriel
    The cathedral looks great.... um... wallpaper!?

    Barbarian is an animal.

    The witch nurse ... with a knife.
  • #5 Black_Demon
    Nice, but unfortunately no news :(
  • #6 fufu7k
    finally some action!!
  • #7 Kwic
    Yeah, thanks for posting it :) Barb looks great at last, and witch nurse is a nice chick :P Hehe. Something moved, nice. I hope Blizz will reveal sth more in short period of time :)
  • #8 Zvolen
    I have a feeling more info will be released in the upcoming PC Gamer magazine cover story. Nice read however..
  • #9 cheebalover
    wow that black witch doctor looks hot! :p
  • #10 debo
    Yeah nice female witch :)

    but we all need new news about the game !!!
  • #11 for-glory
    i dont know if shes black or some crazy south american aztecan style lady

    but shes alllll fiiineee
  • #12 DSquared82
    Last page, second image on the left; I'm confused at what that is, is it possibly a new character class they slipped in. Looks like it's wearing a cape and carrying a staff; maybe it's just a bad shot but that's what i see.
  • #13 Angel_of_Wrath
    Ya good read. The barb and wd concept art is awesome! ... I partially withdraw previous comments about the horned belt.
  • #14 miber
    Quote from "dunhac82" »
    Last page, second image on the left; I'm confused at what that is, is it possibly a new character class they slipped in. Looks like it's wearing a cape and carrying a staff; maybe it's just a bad shot but that's what i see.
    I see what you're talking about. It doesn't look like a Witch Doctor or a Barbarian to me, at least not how we've seen them. It seems to have a cape of some sort, as well as a white hood or white hair. It's hard to really make it out, though. I don't see a staff, aside from the staff/polearm/axe/whatever weapon held by the goatman. The blue swipe-attack seems to be coming from the goatman, but the 'other' guy seems to be performing some sort of claw attack.

    Here's the image in question:
  • #15 Sp3tSnAz
    http://blizzardguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346

    I rescanned the images to make them a bit larger for the claw using class dude...

    So far speculation ranges from shape shifter demon, to druid with claws, to barb with claws :p

    He's definately got 2 claws (whether part of body or picked up is hard to tell)

    He is wearing a robe with a hood.

    He has horns, whether as part of helm or head is hard to tell...

    If you look at my zoomed in edited image, there appear to be 2 small animal skulls on it...
  • #16 miber
    Upon further review, I don't think it's a new class. I believe it's the demon the Cultists can transform into. Note the the images here: http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/world/bestiary/darkcultists.xml

    Both figures have the split robe/cape thingy. Both have an arm, that, at the top is white, but turns red and grows larger at the bottom, where he has a large clawed hand. They have the horn (of which, I only see 1 in the magazine image), as well as a singular claw on their other hand (again, which I only see 1 of in the magazine image). They even have that claw swipe attack.

    It also wouldn't be the first time Blizzard released an image where monsters are fighting each other, with no sign of a Barbarian/Witch Doctor.
  • #17 Thasador
    Quote from "Zvolen" »
    I have a feeling more info will be released in the upcoming PC Gamer magazine cover story. Nice read however..

    Lets not forget about the amount information that blizzcon will unveil as well :)
  • #18 DSquared82
    Quote from "miber" »
    Upon further review, I don't think it's a new class. I believe it's the demon the Cultists can transform into. Note the the images here: http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/world/bestiary/darkcultists.xml

    Both figures have the split robe/cape thingy. Both have an arm, that, at the top is white, but turns red and grows larger at the bottom, where he has a large clawed hand. They have the horn (of which, I only see 1 in the magazine image), as well as a singular claw on their other hand (again, which I only see 1 of in the magazine image). They even have that claw swipe attack.

    It also wouldn't be the first time Blizzard released an image where monsters are fighting each other, with no sign of a Barbarian/Witch Doctor.


    Believe you are right there; too bad thought maybe I found something that someone might have missed....now I see it though totally has to be a cultist fighting a goatman.
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