PCGZine's Diablo III Cover Story, Including 10 New Exclusive Screenshots!

PCGZine has just released a fantastic in-depth article about their big hands-on experience with Diablo III. Along with the article are a whopping 10 new exclusive screenshots for your viewing pleasure. What's really nice is that they've made the entire issue available as a free download without even requiring you to register. You can get the PDF here:

http://www.gamerzines.com/downloading-pcgzine_23.html

It's a little over 30 megs, but it's definitely something any Diablo fan will want to download, especially with all those snazzy exclusive screenshots such as these two beauties:


I hope all Dungeon exits are as lush and ornate as this one.


A Barbarian doing some damage with his Hammer of the Ancients ability.

It's also noteworthy to mention that, at the very start of the article, it lists the ETA for Diablo 3 to be in Spring 2010. Whether that's PCGZine's own estimation or Blizzards has yet to be confirmed however.

Comments

  • #1 Makenshi
    First!

    I downloaded the mag, coverage is nice, but there's not much news except for the pics. Comments on the skill system are relevant, thought. People should notice that the enviroments in all outdoors pics are very early development ones, thus the cartoony visual - I'm sure it will be changed/improved.


    Another good reasons to get this e-mag are being free and having very good articles about Starcraft 2, FarCry 2 and Call of Duty World at War, plus a huge bonus coverage of Fable II.
  • #2 Siaynoq
    That picture of the female Witch Doctor really kicks ass.
  • #3 Dead_Metal
    Hate to say it, but the pictures don't look like anything I haven't seen already...but maybe that's because I scour the web every day for new D3 info.
  • #4 Hells_Reign
    Quote from "mockery" »

    It's also noteworthy to mention that, at the very start of the article, it lists the ETA for Diablo 3 to be in Spring 2010. Whether that's PCGZine's own estimation or Blizzards has yet to be confirmed however.



    This is the time frame I have been thinking myself. You have to look at it this way... I figured Blizzard would tell us the release date for SC2 at Blizzcon 2008 which I thought would be in the spring of 09, but they haven't yet so I think they will tell us either some time before the next WWI or at it, which I think it will be in the spring/early summer 2009. Since Blizzard has confirmed D3 wouldn't come out until after the first SC2 game, spring or early summer of 2010 seems like the earliest logical date to me. I think that we will find out the release date of D3 this time next year which will probably put it in the spring.
  • #5 Zkid
    Pretty nice im gonna start download these mags free and all can't resist nothing new though thanks mockery for keeping up covered check here every day ^_^

    P.S Man i reading your guys sigs and comments and your still ranting about cartoony stuff oh well at least you guys aren't saying it looks like wow that would make me mad! But in my opinion i think it looks freaking awesome could be a tad darker but the new screenshots like one that looks like Tristram look really dark and nice just saying! :cute:
  • #6 Kwic
    Nice, although not much news ;] And the pictures, maybe 2 of them i haven't seen, or none ^^ Not sure.

    Thanks anyway, Mockery.

    cheers
  • #7 Robiwan
    spring 2010?
    Maybe it got hinted, which is strange to get ANY info out of blizz...
    Just for fun, thats:
    2 years
    24 months
    104weeks
    730days
    17520hrs
    1051200minutes
    63072000seconds...

    Just a rough estimate :P

    NOBODY can say they didn't save up for this game!

    But then again, if i take out a mobile phone contract now, by time for DIII i'll have a cell- upgrade aswell!
  • #8 Doppelganger
    Quote from "Robiwan" »
    spring 2010?
    Maybe it got hinted, which is strange to get ANY info out of blizz...
    Just for fun, thats:
    2 years
    24 months
    104weeks
    730days
    17520hrs
    1051200minutes
    63072000seconds...

    Just a rough estimate :P

    NOBODY can say they didn't save up for this game!

    But then again, if i take out a mobile phone contract now, by time for DIII i'll have a cell- upgrade aswell!


    ARGH!! Be damned you mathematical brain, BE DAMNED!!
  • #9 MindLess
    Quote from "Robiwan" »
    spring 2010?
    Maybe it got hinted, which is strange to get ANY info out of blizz...
    Just for fun, thats:
    2 years
    24 months
    104weeks
    730days
    17520hrs
    1051200minutes
    63072000seconds...

    Just a rough estimate :P

    NOBODY can say they didn't save up for this game!

    But then again, if i take out a mobile phone contract now, by time for DIII i'll have a cell- upgrade aswell!

    Actually spring of 2010 is a little less than a year and a half away. I wouldn't round that up to 2 if I were you. >
  • #10 Doppelganger
    A year sounds reasonable, Blizzard, it sounds reasonable, a year, yeah, excellent...
  • #11 Ranim
    The witch doctor on the front looks a lot like the Shaman's from Populous:The Beginning.
  • #12 DesmondTiny
    Quote from "Robiwan" »
    spring 2010?
    Maybe it got hinted, which is strange to get ANY info out of blizz...
    Just for fun, thats:
    2 years
    24 months
    104weeks
    730days
    17520hrs
    1051200minutes
    63072000seconds...

    Just a rough estimate :P

    NOBODY can say they didn't save up for this game!

    But then again, if i take out a mobile phone contract now, by time for DIII i'll have a cell- upgrade aswell!


    Woot!!! 63072000 SECONDS UNTILL D3!!!! OMFG YES!!!!!!!! IM GOONA START COUNTIN DOWN BABY!!! :D
  • #13 tenaciousg
    im guessing you guys didnt get "the file has certain restricted features. please enter the permissions password to remove the restrictions." maybe it's something on my part.

    edit: nevermind got it.
  • #14 .KILLING-HAZARD.
    i dont see how u think its gunne be comin out in 2010. THeyve been workin on it since 2004 or somthing. It shud be coming out mid/late 2009.
  • #15 XXLaw
    Good stuff ,I like it ,thanks ;)
    PS. I agree with the post above mine ,I know its a longshot ,but c'mon ,we have waited enough :D
  • #16 Fitzyy
    Quote from "Kwic" »
    Nice, although not much news ;] And the pictures, maybe 2 of them i haven't seen, or none ^^ Not sure.

    Thanks anyway, Mockery.

    cheers

    2 new pictures of 10 new pictures i get a wood either way.
  • #17 3CXOD
    Quote from "Robiwan" »
    spring 2010?
    Maybe it got hinted, which is strange to get ANY info out of blizz...
    Just for fun, thats:
    2 years
    24 months
    104weeks
    730days
    17520hrs
    1051200minutes
    63072000seconds...

    Just a rough estimate :P

    NOBODY can say they didn't save up for this game!

    But then again, if i take out a mobile phone contract now, by time for DIII i'll have a cell- upgrade aswell!


    Your cellphone upgrade won't come til almost half a year after you get the game. lol
  • #18 Ody
    Quote from ".KILLING-HAZARD." »
    i dont see how u think its gunne be comin out in 2010. THeyve been workin on it since 2004 or somthing. It shud be coming out mid/late 2009.


    Logic and reasoning makes us expect it to be out in 2010.

    SC2 beta is starting NEXT year, probably in late Jan / Early feb. Add 2-3 months of beta testing to that and it's already May. After beta-testing is done, add a few more months for the release of it, and now it's July.

    So you expect Diablo 3 to come when again? It's already been said that D3 will ship after SC2.
  • #19 Fitzyy
    It would suprise me if it didnt come out untill 2010, i honestly belive blizzard like ody said is leading us to think 2010 but i have a feeling there gonna have great/ very fast process in making the game around may 2009 reguardless of how fast sc2 is coming along. I predict june/aug 2009. But then again what do i know. :p
  • #20 okok9
    i just dont get it why to tease us so much..
    titan quest was amazingly sucessfuly diablo style game.. and it was released quietly, just like all other games...
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