Diablo III - "Darkness Falls. Heroes Rise." Mini Site

Massive HYPE - 100% Unlock Thumbnail (SPOILER)
Much thanks to aldrek, For the love of all things Diablo, start unlocking!

Diablo: Wrath: Long before the creation of Sanctuary, the Eternal Conflict between angels and demons raged on for untold millennia. Blizzard Entertainment teamed up with renowned director Peter Chung and acclaimed animation studio Titmouse to create this unique vision of a fundamental moment in the battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.




All 5 Class Sigils
Much thanks to aldrek & Overneathe all 5 class sigils are shown here.





Info on all 10 Unlocks
Big thanks to Aerisot & Overneathe. Below are the 10 little text blurbs for the 10 unlocks, if you want them to be a surprise as you unlock, dont click =)

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  1. Developer Diary I: Game Director Jay Wilson, Art Director Christian Lichtner, and Lead Software Engineer Jason Regier sat down last spring to discuss the state of Diablo III development in this exclusive first video installment of Developer Diaries.
  2. Diablo III: Book of Cain: The following comes from the bloodstained pages of Deckard Cain's own illustrated journal, Book of Cain. Brimming with forgotten knowledge, this tome puts forth the histories of Sanctuary and realms beyond in an attempt to forestall the End of Days.
  3. Developer Diary II
  4. Developer Diary III: On May 3, 2011, Jay Wilson, Christian Lichtner, and Jason Regier reconvened to discuss some of their biggest challenges going into the Diablo III testing and localization phases in this third video installment of Developer Diaries.
  5. BlizzCast 17: Our own Rob Simpson talks Diablo III item, quest, and sound design with Senior Designer Jason Bender, senior sound designer Kris Giampa, and Lead Content Designer Kevin Martens. What are the best ways to capture the sound of bones breaking? Find out in this BlizzCast 17 video exclusive.
  6. Diablo III: The Order: Explore this chilling excerpt from The Order, an upcoming novel recounting Deckard Cain's struggles against the forces of evil alongside his mysterious young charge, Leah. This story takes place years before the event of Diablo III.
  7. Developer Diary IV: With internal testing complete and the game launch rapidly approaching, Jay Wilson, Christian Lichtner, and Jason Regier share what they’ve learned over the course of Diablo III’s development, how they’ll spend their time after the game releases, and final thoughts they’d like to leave you with in this fourth video installment of Developer Diaries.
  8. Developer Diary V: DEV DIARY V NEEDS COPY FROM BLIZZARD (hehe)
  9. Class Wallpapers: Congratulations! Your actions yield for you new treasures of true artistry. Choose any of the desktop wallpapers here to champion your favorite hero.
  10. Diablo: Wrath: Long before the creation of Sanctuary, the Eternal Conflict between angels and demons raged on for untold millennia. Blizzard Entertainment teamed up with renowned director Peter Chung and acclaimed animation studio Titmouse to create this unique vision of a fundamental moment in the battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.





Diablo III - "Darkness Falls. Heroes Rise." Mini Site
We have some GREAT news to share today. Blizzard has just launched their promotional site for Diablo 3 and boy does it have some goodies. Some of you may remember the "Join the Dominion" site that was launched for Starcraft 2. If you remember the 100% unlock for that was the awesome “Ghosts of the Past” trailer. However this time around, Bashiok had one thing to say "The 100% unlock on the D3 minisite is going to melt people’s brain meats." Seeing as how good the previous trailer was, we can only imagine whats about to come!

Some quick highlights of what is about to come.
  • A new class spotlight each week: This week we saw the Demon Hunter.
  • Exclusive In-Game Sigil: Each week when a new class has been unlocked you will be able to create a fun little banner, and by entering your Battle.net information you'll be able to unlock a unique class sigil once the game is out!
  • Hero of the Day: While making your banner, you will be able to submit a picture of yourself. If approved you will be entered into the Hero of the Day contest. Once a day you can win a SteelSeries Diablo III mouse pad signed by the development team.
  • Unlock Content: This is a big one, like and share content on the site, along with entering the random events and contests will help unlock the site! The sooner we get to 100% the sooner our brain meats are melted!
  • Art Contest: The art contest will finaly be live! There are some truley grand prizes for this contests, so make sure to give it a look!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The Diablo III launch site is now live! The "Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise" site will reward you and your friends for preparing to face the impeding demonic invasion and rising up as the heroes of Sanctuary. You'll be able to find new information, videos, unlockable content, contests, a banner customization tool, and your chance to win five exclusive sigils for use on your customizable banner when Diablo III launches. Venture to New Tristram, seek the fallen star, and fulfill your heroic destiny.

Exclusive In-Game Sigil


Each week a new hero will be unlocked on the site, beginning with the demon hunter. During any class's week, you'll be able to customize a banner displaying an exclusive class-specific sigil. By entering your Battle.net account information, you will earn that class sigil for use in Diablo III after it's released. These sigils are only available by customizing a banner on this site during a class's week, so don’t miss out. As the promotional campaign will move on to a new class each week, the previously unlocked class sigil becomes locked. You can only earn the current week's class sigil*, so it’s important to come back each week if you want to earn all five.

Mark of Valor


While customizing your banner, you have the ability to upload a picture of yourself instead of using the provided art, and then submit it for approval to be displayed on the site. Approved images will be automatically entered in the Hero of the Day contest, which will award one person each day with a SteelSeries Diablo III mouse pad signed by the development team. See the Hero of the Day contest rules for further details, or begin customizing your banner now.

Unlockables


You can help advance the progress bar on the main page to unlock exclusive content by participating in the Art Contest and the Mark of Valor photo customization activity. You can also make progress by sharing unlocked content and player-submitted art and photos from within the site by clicking on the "Like" or "Share" buttons. We'll be unlocking all manner of exclusive content, including interviews with the Diablo III development team, culminating in a truly epic unveiling once the progress bar reaches 100%.

Gathering of Heroes


We'll be unlocking a new class every week, unveiling new artwork, an exclusive video showing the class in action, and a new short story featuring that hero.

Art Contest


The Portrait of a Champion art contest challenges artists far and wide to depict one (or more) of the Diablo III classes rising to meet the challenges of the demonic invasion. Artists who instill the essence of the campaign's theme -- "Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise" -- in their images can win some impressive loot! Prizes include ASUS monitors with 3D Vision kits, ASUS video cards, Antec Diablo III computer cases, and SteelSeries peripherals. See the Portrait of a Champion Art Contest rules for further details, or enter now. We'll be adding approved images to the gallery up until the deadline, so keep an eye out.


We hope you enjoy interacting with the new site and encourage you to come back at least once a week to see all the exciting content we have in store, earn each of the exclusive in-game sigils, and check out all the player-submitted artwork. If you have any other questions, please visit the FAQ, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

*There will be a short grace period shortly before the game’s release where you’ll be able to make up for any sigils you might have missed.

Comments

  • #41 kodr
    the website lags so much, hell is already upon us ^^;
  • #42 Nastai
    So it looks like someone has already unlocked 100%. Are we able to see this? Or do we have to unlock 100% for ourselves? Cause I'm kinda surprised that someone has already unlocked 100% but no video has been posted.
  • #43 Mew
    Yeah I could bearly create a sigl... it lagged so god damn much. I gave up for now I'll try later when the tragic isn't melting it down.
  • #44 Targariel
    I can't go to the site -_-' Is it just for America? xD
  • #45 Targariel
    Btw, when creating a sigil I enter my b.net e-mail and the nickname can be anything?
  • #46 kodr
    I guess you can enter whatever nickname...
  • #47 IcySoul
    Shit loads of people on the site. hard loading :(
  • #48 Esmeriana
    could this be step 2 :?

    http://eu.blizzard.com/diablo3/world/lore/journal.xml
  • #49 Drachar
    Quote from Targariel

    Btw, when creating a sigil I enter my b.net e-mail and the nickname can be anything?


    Nickname is what will be displayed if you submit your own picture, can be anything yeah.
  • #50 Alladaskill1726
    The site is slammed, after an hour I'm able to see something besides PHP errors. Now I can see the main page but all links return more PHP errors..
  • #51 Targariel
    Quote from Sylvain

    I guess you can enter whatever nickname...

    Quote from Drachar

    Quote from Targariel

    Btw, when creating a sigil I enter my b.net e-mail and the nickname can be anything?


    Nickname is what will be displayed if you submit your own picture, can be anything yeah.


    Thanks =D

    Yeah, the site seems to be pretty busy, I managed to create a sigil but I think it didn't even count :/ It's impossible to unlock things 0ô
  • #52 Bruce
    Glad I am reading the comments here about PHP errors. Was thinking the problem was my ad blocker / Javascript blocker. Looks like the site is just overwhelmed.

    Which is a good thing!

    People are excited about this game (I know I am!).
  • #53 youwillneverknow
    I recognize these php errors. the site is currently under attacks by hackers attempting to hack all unlocks
  • #54 snowhammer
    The new site is broken for everyone right?
  • #55 Molster
    Quote from Nastai
    So it looks like someone has already unlocked 100%. Are we able to see this? Or do we have to unlock 100% for ourselves? Cause I'm kinda surprised that someone has already unlocked 100% but no video has been posted.

    Noone has the 100% unlocks, or any of the unlocks, we get them all at the same time, its a group effort


    Quote from Targariel
    I can't go to the site -_-' Is it just for America? xD

    EU has its own site as well http://reveal.diablo3.com/en_EU/



    Negative, im hoping step 2 will be like that, but that itself is VERY old



    Quote from youwillneverknow
    I recognize these php errors. the site is currently under attacks by hackers attempting to hack all unlocks

    Those errors also come from just.. well.. high strain and not able to load files (or they could be trying to do updates as we speak
    If it WAS hackers thats VERY silly as none of that stuff is going to be up there (youtube videos would just be marked as private)
  • #56 Veggie50
    I actually completed the steps on the US site, wonder if that will unlock the sigil on my eu account too =/
  • #57 lorien1973
    Quote from snowhammer

    The new site is broken for everyone right?

    Yeah, I'm getting 404 on the gallery page.
  • #58 saltybawls
    Yeah, the site must be getting totally slammed. Checking back later is the move.
  • #59 Savages
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Nastai
    So it looks like someone has already unlocked 100%. Are we able to see this? Or do we have to unlock 100% for ourselves? Cause I'm kinda surprised that someone has already unlocked 100% but no video has been posted.

    Noone has the 100% unlocks, or any of the unlocks, we get them all at the same time, its a group effort


    So am I correct in noting that we are ALL at 0%?
  • #60 Molster
    Quote from Savages

    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Nastai
    So it looks like someone has already unlocked 100%. Are we able to see this? Or do we have to unlock 100% for ourselves? Cause I'm kinda surprised that someone has already unlocked 100% but no video has been posted.

    Noone has the 100% unlocks, or any of the unlocks, we get them all at the same time, its a group effort


    So am I correct in noting that we are ALL at 0%?

    correct, we are at 0% (though that seems buggy.. I would think we would be a little higher by now) -shrugs-

    But yeah, right now, everyone IS at 0%, nothing has been unlocked
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