Of course it should be 3D! No sane developer nowadays solely uses 2D pictures/sprites (DirectDraw was discontinued in DirectX 7 or so, since then everyone uses Direct3D).
Using 3D graphics gives you all the power of modern graphics cards, even if you're striving for a 2D look. They only have to keep Diablo 2's isometric perspective to make it look the same in 3D (like they did with Starcraft 2).
It will be 3d, there's no doubt about that. I'm also pretty sure the camera angles will be quite customizable. If you want a top-down view like the previous games, that should be possible, as well as other angles, like third person, etc.
I really want it to be 2D with insane detail! But, yea, it is 3D.
3D wont be bad if:
-It doesn't slow or change the gameplay (random levels in 3D is a little tricky...)
-Fixed Classic Style Isometric Camera
-High Quality Detail with little to zero pixilation/fuzz. (I expect Diablo III to look insane!)
2.5D, theres no way they would make the gameplay first person :mad:
AGREE , 2.5D, With Char appearance, enemy detail enhanced. If they go 3d like WoW it will destroy the series, D1,D2 worked just fine with that overhead 2.5D style, they wouldn't dream of tampering with that. If it ain't broken.......;)