The insect looking model is a work in progress. If you have ever done 3-D modeling then you understand of starting with the base of the model to get actions right and then you add details. Don't assume that the model so far is anywhere near the final product. It was just the core of the model and then they will add all the beefed up muscle and detail.
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I really hope that the model above isn't Diablo's form in the game. It's still cool and all, but I'm used to the typical red muscular brute, not a thin, snakey beast.
To be honest, the model looks like it's all three brothers morphed into one. Diablo's evil horned head, legs, and tail, Baal's appendages, and Mephisto's boney torso and limbs. Maybe that explains the three heads...
That model is horribly disappointing, but its clearly in an incredibly early stage. I wouldn't be surprised if they bulk it up after the initial details are added. Many times a model will be built around the skeletal structure and added upon from that point.
Not even death can save you from me
You killed my brother and for this I decree.
You will feel terror like no mortal's known
I'll drive you mad as I drive it home.
You shouldn't have left the Pandemonium fortress.
When I look at you now, I can see that you're worthless.
But the seals have been broken and you're standing before me.
I fill you with fear as anger swells up inside me.
Tyrael was a fool to send you to hell.
I thought I made it clear when Tristram fell.
When you face me you know, that I'm no mere mortal.
You'll be up shit creek without a town portal.
I'll make you burn and I'll flay your hide.
And then I'll steal your soul and make you scream inside.
Down in terror's lair I'll put you in a cage.
With fire and lightning, I'll make you feel my rage.
Can I just say, why would they put Diablo in the cinematic trailer and not the game? Blizzcon '09 imo, when Russel Brower was being interviewed they had a replay video of him working in the sound studio where he eventually says:
"Diablo 3 has a very iconic sounds or musical heritage I should say from the first uh.. 2 or 3 installments of the game. That soundtrack is so uh.. recognizable by our players that when we announced Diablo 3 last year we didn't make our first opening statement with press release or video or speech, we actually just brought the lights down to red we brought an amazing guitarist out onto the stage and he played that opening chord and you could hear the buzz in the auditorium and then he played the second chord and eleven-thousand people you could hear the excitement building so by the time we played the video and saw diablo roar and and uh.. the logo came up uh.. the place just had come apart and it was one of the most amazing experiences."
So now we should confirm Diablo is the roaring beast at the end of the cinematic but hopefully this also weighs in towards the fact that he makes an appearance in D3..