Monday, January 20, 2014

Background Download NOW Available!

Eagle eyed gamer out there may notice the little bit of text on the starting graphic when you boot up Diablo informing you that it has begun downloading data for a "future patch". This download is in preparation for the March 25 launch of Reaper of Souls as well as a pre-expansion patch that will be released in the coming months.

The download will be around 6GB in size and include things like models, textures, art files, and other upcoming content in patch 2.0.1 and Reaper of Souls that is already complete.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Barbarian Level-up!

I've just leveled up a few minutes ago and my Barbarian character is now Level 60, Paragon Level 70!

With the impending arrival of the expansion pack, Reaper of Souls, I'm hoping that I'll make it to Paragon Level 100 by March 25, 2014 (the official release date) or at least quite close.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Diablo: Storm of Light

Blizzard has just released an excerpt from it's upcoming novel, Diablo: Storm of Light.

Written by Nate Kenyon, author of The Order, Storm of Light is a bridge between the events of Diablo III and the story that is to come in its first expansion, Reaper of Souls. In Storm of Light, the Angiris Council has recovered Diablo's Black Soulstone and they now stand vigil over the cursed artifact deep within the glimmering Silver City, unwittingly condemning the High Heavens to its dark corruption.

Check out the cover after the jump!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Adenah the Curio Vendor

Adenah the Curio Vendor appears in the House of Curios in the Fields of Misery of Act I.

She's one of the more rather well-endowed and provocative NPC (non-playable character) in Diablo III (heaven knows there's not a whole lot of them in the game). So well-endowed that I just had to zoom in and get a screen cap (I do it for my blog's readers).

Screen caps after the jump!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now ready for pre-order!! (UPDATED!)

Happy New Year everyone!! And to start off 2014 right, our good friends at Asiasoft Philippines (Blizzard's exclusive distribution partner for Diablo III in the Philippines) just shared with us the awesome news that starting today, you can now start pre-ordering digitally the much awaited expansion for the PC and Mac version of Diablo III in the Philippines!! :D

Official boxart for the Standard Edition of
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion
For those who isn't aware of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion, here's a quick teaser trailer:

As shown in the teaser trailer, the upcoming expansion pack will feature:

  • Act V: A dark and terrifying chapter sending players on a final confrontation with the Angel of Death; Malthael, itself!!
  • The Crusader: A brand new class, that is highly reminiscent of the holy Paladin from Diablo II, that brings the might of the heavens upon those who seek its destruction.
  • Increased Level cap from 60 to 70!! Also there will be new spells and abilities for all classes to unlock giving returning players more options in dealing punishment towards the denizens of hell.
  • Adventure Mode: A new game mode that give players the freedom to go anywhere and slay anything. Perfect for leveling up or grinding in a particular quest/spot. :D
  • Bounties: Randomized objectives that reward players in new ways for exploring the world of Sanctuary. Think sidequests... Diablo-style. :D
  • Nephalem Rifts: Fully randomized dungeons offering endless replayability and heaps of amazing loot. Perfect for loot-runs and finding that ever so elusive legendary items you're looking for. :D
  • The Mystic: A powerful new NPC that appears who will provide heroes with the ability to customize the look of their loot among others. Best suited for those fashion-savvy adventurers of Santuary. :D
  • Loot 2.0: Yes its finally coming folks!! The much talked-about Loot 2.0 arrives with the expansion pack and with it the removal of the Real Money Auction Houses (RMAH) for much satisfying loot-runs in Sanctuary!!
And all of this amazing content comes with the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Standard Edition, which players can pre-order at a SRP of Php1,800!! Not too bad if I may say so, and its quite close to our estimates (we predicted it to be roughly around Php1,400) on our post regarding the price of the expansion pack once it hits our shores locally!! I'm pleasantly surprised with this news and good job to our local distributor Asiasoft Philippines in keeping the price relatively affordable. :D

And to make the announcement even more awesome, we also have confirmation that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's Edition will also be arriving here in the Philippines!! 

Official boxart for the Collector's Edition of
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion
The Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's Edition comes with the following bonuses for the hardcore Diablo III player:
  • A full complement Diablo III helms, and weapons that are primed for transmogrification.
  • A Ghost Wolf minion players can summon to keep them company on their journey.
  • Three additional character slots to accommodate new heroes.
  • A World of Warcraft in-game companion pet, the Treasure Goblin, ready to compete in Pet Battles.
  • A set of StarCraft II Crusader-themed portraits and Malthael-themed decals.
  • A full-color hardcover artbook.
  • A behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set.
  • A limited edition Diablo III: Reaper of Souls mouse pad.
UPDATE: It was previously announced that the Collector's Edition will be available for Php3,500 locally. However according to the official distributor of Diablo III here in the Philippines; tax, freight charges and other unforeseen expenses caused the price to bump up significantly, and the revised Philippine SRP will now be Php4,500.

We also now have the Philippine launch date. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will be available nationwide on March 25th, 2014.

As for the console versions of the expansion pack, as well as what game stores will the expansion pack be available, kindly keep posted on our blog for more updates in the future!! :)

So what are you waiting for? Pre-order the expansion pack today!! :D

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