wall8 1600x1200 Diablo III Enters Closed Beta    Time To Party Like Its 999

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to end your lives as you know them.  Blizzard has announced today that Diablo III has entered the closed beta test, which features the ability to play through part of Act I as any of the five hero classes (barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk and demon hunter), as well as going head to head (so to speak) against the Skeleton King solo or co-op.  Also included in the closed beta is a portion of the game’s skill and crafting systems.

“This closed beta test is an important milestone for us as we enter the final stages of development on Diablo III,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Our goal is to create the best action role-playing game experience to date, building on everything we’ve learned since the release of Diablo II and incorporating the powerful features of the new Battle.net® platform. We hope players enjoy participating in the beta test and we look forward to hearing their feedback.”

Diablo 3 will launch….eventually.  Also known as ‘When it’s Ready’.  We’ll have more on the title as the months progress.