Finally, after week’s of guessing and speculation, Blizzard has announced the official release date for Diablo III. The anticipated sequel to Diablo II will launch worldwide (except for Russia and Latin American countries which will receive it June 7th) on May 15, 2012, but if you want to buy it now, you can pre-purchase it today. The pre-purchased game will begin to download so that you’ll be able to play it the instant it unlocks on the May 15 release date.
In addition to the release date, Blizzard has detailed the contents of the $99.99 collector’s edition. For those willing to spend the extra change, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set, the Diablo III soundtrack, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and a 4 GB USB soulstone (including full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction) and corresponding Diablo skull base, as well as exclusive in-game content for Diablo III, World of Warcraft, and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Now that’s some synergy.