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In pictures: Diablo III

The powers of Hell return

  • Diablo III: Players will be able to choose their character's gender, as well as customising other aspects of their characters.

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  • Diablo III: A release date has not yet been specified, but it will ship for Macintosh and PC simultaneously.

  • Diablo III: Players will be able to assume one of five character classes as they play through the game. Blizzard has yet to announce them all, but it has revealed the Barbarian and Witch Doctor classes.

  • Diablo III: Magic, in conjunction with brute force, will play a key role in the game.

  • Diablo III: The barbarian

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  • Diablo III will allow players to customise their characters beyond the class subsets.

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  • Diablo III: The game’s Havok-powered physics enables players to manipulate their environments and deal with enemies in completely new ways.

  • Diablo III features an integrated physics engine that allows destructible environments for the first time. Players will also be able to play in cooperative and competitive modes using Blizzard’s own Battle.net.

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  • Diablo III features lush environments thanks to a custom 3-D graphics engine.

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  • Diablo III: Players will traverse both the new and familiar, exploring the established lands of the Diablo world and venturing into new territory as they work to defeat the threat.

  • Diablo III: The witch doctor is a completely new character class for the Diablo series.

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  • Diablo III: The game’s physics allows players to manipulate their environments in order to defeat enemies.

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  • The third iteration in the RPG series sees Deckard Cain return to Tristram two decades after the events in Diablo II. The heroes of the Sanctuary must fight to defend the mortal realm from the Burning Hells.

  • Blizzard Entertainment used its World Invitational event in France over the weekend to announce the latest addition to its repertoire of award winning video games, Diablo III. The game is currently being developed for both Macintosh and PC, though no release date is known.

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  • Diablo III: Blizzard hasn’t revealed the origins of its 3-D graphics engine, but it looks impressive.

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