“It has begun…” claims Blizzard’s opening cinematic for Diablo III, released online at the weekend.
Which isn’t strictly accurate, since the upcoming sequel to everyone’s favourite carpal-tunnel-inducing dungeon crawler still doesn’t have a release date, beyond ‘early next year’.
Nitpicks aside, the new teaser is shorter and punchier than the earlier Black Soulstone cinematic, the making of which is shown in this video from Blizzcon 2011.
Some constants remain, however: moody Gothic interiors, a dash of hellfire, and a heroine with a nice line in looking bemused when faced with the infernal forces of destruction.
It also features the line: “If these translations are correct, the powers of hell could… already be on the move!”
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