AU Shippin' Out May 14-18

Flex your clicking fingers and get ready to play a sequel 12 years in the making.

When Diablo II was released 12 years ago, it sold 1 million units in its first two weeks on the market. Praised for its depth and intuitiveness, it was an improvement on Diablo in almost every way: bigger, bolder, and more accessible. Will Diablo III be able to achieve the same feat?

Diablo III sports a whole bunch of new features, character classes, and a new auction-house system, and will be available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 machines, as well as Mac computers, this Tuesday.

Also hitting store shelves this week is Rockstar's Max Payne 3, the third instalment in the Max Payne series, set eight years after the events of the last game. The new game will catch up with the now-former cop, who has spent the time since Max Payne 2 running from his troubled past, all the way to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he works as a private bodyguard for a wealthy family.

Payne will fulfil his duties with a healthy helping of the series' signature bullet-time gameplay mechanic, in which players can slow the world to a crawl and have Max acrobatically leap into action. There's a variety of weaponry on hand, a cover system, and, for the first time in the series, multiplayer. Max Payne 3 is out this Thursday.

To see what else is out this week, check the list below:

May 15, 2012
Diablo III (PC, Mac)

May 16, 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (Xbox 360)

May 17, 2012
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Ultimate Collection (PC)
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion (3DS)

May 18, 2012
Max Payne 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Dragon's Lair (Xbox 360)

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Discussion

13 comments
Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Would get Diablo III but saving my money for a new computer atm so I'll settle for Max Payne 3 instead.

TrueGB
TrueGB

12 years? Dang, it feels like it was just a short while ago. Oh man, I feel old.

Gorakka
Gorakka

Installing now, the music is so epic. Nostalgia mixed with new awesome.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I. cannot. wait. for. tonight.

 

It's been so long.  So freaking long.  So much teasing, so many delays.  It's finally here.

 

I can't believe it.  I seriously, cannot believe it.  I feel like it's going to get delayed again.  But it won't. 

 

:D

thisranks
thisranks

People who say that companies don't make good games or have stopped making good games/games as good as their predecessors are usually those who have forgotten they are but one in a multi-million sea of gamers out there. Just because it's not your cup of tea doesn't mean millions of others will love it or that it's a bad game, and it certainly doesn't mean it's a bad game.

 

It's simply amazing how many people forget the gaming world doesn't revolve around them.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

Gamespot is hyping d3 a lot lately.

A fitting crescendo would be a score of 9.5 in the review, and it will be starcraft 2 all over again..

 

vivalatour
vivalatour

I two ordered this about 17 months ago and am eagerly awaiting !  I downloaded

the redone Max off of PSN while waiting and I forgot how touchy the directional (left

 thumb) controls are and Max looks like a stickman running around haha ...

 well everybody have fun I know I will !!!!!!!!!!

volcax
volcax

Pre -Ordered this a year ago, just got my text from EB saying they're opening at 8am, selling D3 by 9am, but you can't install it until 11am, and can't play it until 3 pm! Torture!

Gorakka
Gorakka

 @Mega_Loser probably just like starcraft 2, but hopefully without all that crappy starcraft 2

sepir
sepir

 @volcax Reminds me of that Penny Arcade comic about D3 and digital distribution.

Gorakka
Gorakka

 @volcax Typical... once again, Australia has to wait for the rest of the world to catch up.

paxis85
paxis85

 @Gorakka i really don't get why SC2 is getting so much hate. frankly i thought it was pretty good albeit long overdue. we have to face the fact the blizzard will only go back to making good games in decent time frames once WoW dies. Sadly that's going to take a couple more years it seems.