Diablo III hits PS3, Xbox 360 on Sept. 3

Action role-playing game coming to current-generation consoles this fall at $60.

Diablo III will launch on September 3 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Activision announced today. The game was previously announced only for the PS3 and PlayStation. It will retail for $60 at launch.

According to Activision, the console versions of Diablo III have been custom-tailored for play with controllers. This includes an all-new user interface and an "intuitive control system."

Diablo III for consoles supports single-player and multiplayer with up to four players via same-screen local play or across PlayStation Network or Xbox Live.

"In addition to the fine-tuning we've done for the console versions, we're also including major content and design updates we've made to the PC version over the past year, so players can expect an epic Diablo gaming experience when the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions launch in September," Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime said in a statement.

Unlike the PC version, the console iterations of Diablo III will not require a constant Internet connection.

Diablo III originally launched for Windows PC and Mac in May 2012. The game has sold more than 12 million copies as of December 31.

Activision has yet to announce a release date for the PS4 version of Diablo III or confirm if the game is also in development for the Xbox One.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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320 comments
Godofdragonage1
Godofdragonage1

I wonder if it will have a cheat system for the 360

Nietzschie666
Nietzschie666

So does this mean they will upgrade the pc version to give the option to use a 360 controller....? sometimes I just want to kick back in front of the big screen instead of being hunched over a keyboard...who cares which is better...at least give the option.

Ohaidere
Ohaidere

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance came out over a decade ago. You're an idiot if you think think this kind of game can't work on consoles. No really, you're really stupid if you think that.

aslps33
aslps33

Desperately Waiting on ps4 announcement kinda mad I missed poster from GameStop cuz I want it on ps4 instead I hope they do at least a similar bonus for ps4 preorder

SmartGhost
SmartGhost

HUGE fan but didnt play in on pc..oh well i get both

vicarandrew
vicarandrew

About time they started releasing some two player COOPERATIVE game. This online crap just isn't the same. 

Vambran
Vambran

Any news on a Xbox One Version?

Talisac
Talisac

I don't see why this waited for a new generation of consoles for release. I have it on my Mac and , dude, any current consoles could easily run it on max, why release it now? Everyone who cared about it has played it on their PC or Mac by now, and making the console audience buy a new gen for THIS game? heh it just doesn't add up

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

And not a single person cared. Let's buy a terrible game again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sexyeyes79
sexyeyes79

I'm a gamer of all platforms and love PC but this game on PC is a joke.  Anybody who bought this on PC needs their head checked.  This is one game I would prefer on a console.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

Hmm 60 bones for an old game that is on PC and on a 'last gen console'... no thanks I'll pass

WhiskeyDexMI
WhiskeyDexMI

I put about 700 hours into D3 on PC before i quit. I got to the point that every time i found a decent item i could sell to get a new item for myself, i ended up just selling it for cash instead. Every single time i had to decide if i wanted X gold to buy my BarBar some new gear, or $50 in my paypal account. I will probably grab this for my ps3, because without a RMAH i will actually keep progressing past 55k DPS.

mont345
mont345

Xbox 360 version is gonna come on like 4 disks!!

pyro1245
pyro1245

So i get this for free, right? Since I bought D3 on PC I should be able to have this so I can play with no AH and actually get some usable legendary items, right? right!? pffft

sorotsorot
sorotsorot

F**K all the looser who bought this game. BY Jay Wilson.

ranbla
ranbla

If you pay $60 for this, you're either completely out of touch with the history of D3, or a masochist. At least wait until it hits the bargain bin. Don't feed the money-mongers that Blizzard has become. The absence of the requirement for always-on internet connection is about the only good thing I can see about this.

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

Tony Hawk's World of Diablo 3!

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

All aboard the actiblizzion money train!
The failboat ships for console owners Sept. 3!

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

it's that true that PC version diablo3 are sold 12 million??  

cirugo
cirugo

lol

not touching this with a ten-foot pole as long as they keep the always on requirement for the PC game.

 

Dieknochenblume
Dieknochenblume

Auction house tycoon? LOL, I haven't played the game or followed the reviews, so can anyone please detail what is this whole terrible-drop/auction-house madness? Is it enough not to buy the game? I thought this was going to be a great sequel.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

@Ohaidere Dark Alliance is still amazing.  I'm playing it now, and I'm sure I'll love Diablo 3 on my ps3.

DEATH775
DEATH775

@Talisac You don't understand why this waited for next gen console for release? I think you should read again, since they've already stated that its going to be on the PS3. Now on the X360. So basically you don't need next gen console to play this game :) and yes the the current console can easily run it on MAX

chang_1910
chang_1910

hey... im confussed why we need to get a next gen console? is out for ps3

btw i cant play pc games so im very happy is coming for ps3 :)

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@sexyeyes79 Uh this game belongs on PC and so I don't see how we need our heads checked. Anyone who buys this game* needs their head checked, is what you should say, especially knowing now what a turd it is.

NetGod
NetGod

@buffaloblitz85 

I'd love to see Diablo 3 on the XB1 and PS4. 

I think it would do well there.

Talisac
Talisac

@mont345 even Oblivion, "old" as it is, was WAY bigger than Diablo III man, in every sense of the word bigger.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@mont345 D3 isn't a big game broseph. At all. It will fit on one disc.

Talisac
Talisac

@pyro1245 if only THAT was the case, then I would be totally ok with this getting a port to old cell-phones even.

breathnac
breathnac

@pyro1245 yea i bought this game on day 1...and i am not paying another 60 dollars for it

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

@pyro1245 
Yeh seriously?
I would knock the dust off of my xbox that I never use for it for like 2 days...

2 days, then realized...damn..this sucks just as bad...  >_<

NTenseify
NTenseify

@ranbla OR they just want to enjoy playing Diablo 3 on their console ASAP and are not bothered by saving $20 to play it later... there's also that...

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

@acelogan1989 Probably more than that by now...

And all 12 million plus people that bought it were disappointed..lol

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@cirugo they already repeatedly said it wont though. where you've been?

WhiskeyDexMI
WhiskeyDexMI

@Dieknochenblume  

It destroyed the game. Imagine yourself finding a sweet legendary, which at the start was extremely rare. Now the gamer in you wants to build a character around that one piece of epic gear, the single male in you though wants to list that item on the RMAH for $250 for beer and pizza money. It's easy to say "i'd just keep it" but once you actually have the item, $250 in your paypal account is just far to tempting. Then you realize you are essentially farming the game for beer and pizza money, and even a minimum wage part time job on the side would net you more profit.

vadagar1
vadagar1

@Dieknochenblume basically u either buy ur loots from AH or you just get stuck with worthless crap all game long, not to mention the stupidly easy difficulty before hell (yah u have to finish the game 2- 3 times before it becomes challenging) and the wow like skill/spell system that has as much depth as a shallow pond on mars, did u like stat and skill trees in D1,2 TOO BAD you have to play how bliz wants

ranbla
ranbla

@NTenseify @ranbla You miss the point. The enjoyment you get from playing isn't worth $60, but by paying it, you're telling Blizzard  that it is. And so you're justifying the current trend of game studios releasing bad games. Way to go.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@NTenseify @ranbla Everyone who owns D3 hates D3 unless they haven't even beaten normal difficulty one time yet.

ranbla
ranbla

@kouji03 @NTenseify @ranbla Actually, I don't join bandwagons and the whole "hater" argument is one brought by people that have a juvenile mentality. I can appreciate other people's point of view, but my opinion was gained from personal experience. I've been there and seen how horrible it was. At least NTensify had sort of a reasonable response. Your's is pointless.

kouji03
kouji03

@NTenseify @ranbla typical haters no points in arguing with him.. people love to join in a bandwagon especially the hate on diablo as if hating on it makes them any better

NTenseify
NTenseify

@ranbla @NTenseify To you maybe but you don't represent every consumer of Blizzard products. They will need to see for themselves if they like the game