Diablo III PS3 preorders get XP-buffed Infernal Helm

Blizzard Entertainment reveals preorder perk for upcoming console version of dungeon-crawler.

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Gamers who preorder Diablo III for PlayStation 3 will receive the exclusive Infernal Helm (below right), which grants users an XP boost, Blizzard Entertainment announced today.

"Wearable at level 1, the Infernal Helm confers a +EXP bonus to help you whip your new PlayStation characters into tip-top shape," Blizzard said in a statement. "Plus, it looks sweet as hell (pun intended) on all five mortal heroes of Sanctuary--Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Wizard, and Monk."

Currently, Diablo III for PS3 is scheduled to launch sometime in 2013, with the Infernal Helm becoming available on launch day. The item will apply to all PS3 characters, but will not transfer to any characters from the PC version of the game.

Diablo III was announced for the PS3 and PS4 during Sony's major media event in February and was playable at PAX East in March. Diablo III for consoles features a new interface and control scheme, allowing players to directly control their character.

The console version allows for offline play, while the PC and Mac iterations mandates that players be connected to Blizzard's Battle.net service, even when playing single-player.

Discussion

236 comments
garyhove
garyhove

Wow amazon are only offering a the bonus game version at £49.99 and no standard version ouch I am going to wait till the price drops

xChaosLordx
xChaosLordx

You guys realize this version is going to suck, right?  Is everyone really going to judge the game in a positive way just because no AH and no online DRM?  What if the gameplay sucks?  Did anyone ever play the PS1 version of Diablo I?  Remember how bad of a port that was?  

Rent the game, don't give Blizzard your money.  They don't deserve to make a single dime off this game. 

edinko
edinko

This is called Double dipping.  Bobby probably came with the idea to force somehow people who bought it already on PC to buy the PS version as well cause its offline. 60 millions a year in bonuses is not enough

bruta
bruta

PC  pre orders offered as bonus error 3 and error 37

wexorian
wexorian

I'm Blzizard game Fan, PLS boycot em They Destroyed Diablo with 3rd game. So don't waste money on this.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

It is a good thing this news article came out. It reminded me that Diablo isn't about the game, it is about the grind. I don't need a helmet to help me grind faster and I don't need a game that is about grinding. 

grbolivar
grbolivar

Seriously, who wants to play Diablo 3 on a inferior system? LOL

AskanTale
AskanTale

its kindda hard to buy these kind of top-down game again in current gaming gen. all these kickass games like uncharted, gears of war, last of us, cods, tomb raider ect....

 kindda dont worth it if its a full 60 dollar game. looks more like a 15 dollar downloadable game compare to most current gen games.

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

You poor bastards that didn't play this on PC and are going to get duped on PS3...
My best regards...

mcavcil
mcavcil

Couldn't they sell enough of this game? :)

jdc6305
jdc6305

Sounds good can't wait although it's a tad early to preorder especially since there aint even a release date yet.

x_poetz
x_poetz

Diablo 3? Meh... I'm losing my respect with blizzard.

ahpuck
ahpuck

You can keep your helm, all I want to know is, if I buy it for my ps3 will I be able to download it free for my PS4?



hadlee73
hadlee73

You'll probably just throw the damn thing away after the first half hour, when you pick up loot your character actually needs.

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

Nice try Blizzard but I didn't buy it for the PC then and I see no reason to buy it for the PS3 now.

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

Because there really is a sucker born every minute!

Bsturdevant2013
Bsturdevant2013

@xChaosLordx Funny because I always assumed Diablo was ported to PC, since ya know, it came out on PlayStation first. Since, ya know, the Diablo Series Originated from the Playstation Series called... Diablo...

Bsturdevant2013
Bsturdevant2013

@wexorian Im going to buy it. Why? Because Diablo III isn't ruined. It's an amazing game. You just suck ass at it.

Daian
Daian

@grbolivar don't troll, chaos will unfold. My question is who the hek will buy it, who interested in this hasn't already played it? In short, who cares?

Bsturdevant2013
Bsturdevant2013

@minty_cbo Played PC version and still do and will still buy ps3 version. It's not even a bad game. A couple people say its bad, so people start agreeing with it, then there are trolls like you who just follow the pack.

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

@Imperiacommando 
ACTUALLY.......

Diablo III sold 6.8 Million copies, generating $401.2 Million total...
PLUS the REAL MONEY auction house.....blizzard gets 15% cut for each transaction. (At one time when Diablo 3 was still a name tossed about often. Items sold anywhere from 2-3 dollars into the hundreds each.)

Activision/Blizzard know how to make money... this console bit seems to be just to generate interest  for hope of a 4th installment.

My source of units sold/price. -
http://www.statisticbrain.com/blizzard-entertainment-statistics/

Bsturdevant2013
Bsturdevant2013

@x_poetz think they give a fuck? You're one person. Plenty of people like me who still have faith in them. Blizzard has been and always will be Great, even if just in memory. ALL diablos have excited me and gave me joy, even diablo III. I still play all 3 of them, and look forward to Diablo 4.

the_bi99man
the_bi99man

@ahpuck Why would you? That sounds asinine. Just wait and get it for PS4. Don't expect free shit.

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

@ahpuck You'll have to pay for it again, but if you do, you'll get a free 3 month subscription to the ancient game that still generates millions for them called World of Warcraft. #Prayers

ducusss
ducusss

@Dirk_McHardpeck You made and are making the right choice. Literally the biggest disappointment I ever had when it comes to videogames.

NTenseify
NTenseify

@Poodlejumper Who are the suckers? The people who purchased over-priced special editions for PC knowing full well that it was always online and auction house influenced or the people who said screw that and waited?

Bsturdevant2013
Bsturdevant2013

@Daian @grbolivar I've played D3 since release on PC and will still be buying the PS3 version come Sep 3rd. Why? For coop, for offline mode, for a controller instead of clicking, and.. So I can eventually when I'm bored, USB mod the fuck out of it.

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

@Bsturdevant2013 @minty_cbo 
I played Diablo 1 on PC and PSX back in the 90's. Bought Diablo 2 the day it released along with the Expansion set LOD when that shipped.. and still play Diablo 2 to this day... I bought Diablo 3 the day after it shipped, and returned it to walmart 3 days later for a full refund while retaining my serial keys..
(That was my middle finger to Activision.)
About 2 months ago I upgraded from a 1.5 TB hard drive to a 260 GB Solid State Drive, upon reinstalling my Operating System, I did not install diablo 3..but I made sure as hell to install Diablo 2..

I'm not following the troll bus, nor am I driving it..
I'm just telling it like it is.. Diablo 3 is a horrid game from an old school fans point of view, or an old school dungeon crawler game fans point of view...
Which is really really sad...I waited over a decade only to receive a half assed Diablo 3...  Then icing on the let-down cake..waited all that time for D3...then figure..eh?  Resident Evil 6 is coming out soon..that should be good...LMFAO
(Leon's campaign on PC version was alright..rest of that was trash..)

Your first walk through of diablo 3 is ho-hum in normal mode..story..cool.. find the hidden thing here or there..and then after that first walk through?
There is no replay value...you did normal..cool..
Now have to do nightmare,hell and inferno mode..which is a good reward moving up..but it gets old too fast...
Unlike Diablo 2 where you would "Run" Baal countless thousands of times to level and find a good item here and there and desire to continue doing so..
Diablo 3 lacks the same substance to make one want to return..

Bsturdevant2013
Bsturdevant2013

@the_bi99man @ahpuck Or better yet just get it for ps3, since ya know, the graphics aren't going to get any fking better. It's diablo 3 not Skyrim.

the_bi99man
the_bi99man

@acelogan1989 @Dirk_McHardpeck 1: People hate on the always online out of principle, and I agree, but how many of you actually have a bad enough internet connection that it would be a problem?

2: If you don't like the AH, don't use it. I seriously boggles my mind that people still seem to think that's an issue.

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

@NTenseify @Poodlejumper 
LOL

I took the serial key out of the case and returned it to walmart the next day... Still have the game... and my $60....

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

@Sardinar Wholeheartedly disagreed. Neither is there bliss in ignorance: Ever met a happy skinhead?

Smug superiority is its own reward!

JekaTheAwesome
JekaTheAwesome

@Bsturdevant2013  Same here. My friend lended me his account to play, it was very good in the begining. But then... NO CONNECTION all the time. I can't even switch a hero. I mean, seriously? But the PS3 version is better: it's faster and I play with my dad on weekends :)

minty_cbo
minty_cbo

@MatrixGamer78 @minty_cbo 
Well then..you just made my point MORE Valid..thanks.

(Look at the OP I replied to... person was stating the PC version of Diablo 3 made no money, and that is why it is being ported to consoles.)

12 million  units >  6.8 million units.

Liquicity5704
Liquicity5704

@the_bi99man @acelogan1989 @Dirk_McHardpeck 

The problem with online only for this game for PC (for me specifcally) was that it makes hardcore mode unplayable. It's not my internet connection, or likely anyone else's - it's on Blizzard's end when their server crashes, and after five minutes of trying to get back in and getting Error 37's, you finally relog back in to a dead Level 60 Hardcore character.

Unbelievable.

Sardinar
Sardinar

That's why it's "Where ignorance is bliss..." 

While not everywhere, in gaming it truly is. Good point, though. ^^