Australia, NZ Diablo III servers going live May 15

Blizzard reveals more details on Diablo III servers in Australia and New Zealand.

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Blizzard has released more details on the local servers for its upcoming action role-playing game Diablo III.

The game will be released in Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, May 15. Those making the trek out to retailers can purchase the title starting from 9am on launch day.

The publisher has also revealed more details about the local servers, which will go live at the following times in each region:

3pm--Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)
4.30pm--Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)
5pm--Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
7pm--New Zealand Standard Time (NZST)

Gamers can also purchase a copy of Diablo III directly from Diablo.com.

The Demon Hunter joins familiar faces to face down Diablo this time around.
The Demon Hunter joins familiar faces to face down Diablo this time around.

World of Warcraft gamers who sign up for a World of Warcraft Annual Pass before 12:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on May 1 will receive a free digital copy of Diablo III.

Diablo III is the first title in the series since 2001's Diablo II: Lord of Destruction expansion and will add a variety of new features, character classes, and a new auction house system. The game will be launched without its multiplayer player-versus-player arena component--that part of the game will be delivered digitally to gamers at later date via a patch.

For more on Diablo III, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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