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Diablo III delayed again

Activision pushes action RPG to April-June quarter; company not expecting to ship both Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm and WOW: Mists of Pandaria this year.


Hopefully Diablo fans have some patience. Activision today announced that Diablo III won't be released during early 2012 as was previously expected.

Diablo III isn't ready just yet.
Diablo III isn't ready just yet.

As part of its latest financial report today, Activision said Diablo III is now targeted for the company's second quarter, which runs April-June 2012.

Diablo III was at one time expected to be released in 2011, and a rumor from last month indicated the game could launch as early as February 1. However, Activision quickly shot down that speculation, and Blizzard later announced it was implementing a host of changes to the game.

Additionally, Activision today said it is expecting only one other title from Blizzard this year. The company has a number of announced projects, including Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.

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