On June 28, 2008, Blizzard's Diablo franchise launched it's third installment at the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France.
The game, Diablo III is an action role-playing game in a hack and slash and "dungeon roaming" genre.
Diablo III takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series which was saved twenty years prior by a handful of unnamed heroes in Diablo II. Warriors that survived the onslaught of the armies of the Burning Hells have gone mad from their ordeals and it is up to a new generation of heroes to face the forces of evil threatening the world of Sanctuary.
Players will have the opportunity to explore familiar settings such as Tristram.