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    Blizzard revealed the Blizzcon attendee exclusive merch today, including a number of nifty DiabloWikiDiablo III merchandise items. You must have a Blizzcon ticket (real life or virtual pass) to order the goods, but everyone can see them thanks to Neinball, who grabbed all the images and stuck them into our Blizzcon 2011 gallery, as well as a handy forum post. (The only D3 item currently in Blizzard’s non-Blizzcon store is the D3 2012 calendar.)

    There are two new posters, one with Tyrael, the other featuring that black, scorched lizard skull style Diablo we saw on the new Battle.net box art, a Skeleton King mug, and my personal favorite, the Diablo III beach towel. Also note the authentic Rainbow Level shirt; that shirt was created exclusively for the D3 Dev Team and debuted at Blizzcon 2008, in response to the DiabloWikiArt Controversy — a seminal event in the early history of the Diablo III community that’s probably entirely unknown to 95% of the people the beta has drawn in.

    The most interesting thing is a blank mystery image, about which Blizzard says the following:

    Featuring the BlizzCon 2011 artwork by Glenn Rane from Diablo┬« III. This year’s Key Art is TOP SECRET until the Opening Ceremonies at BlizzCon.

    That seems like a Diablo III box art reveal, doesn’t it? I mean what else could it be? And yet Neinball tells us that the “Key Art” for all three Blizzard franchises is being handled in that fashion. What new piece of artwork could they have for SC2 or WoW that they will only reveal at the Blizzcon opening ceremonies? Maybe box art for all three games, with the SC2 expansion due in mid-2012, and another WoW expansion in the works and likely to be debuted at Blizzcon next month?

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