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    Thanks to Lorderan for pointing us to the just-posted Blizzcon 2013 panel schedule. There’s much more for WoW than any of the other titles, but here’s the Diablo stuff on the schedule right now:

    Friday November 8

  • 11-11:45am, Main Stage — Opening Ceremony, (Which usually features new announcements for all properties.)
  • 12pm-1pm, Panel Stage — Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Cinematic Intro – Bringing Death to Life
  • 3:30-4:30pm, Main Stage — Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Preview
  • 5:006:00pm — Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A
  • Saturday November 9

  • 11:15am-12:15pm, Panel Stage — Diablo 3 Gameplay Systems + Crusader
  • 3:15-4:15pm Panel Stage — Diablo 3 Open Q&A
  • My quick count of panels (which is not yet set in stone so may shift before the show): 10 WoW, 5 D3, 2 Blizzard AllStars, 1 Starcraft 2. There are also constant live WoW raids and SC2 and Hearthstone tournament play, compared to zero live Diablo 3 play. On stage, at least. We do get demo machines, and I’m going to spend most of my show time playing (likely in the press room where there’s a short line and no 15 minute session limit, so expect one of my usual mega-reports on the Crusader). What else will we see for Diablo at the show?

    With 300 demo stations at their command, attendees will have the opportunity to join the fight for Westmarch, seek fame and treasure in all-new Nephalem Rifts (previously called Loot Runs), and journey through Adventure Mode, where the world itself is your battlefield. All five of the original Diablo III classes will be playable, as well as the recently-unveiled Crusader, a fierce mid-range melee warrior who wields punishing weapons (and an even more punishing arsenal of spells and abilities).

    We’re also excited to announce that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will be making its public debut on the PlayStation┬« 4 at BlizzCon 2013!

    In our action-packed single-player and same-screen co-op demos, players will get to explore the haunted streets of Westmarch as one of our five original classes or test their mettle as the unyielding Crusader. Attendees will also be some of the first in the world to take on Death itself using a DUALSHOCK®4 controller, featuring touch pad technology designed to help keep heroes out game menus and focused on what they do best: killing monsters.

    I know a lot of people who are going to the show this year, including at least half a dozen of the regular podcast guests, so we’ll have plenty of conversation and discussion about the D3 playable demo coming up from the show and immediately afterwards. Plus we’ll get new Diablo 3 dev interviews, adding info beyond what comes from the panels.

    So… Has excite? Or disappoint?

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