One amusing issue that came up when Blizzard first revealed the Inferno difficulty, was the fact that in some languages (such as Italian) “Hell” is translated as “Inferno.” Thus Diablo III’s difficulty levels, in Italy at least, are Normal, Nightmare, Hell, and Hell. A fan brought this up on the EU D3 forums, and got an interesting reply.
* English : Normal – Nightmare – Hell – Inferno
* Italian : Normale – Incubo – Inferno – Inferno?
Zhydaris: Good point there 🙂
At the moment we’re considering using this for the Italian version:
Normale – Incubo – Inferno – Abisso .
“Abisso” means “Abyss.” And you know what? I think I like that better than “Inferno.” It’s not the name of a spell from D1 and D2, at least, and it’s not just a synonym for “hell.” It’ll be fun to say, “My character just hit 60. I’m about to enter the Abyss.” Agree or disagree?
Elsewhere, a fan points out a mention of ‘guns” on Blizzard’s Demon Hunter page, and got an update from Bashiok.
Bashiok: There are no guns in Diablo. Shame on anyone who wants otherwise! SHAME.
It’s an error in the text, and will be corrected.
That same bit of text came up for debate in our, and had players hopping to find justifications. We’ve been told many times that there will not be guns, but “rockets” are (somewhat mysteriously) mentioned in a number of Demon Hunter rune effects, so players were wondering if those terms went together. Apparently not.