As they did two weeks ago, Bashiok is promising a D3 website update this week, on Thursday.
4 new screenshots, 4 new pieces of concept artwork, and the Dune Thresher monster was revealed. This week we’ll apparently get to find out a bit more about the Dune Thresher—or at least we’ll see what was the screeching creature in the cage that calls the Dune Threshers to the surface? Here’s the relevant quote.
“Their sound riles a thresher up something fierce. Better get them into the sand before we have company up here.” With that, he tore the cover off the cage. The shock of seeing what was contained within overwhelmed me immediately. Everything seemed to wash together in a kind of bland, sickening grayness, and my knees buckled.
As some players speculated, it sounds like the screecher will be seen in the game. Picture your character fighting through a sandy, desert area, and some sort of bird (?) appears, flying around, diving at you, and screeching until you’re nearly driven mad by the sound. Worse than the noise is the knowledge that powerful Dune Threshers will be drawn to its cries. Whatever “it” is. Hopefully we’ll find out later this week.