Blizzard has released info on console-exclusive items. These are all included with the game for players who buy with pre-orders, much like the Angelic Wings D3CE buyers can use to fly fly fly their way to glory in the PC version. Both consoles get the cosmetic bonus items, while only PS3 users also get the bonus items with useful stats and features. (I’d use Leah’s Ring right now on my Paragon characters, were it available in the PC version.)
Here’s the Blueth:
All preorders of the Xbox 360 and PS3™ versions of Diablo® III will include the following diabolically enticing items, available to all five mortal heroes of Sanctuary—be it the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Wizard, Demon Hunter, or Monk (players who’ve been keeping on top of console-related news will notice that the bounty for preorders has expanded):“Infernal Helm” – Wearable at level 1, the console-exclusive Infernal Helm in-game item confers a +EXP bonus to help you whip your new PlayStation® or Xbox characters into shape“Angelic Wings” – Taunt the forces of the Burning Hells by sprouting a cosmetic pair of glowing angel wings“Bottled Cloud Dye” – Dye your armor sets a cloudy white with this heavenly dye“Bottled Smoke Dye” – Dye your armor sets an eerie smoky black with this sinister dye
Exclusive PS3™ In-Game Items:
Players who purchase Diablo® III on the PS3™ will also receive five additional PS3-exclusive in-game items:“The Hero’s Journey” – A Legendary shoulder item that includes a “Journey” style scarf“Drake’s Amulet” – A Legendary amulet that bears a striking resemblance to the ring that Drake wears around his neck in Uncharted“Leoric’s Gauntlets” – These Legendary gloves summon a ghostly skeleton to fight for you“Crimson Angelic Wings” – This cosmetic enhancement calls forth a set of red Angelic Wings“Leah’s Ring” – A Legendary ring, originally given to Leah by Deckard Cain, that’s usable at level 60 and provides bonuses to Magic Find, Gold Find, movement speed, and defenses
Please note that console preorder bonuses and PS3-exclusive in-game items cannot be transferred across platforms, and players will need a connection (to Xbox LIVE® or PlayStation® Network, respectively) in order to receive these items.
Weird that PS3 users get all the cool items, while there’s nothing functional for XBoxers. Did Bill Gates steal Bobby’s chair at the annual entertainment tycoon luncheon, or what? Perhaps Xbox bonus items will be revealed later? We’ve months until the release date, after all.
Update: Blizzard later reworked these items with improved stats and lowered level reqs.