Blizzard has announced a new piece of Diablo 3 Merchandise, and what seems to be a sequel to the DiabloWikiBook of Cain. Coming later this year. It’s the DiabloWikiBook of Tyrael.

    Diablo III: Book of Tyrael takes players even further into the events in Sanctuary with a detailed and beautifully crafted book of lore as seen through the eyes of Tyrael, a former archangel of the High Heavens. Here, in this illustrated and comprehensive tome, he reveals never-before-known secrets about the history of the world, the dark threats that yet face mankind, and his decision to join the ranks of humanity as a mortal.

    This 148 page hardcover book is set to release this October, and it features never-before-known stunning original art and writings from iconic Diablo series characters such as Leah and Deckard Cain, as well as a fully removable family tree.

    Catch a first glimpse of the newly-revealed cover below, and keep an eye out for future updates on how you can pre-order this secret-filled tome!

    Book of Tyrael cover art.

    Book of Tyrael cover art.

    That’s the whole blurb, and the only visual is that embossed-looking cover. This seems like a continuation of the lore we got in the Book of Cain, and is the sort of thing Blizzard would want to release as a teaser and primer for the lore and story we’ll see in the first Diablo 3 Expansion.

    For the sake of comparison, the Book of Cain was revealed in 2011 and teased repeatedly, with the release date backed up along with Diablo 3’s. It was said to be coming in the Summer, than the Fall, and was finally released in December, with book signings around that time. Diablo 3 didn’t appear until nearly 6 months later, but that was due to it being delayed repeatedly, from 2011 to Q1 2012 to Q2 2012.

    Can we read something into the Book of Tyrael being targeted for October 2013, in terms of when we’ll see D3X? Well… that would be pretty optimistic, as most of us expect D3X to be revealed at Blizzcon in November, and Blizzard (in recent years) never announcing any expansion less than 12m before its release. But as life online proves every day… it’s fun to pretend.

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