It’s not actually Bingo, but we could have filled out a few cards with the release dates listed by various online retailers.
- WalMart says February 7, 2012.
- UberGizmo cites Amazon France with a February 17th release date.
News is less happy in Germany, where Amazon.de had a Diablo 3 release date of March 31, 2012 listed… until yesterday, when they mailed everyone who has pre-ordered with a grim announcement. Here’s the loose translation Jal emailed us:
Yesterday, we informed you about Diablo III’s new release date being March 31st 2012. Now we have updated information from the developer, saying they won’t make this new projection either. Diablo III is now scheduled to release within the 2nd quarter of 2012, so we pushed the estimated release date back to June 30th 2012.
Sorry for the confusion, thanks for your understanding, we’ll mail to you about the updated release date again soon, will make sure you have it the day it becomes available, yadda yadda ….
I’d read as much into this date as all the previous release dates we’ve seen. But it is odd that Amazon.de would think they know something, with enough certainty to email their pre-order customers this far in advance of their listed date.
UPDATE: Some of you have pasted in the emails you received from Amazon.De in the comments below.