More updates to the site continue to roll in as the beginning of the promotional material makes its appearance. With the new short story we recently reported, there is new promotional content that will reward viewers with the ability to unlock special sigils for their banners – one for each class. As we count down the weeks to the release of Diablo III, there will be more updates unlocked.

    The process to unlock the first sigil is easy. Just click the Mark of Valor link and it will direct you to a page with a bold “create banner” button. Just create any banner you wish, and you will unlock the special class sigil in-game after entering your battle.net credentials.

    Each week a new class journeys to the town of New Tristram to join the Gathering of Heroes. Adorn a banner fit for a brave adventurer and claim the exclusive in-game sigil for this week’s hero.

    Like and share the content on this site, join the Mark of Valor contest, or submit your original interpretations of the Diablo universe in the Art contest to uncover the dark secrets locked away below.

    For more information, seek out our FAQ.
    The end of days draws near, and countless mysteries bar your path. Take courage, hero, and shed light upon the demonic secrets within.

    We’ll be seeing more promos in the weeks to come as the hype machine gets kicked into overdrive. I’m curious about when we’ll start seeing commercials for it on television.

    Click through to read the other bits of information you’ll find including all the content updates planned.

    Demon Hunter Introduction

    The demon hunters. Vengeful harbingers of righteous doom who bring swift judgment and death to the hellish creatures daring enough to trespass on the mortal lands of Sanctuary. Skilled archers, assassins, and trackers, demon hunters are perfectly honed instruments set to scour demons from the world. The fact that every last one of them has a deep and personal motivation to do so only sharpens their deadly purpose.

    This excerpt was accompanied by the recent video released as well.

    Very little is known about the secret society of demon hunters. While not native to the region, this elusive cadre of warriors has chosen to root its forces amidst the ruins of a forgotten city located in the Dreadlands. Apprentice

    s come from every corner of the land, all bearing the scars of demonic attack—all seething with hatred for the hellspawn that left their twisted mark. The recruiters know that only those with a personal vendetta will be driven enough to complete the harsh training required to stand as a true demon hunter.

    Neophyte hunters are trained merely by surviving in the demon-infested wastes of the Dreadlands. Practiced in the subtle arts of knife and crossbow, the demon hunter learns how to dodge monstrous blows with acrobatic skill—and return them with sharp-bladed fury. These delicate weapons require masterful finesse, but they allow demon hunters to bring death to their targets with surgical precision.

    This precision requires a level of mental focus that is unique to the demon hunters. In combating their monstrous quarry, they are taught to bridle their hatred and channel it to become a superhuman weapon of willpower and discipline. It is the only way to counter the vicious psychic attacks that demons make when they prey on mortals’ weaknesses and fears. A powerful demon hunter can turn such attacks around on their unsuspecting enemies, hitting them where they have no defense.

    Every demon hunter has a network of eyes and ears, a dependable crew of watchers, spies, and informers stationed across the length and breadth of Sanctuary. Once a demonic incursion is spotted, the demon hunters arrive with surprisingly swift and lethal intent. The recent news from New Tristram of a fallen star and walking dead has caught the attention of these shadowy warriors. They have sent the best from amongst their ranks to deal with the situation. And demon hunters deal in only one form of currency.

    Update: Details of all the reveals posted by Raziel:

    Developer Diary I
    Game Director Jay Wilson, Art Director Christian Lichtner, and Lead Software Engineer Jason Regier sat down last spring to discuss the state of Diablo III development in this exclusive first video installment of Developer Diaries.

    Diablo III: Book of Cain

    The following comes from the bloodstained pages of Deckard Cain’s own illustrated journal, Book of Cain. Brimming with forgotten knowledge, this tome puts forth the histories of Sanctuary and realms beyond in an attempt to forestall the End of Days.

    Developer Diary II 

    Developer Diary III

    On May 3, 2011, Jay Wilson, Christian Lichtner, and Jason Regier reconvened to discuss some of their biggest challenges going into the Diablo III testing and localization phases in this third video installment of Developer Diaries.

    BlizzCast 17

    Our own Rob Simpson talks Diablo III item, quest, and sound design with Senior Designer Jason Bender, Senior Sound Designer Kris Giampa, and Lead Content Designer Kevin Martens. What are the best ways to capture the sound of bones breaking? Find out in this BlizzCast 17 video exclusive.

    Diablo III: The Order

    Explore this chilling excerpt from The Order, an upcoming novel recounting Deckard Cain’s struggles against the forces of evil alongside his mysterious young charge, Leah. This story takes place years before the events of Diablo III.

    Developer Diary IV

    With internal testing complete and the game launch rapidly approaching, Jay Wilson, Christian Lichtner, and Jason Regier share what they’ve learned over the course of Diablo III’s development, how they’ll spend their time after the game releases, and final thoughts they’d like to leave you with in this fourth video installment of Developer Diaries.
    Developer Diary V


    Class Wallpapers

    Congratulations! Your actions yield for you new treasures of true artistry. Choose any of the desktop wallpapers here to champion your favorite hero.

    Diablo: Wrath

    Long before the creation of Sanctuary, the Eternal Conflict between angels and demons raged on for untold millennia. Blizzard Entertainment teamed up with renowned director Peter Chung and acclaimed animation studio Titmouse to create this unique vision of a fundamental moment in the battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.

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