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    blizzcon 2011

    We reported earlier the contents of this year’s Blizzcon goody bag and now a larger image of the front cover of the show floor map has surfaced (thanks popez).  This image will also be the official poster for the event.  Centre and front is a full frontal of Diablo and there is no getting away from it, those are some child-bearing hips ‘he’ has there.

    There have been previous mutterings regarding Diablo’s gender.  Back in 2009, also at Blizzcon, one of the Pay Per View broadcasts showed a model of Diablo for the official cinematic which looked decidedly feminine. Later, at this year’s Gamescom there was some street art organised by Blizzard which showed a very slim Diablo with obvious hips.  For the most part, this was simply put down to the artist’s interpretation, but looking at this latest in-house piece of art, the street artist could well have been working from official concept art. More recently the portrait pictures from the beta show a Diablo with a very delicate jaw line (that’s a spoilerific page btw).

    So, what’s the story here?  Plot twist?  Concept artist with a penchant for hips or too much oestrogen in the local water supply?

    Dianablo? Sorry, that’s really the best I could come up with.

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