Bashiok‘s spidey sense has been revealed, and it was indeed Diablo related. This is an interview of the 2D short video called Wrath, which will be the 100% unlock for the Darkness Rises site. Chris Metzen joins the Titmouse team with director Peter Chung and crew to explain the reasoning and creativity that went into the piece we will be seeing in the near future.
The premise of the short film seems quite promising, as it will reveal much of the insight of how the Angiris Council works together, and the flaws within their ability to retain a cohesive bond. It has piqued my curiosity as to how this may tie into the larger story in Diablo III, and the stylized anime-esque feature looks to have promise in its representation of the franchise. As Chris Metzen says, “it’s like watching this story through Peter Chung’s eyes.”
If you’ve visited the official Diablo III launch site, you might have noticed that there are a few items waiting to be unlocked. The final item is “Diablo III: Wrath”–an animated short developed with the help of Peter Chung, the creator of Aeon Flux. The video above offers a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the short with comments from Peter, as well as Nick Carpenter, Chris Metzen, and James Waugh of Blizzard and Chris Prynosk–president and owner of Titmouse, Inc.
Fans of Diablo III can help unlock “Diablo III: Wrath” by visiting the the launch site and participating in activities, such as creating banners and using various social media tools to share content created by other users. Diablo III is scheduled for release on May 15.