This time it's war A couple of Jay Wilson quotes from a video interview: While D3 reflects what came before, it tells it's own story. The story is fairly self-contained. The early parts of the game have more flashbacks to the previous games. That's one of the reasons we added lorebooks. ...One of the big things we like to talk about is that the previous games have been about one or a few demons wreaking havoc in Sanctuary. Diablo III is the first of the games where it's not just one demon hanging out. It's literally all of hell invading. This is all out war on Sanctuary. Hell has seen the power of humanity, that they destroyed the Prime Evils. So Hell has decided that this is war and they're going to burn it all down. Players really need to be ready for a Hell on Earth scenario. Anyone else excited to see how this is presented? They gave some details about it in the Crafting Sanctuary panel, with the Bastion's Keep scenario, but it's going to be amazing to see visually, in the cinematics and also in the game. What will a demonic army look like? I mean as compared to the general scattered rabble of enemies we see all through the diablo games. Imagine if they're actually organized and show some discipline, like a real squadron of soldiers? That can only go so far, since ranged attackers would love concentrated blocks of monsters while the Monk and Barb would find penetrating their bristling hedgehog exterior unpalatable. But as much as the devs have talked about wanting to insert elements that force players to alter their usual gameplay style... taking on whole blocks of demon soldiers at once would certainly fit the bill.