The console port of Blizzard’s isometric action-RPG Diablo 3 will launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America, Europe and several other territories on Sept. 3, the studio revealed today.
The fastest-selling PC game of all time, Diablo III, will finally make the leap to current-gen consoles on September 3rd. Activision Blizzard announced the release date earlier today, revealing for the first time that the game is also en route to Microsoft’s Xbox 360. The eagerly anticipated console port is described as “custom-tailored for gamepad-driven action.” Contributing to that are a new dynamic camera system, a revamped user interface, and what Blizzard calls an “intuitive” control scheme that should have PS3 and 360 gamers feeling at home. The publisher says it’s including much of the added content and bug fixes that have gradually made their way to Diablo III on PC over the past year, and Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime is promising console owners an “epic” experience out of the box. Polygon’s perfect 10-out-of-10 review is worth another read for anyone that needs a refresher of what to expect come September 3rd. A PlayStation 4 version remains in the works, but Activision Blizzard won’t yet say when we can expect Diablo III of the next-gen variety
Update: A Blizzard representative responded to our questions, stating, “We’re excited for console players to get their hands on Diablo 3, but we don’t have any further platform announcements to share at this time.”.