Diablo III has, since its announcement in 2008, been trapped in release date purgatory. Blizzard has many times declared the game to be near release, but the popular PC developer has never made any further commitment beyond that vague statement. Today, as a gift to players near and far, Blizzard has officially announced May 15 as the day on which Diablo III will finally launch in North America.
On May 15, either via the Battle.net digital distribution service or local retailers, players in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau will at last be able to get their click-thirsty hands on Diablo III. Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will only be able to obtain the game virtually until June 7 when they, alongside Russia, can also begin finding copies of the long-awaited sequel at retail.