"It has been said that in the end of all things, we would find a new beginning. But as the shadow once again crawls across our world and the stench of terror drifts on a bitter wind, people pray for strength and guidance. They should pray for the mercy of a swift death... for I've seen what the Darkness hides."
As some of you may or may not know, last week was Blizzard's annual convention Blizzcon, a Mecca of sorts for fans of World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo. At this year's convention, the Diablo III Collectors Edition was revealed for the first time!
First and foremost, you get the Diablo III game for Windows and Mac in this set.
If you need to brush up on your hacking and slashing skills before you return to the world of Sanctuary, also included is a Soulstone 4GB USB drive with Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction on it. And to make sure that you don't lose your Soulstone, the collectors edition also come with a replica of Diablo's skull to place your Soulstone into. (If only the Dark Wanderer had had this....)
Once you have dusted off you Hack N' Slash skills you can jump right into the heat of things with some exclusive DLC for all 3 of Blizzard's most popular games.
- For Diablo III you get the Aesthetic Artifacts Collection. Call forth glowing angel wings, unfurl an exclusive banner, and dye your armor sets with the Bottled Cloud or Bottled Smoke items.
- For World of Warcraft you get the Fetish Shaman Pet to follow you on your way to slay Deathwing
- And for Starcraft you will receive an exclusive army decal and three Diablo-themed Battle.net portraits.
Need to to relax after slaying the forces of Hell? Then pop the included Diablo III : Behind the Scenes BlueRay/DVD in and meet the teams behind the creation of Diablo III with this exclusive two-disc set. Enjoy over an hour of interviews detailing how the world of Sanctuary came together from the combined efforts of artists, writers, programmers, designers, musicians and animators.
Is art more your style? Then also included with the Collector's Edition is The Art of Diablo III book. Delve into the game’s stunning artistic development with this 208-page art book, which catalogues countless pieces, from early concepts to final 3D renderings.
Last, but certainly not least is the Diablo III Soundtrack. Experience twenty four original pieces from the world of Sanctuary on CD and deepen your music collection with a sound as timeless as the Eternal Conflict itself. If it is anything like Blizzard's other soundtracks, it will be an instant classic!
No official release date has been given, but you can already pre-order this awesome Collector's Edition at Amazon for $99.99.
At the same panel that highlighted the Diablo III Collector's Edition, the new teaser trailer for Diablo III called "The Black Soulstone".