BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT'S DIABLO IN STORES NOW
New RPG pushes multiplayer excitement to the limit by providing one-click access to free on-line gaming
Diablo transports players to a medieval village plagued with evil and darkness. In a quest for vengeance, the central character descends into a crypt and expansive labyrinth hidden beneath the village. Game play focuses on exploration, conflict and character development as players travel deeper into the underworld's demonic halls.
Diablo is available immediately in Windows95 CD-ROM format at most computer and software retail chains nationwide for approximately $50.
Says Allen Adham, president and founder of Blizzard Entertainment, "Diablo offers gamers a new kind of role-playing game. The game boasts not only great fully rendered three-dimensional SVGA graphics never seen before in an RPG, but also unlimited replayability. Each time a quest begins, Diablo's random level generator creates a completely different labyrinth. With every game, players can expect to see a room, corridor, monster, trap or treasure in a way never encountered before."
Battle.net - Free On-Line Gaming ServiceDiablo is the first game to offer easy access to free on-line gaming. Players simply select the Battle.net multiplayer option, and they are automatically connected to Blizzard's free Internet gaming service. Once logged on, players can compete head-to-head against players from around the world. Blizzard charges no hourly or monthly fees to connect to Battle.net. In order to play via Battle.net, access to the Internet is required, and players are responsible for applicable on-line access fees.
Blizzard Entertainment is working with Primenet Services and other Internet service providers to put Battle.net online. Primenet's ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) technology offers the high-speed, low-latency Internet connectivity essential for online game play.
Product OverviewAs the central character in Diablo, players must explore a dungeon hidden beneath a desecrated church in their village. As players encounter 16 levels filled with corridors, traps, weapons, magical items and demonic creatures, the truth about what evil force decimated their village begins to unravel.
Three unique characters types allow gamers to play as a brave Warrior, a cunning Rogue, or a mysterious Sorcerer. As characters venture deeper into the labyrinth, they discover weapons, armor, and magical treasures, and develop their character's skills and abilities.
Players can either approach Diablo as a single-player game or they can play with as many as four other characters using the game's multiplayer options. In multiplayer games, characters can play both competitively and cooperatively.
Key features in Diablo will include:
Blizzard Entertainment is a
premier publisher of next-generation entertainment software. The company's
Warcraft II title has sold nearly one million copies worldwide and has earned
top industry honors including Game of the Year. Blizzard is a division of
CUC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CUC International,
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