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Diablo III launches May 15th [Updated]

Jef Reahard

At long last we have a release date for the third entry in Blizzard's unholy trinity. Yes, kids, Diablo III will be yours on May 15th, and even though there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the title of late, we're pretty sure that it's still going to sell like hotcakes.

According to our fine friends at Joystiq, you can pre-purchase the game immediately via, and doing so will ensure that you're "ready to play the minute the servers go live." Blizzard would also like to bribe remind its fans that Diablo III can be had for free by signing up for an annual World of Warcraft pass (and that deal lasts through May 1st).

[Update: On this news, analysts are now predicting that the game will sell 5 million units in its first year.]

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