Fans of the Diablo series have a little more than a month until the long-awaited Diablo III is released. Blizzard Entertainment continues their in-depth look at the five heroes of Sanctuary with a sneak peek at their latest class, the Barbarian.
Here's an excerpt from the Diablo III reveal site outlining the events that are about to unfold...
The barbarians fulfilled their purpose with unwavering determination for centuries, dwelling in a pristine state of isolation. Anything that could lead toward distraction or weakness was pushed aside, including politics, magic, trade, and machinery. Tribes patrolling Mount Arreat brooked no intrusion from outsiders, without question or parley. It was a pure existence, a life committed to the sword, axe, spear, shield, and duty above all else.
Everything changed after Baal and his demonic army fought their way to the Worldstone. The Prime Evil corrupted the artifact so that it would spread his darkness to all of humanity. In a desperate attempt to stop the legions of Hell, the archangel Tyrael hurled his divine sword at the Worldstone, destroying it… and Mount Arreat. In one disastrous moment, the barbarians' vigil was ended. The shame and sacrilege of this unholy event have shattered the barbarian tribes into a crumbling echo of their broken mountain.
The guardians of Arreat are scattered. Those who survived Arreat's fall wander the ruined lands of the north, aimless and inconsolable now that their cause is gone. Some have fallen to madness or worse.
And now a star has fallen to the south, in the humble town of New Tristram. There, dark forces have awoken, and the need for strong arms and heroic hearts is great. For the wandering barbarians, there is hope that this event might bring a new charge, a new vigil, and perhaps some new purpose to their lives.
After revealing a new Demon Hunter video last week, Blizzard did well choosing these hulking mountains of flesh as their latest reveal. Blizzard will be releasing three more class videos in the next few weeks. Until then, check out the kickass Barbarian trailer below. You can also find out more about the reveal at the Diablo III Barbarian profile page.
Diablo III will be released May 15. If you're interested in preordering this anticipated game, you can check out the product page below:
Two decades have passed since the demonic lords, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, set out across the world of Sanctuary on a vicious rampage, twisting humanity to their unholy will. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils, the memory fades slowly.
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