Mon, 5 Mar 2012, 2:48 pm by Rob Clegg, Do Gaming journalist Tags: Diablo 3
Gamers are no stranger to the world of release date scandals and when a big retailer puts out a release date for an anticipated title, it's usually followed by it being removed as soon as it goes public.
Amazon Italy has put up a launch date for Diablo 3 as 17 April. Usually, this would be spotted, a couple of websites would get a few stories out on it, and then they would realise the mistake and take it down. Quite often at times, the date pops up automatically after a certain period and needs to be fixed. But it seems Amazon are fine to just leave it there.
Of course, the official word from Blizzard is still “second quarter” which spans from April until June so it’s good that this tentative release date falls in line with the quarter two predictions. The story was originally picked up by G4G and has been followed up by a number of popular websites, but the date still remains unchanged.
So, are we looking at a real date here?
Rob 'GrIdL0cK' Clegg has been in the gaming industry for over 15 years and has competed in both local and international tournaments at the highest level. He is also a respected gaming critic as Telkom Do Gaming’s lead reviewer and co-host of the Bits and Bytes Radio Show on Tuks FM.