If you didn’t get to play the highly anticipated PS3 version of Diablo 3 at PAX 2013 recently, you may be sweating over the fact that Blizzard has yet to give the game a solid release date. The game is on the way to PS3 and PS4, with Blizzard now dropping some pleasing information, confirming that official pre-orders for the game have now gone live.
As like any other console game, pre-orders usually come with one or two incentives and Blizzard has sent out word to ensure that one notable goodie in particular will be available for early Diabo 3 adopters on PS3. As revealed by a press release, reserving a copy of the game early will grant you access to the Infernal Helm item.
This sinister looking helmet will come in very useful indeed, as it will ensure that your character receives a boost in experience when progressing through the game. Even better, it works with all character types and doesn’t have a level requirement – making it useful at all times.
An image of the helm can be seen above, it will surely add some pimp points to your chosen character of choice and make sure you stand out among your friends. We also hear that the Infernal Helm will not be the only pre-order bonus available for Diablo 3 on the PS3. Other retailers will also be offering other goodies, but they will obviously vary depending on country and who you choose to buy with.
While it’s great that pre-orders are finally available, it is a little strange that we still don’t have a release date for the game. Is this solely due to the fact that Diablo 3 is going to be a PS4 launch title and they don’t want to give away the big date before E3?
This is the most logical assumption that we can come up with, but perhaps you have other suggestions. We also can’t wait to see what the graphical improvements will be for the PS4 version. Is it just going to be a straight up port from PS3 running via Gaikai, or has Blizzard secretly assigned another team to work on getting the PS4 version polished as well?
Either way, it is looking like an amazing month for gamers in November with the next Xbox on the way as well. Let us know if you have already played the PC version, but will still be trying out PS3/PS4 anyway to take advantage of the new control scheme.