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Amazon muddies the water with Diablo III release date

One of the most anticipated game releases of 2012 will undoubtedly be Blizzards Diablo 3. While many PC users are looking forward to the title, rumors of the game reaching the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 continue to circulate. Today we have news that Amazon muddies the water with a proposed Diablo III release date.

Earlier this year retailer Best Buy jumped the gun and started to install Diablo 3 displays in some stores with a release date, which obviously turned out to be false. Now as Game Zone are reporting this time round online retailer Amazon has listed the game to be coming on April 17th.

So far developer Blizzard has not revealed a release date for the game, and of course the listing by Amazon could easily be a mistake. Online retailers of many products such as cell phones and games list dates for popular titles or models of smartphones, which often come before an official date has been revealed. These can often be a placeholder but sometimes can be accurate even if it’s just within a day or two.

At the time of writing the release listing has been changed to 2012, so maybe Amazon were a bit premature and were asked to change the listing for now until official confirmation is given by the developers themselves. The date does fall in with Blizzard’s release timeframe of a quarter 2 release date though, which runs from April until June.

There were recent job losses at Blizzard that raised concerns that the game could see yet another delay with its release, but these fears were played down by the developer. Meanwhile the games beta continues to receive improvements following the recent release of Beta Patch 13. This enhanced the titles character skill and rune systems.

One thing is certain Blizzard are making sure the game is the best it can be before it is released, even though in some gamers eyes it could also be improved after it is released as many other big titles are. Will you be getting Diablo III once it is released?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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