DIABLO® III: ULTIMATE EVIL EDITION™ COMING TO CONSOLES AUGUST 19

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Includes Diablo® III and critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls™ expansion

Preorder for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, or Xbox 360 now and receive exclusive bonus in-game item

IRVINE, Calif.—May 12, 2014—On August 19, console gamers around the world will be able to join the crusade against death itself when Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition launches on the PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The console-exclusive Ultimate Evil Edition includes all of the content from the original Diablo III, as well as new features and updates from the critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion. With six customizable character classes, five engrossing acts, and countless hours of gameplay, this all-inclusive package is a treasure trove of fast-paced demon-slaying action and cooperative adventure.

The console version of Reaper of Souls has been designed to take advantage of the unique features of the console platforms. All four console versions of the Ultimate Evil Edition feature 4-player same-screen and online multiplayer—whether you’re banding together on the same couch or joining the fray via PlayStation®Network or the Xbox Live online entertainment network, Reaper of Souls makes it easy to experience Diablo in the best way possible: with your friends.

The Ultimate Evil Edition introduces even more ways for players to share their adventures. A new Apprentice mode boosts low-level players’ power while adventuring with high-level friends, making it easier than ever to play together. Players will also be able to share treasures with other players on their friends lists via an in-game mail system, including mysterious Player Gifts containing rare loot for the adventurer whose name they bear.

 “The Ultimate Evil Edition brings Reaper of Souls to console gamers for the first time, and wraps all of the content, features, and updates we’ve released for Diablo III into one epic package,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Whether you’re a veteran of the crusade against the forces of evil on PC or are just stepping foot into Sanctuary for the first time, there’s never been a better time to experience Diablo III from the comfort of your couch.”

In Reaper of Souls, the five valiant heroes from Diablo III—Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizard—are joined by a new champion: the Crusader. Clad head to toe in fortified armor, the Crusader is an unstoppable force of righteous destruction who channels the power of divine wrath to visit retribution upon his demonic quarry.

Reaper of Souls adds a challenging new act to Diablo III in which players will embark on a dark and perilous journey through terrifying landscapes; explore the legendary city of Westmarch; and slay countless minions, each hell-bent on bringing the players’ heroic quest to a grisly end. The adventure culminates in a climactic confrontation with Malthael, the Angel of Death, whose twisted designs spell ruin for the innocent people of Sanctuary.

In addition to the Crusader hero and Act V, the Ultimate Evil Edition includes o blo III players a f Reaper of Souls, all Diablo III players the expansiona revamp of the game’s loot system, an expanded Paragon progression system for max-level characters, and several other improvements to the Diablo III game experience, including:

  • Adventure Mode: A new game mode that gives players the freedom to go anywhere and slay anything
  • Bounties: Randomized objectives that reward players in new ways for exploring Sanctuary
  • Nephalem Rifts: Fully randomized dungeons offering endless replayability and heaps of loot
  • Level Cap to 70: Formidable new spells and abilities that take players to new heights of power
  • The Mystic: A powerful new artisan who provides heroes with loot-customization options

All of this new content comes with the Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition, which players can purchase beginning August 19 at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the PS4 computer entertainment system or Xbox One, or $39.99 for the PS3 or Xbox 360—check with your local retailer for availability.

Those who preorder their copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition will also receive the exclusive Infernal Pauldrons bonus in-game item. Wearable at level 1, these devilishly sharp transmogrifiable shoulderplates provide Health, Life regeneration, and Cooldown Reduction. The key for the Infernal Pauldrons will be available in launch day copies of the Ultimate Evil Edition (cannot be transferred across platforms).

In addition, players who fought the forces of evil in the original PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of Diablo IIIwill be able to continue their crusade against death. PS3 characters from the original game can be transferred to either the PS3 or PS4 version of the Ultimate Evil Edition, and Xbox 360 characters can be transferred to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One version.

For more information on Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition, visit the official Diablo III website. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available—visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

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Diablo III Console Patch 1.0.2 (PS3 Only)

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Diablo III Console Patch 1.0.2 is now live for PlayStation 3. Check out the full patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes and fixes. For a list of known issues, please visit our Console Bug Report forum.

Diablo III Console Patch 1.0.2

Crash Fixes
Fixed a crash that could occur when quitting the game during a cutscene.Fixed a crash that could occur when interacting with the stash while another player attempts to join your game.Fixed a crash that could occur after connection failures caused by NAT/Firewall settings.Fixed multiple crashes that could occur as a result of memory corruption.Fixed crash when casting Hex with the Painful Transformation rune on a Fetish Shaman in Acts III and IV.Removed unnecessary “Clear Skill” option that could appear on the Passive Skill screen and would crash the game when selected.

Gameplay Fixes
Enabling Elective Mode no longer causes “New Slot” notification stars to appear for the original slot as opposed to the slot the skill is assigned to.Hardcore characters in the process of taking fatal damage while exiting the Scorched Chapel will no longer be permanently killed.Followers can no longer permanently lose all items after migrating from one game host to another.The following four item sets will no longer repeatedly and permanently add core stat bonuses each time the player logs out of the game: Blackthorne’s Armor, Endless Path, Zunimassa’s Whispers, and Guardian’s Contingency. (This fix will also retroactively correct inflated core stat bonuses on heroes affected by this bug prior to our hotfix going live.)Equipping a quiver with a two-handed bow will no longer cause Quick Compare to incorrectly reflect a loss in damage.Square gems should now only drop in Hell difficulty, which is also where the required items to combine them drop.The Paragon experience bar for Player 2 and Player 4 now displays correctly instead of being visually clipped at the ends.Fixed a bug that caused a player’s experience bar to not display in multiplayer games if a another character with a Paragon levels had entered the game first.Fixed a bug that caused the inventory to not display unidentified Legendary items.Fixed a bug that caused the inventory to display equipped items twice if you exited the gem socketing sub-screen with the Select/Back button.Fixed a bug that caused the controller to become stuck vibrating indefinitely.Made changes to address corruptions of saved game data.

Please note that this patch is currently only available for PlayStation 3 users. While we don’t have an estimate as to when this patch will be available as a title update for Xbox 360, we will be sure to post an update once it’s live. Thanks!

Diablo III Console Patch 1.0.2 (PS3 Only) – Forums – Diablo III.