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Diablo III in February?

Joystiq has an image of a store display in a Rochester, Minnesota Best Buy that seems to show a February 1 launch date for Diablo III, Blizzard's upcoming action/RPG sequel. They have some follow ups that don't completely confirm or deny this, and word that the end-cap was legit, but has since been removed. Meanwhile, the Best Buy Website now shows a February 1 release date for the game.

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101. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 9, 2012, 11:26 Undocumented Alien
 
When Guild Wars was new, were people upset it required you to be online?

Guild Wars - First release, online connection needed from day 1.

Diablo - First and second release(s) needed ZERO internet connection for BOTH SP AND MP.

Different expectations for different games. Most of us Diablo fans just want a sequel to play like we had with Diablo and Diablo 2.

I personally travel A LOT for business so this always on IS a deal breaker for me.

Hopefully someday down the road they will allow the SP portion of D3 to have an OFFLINE mode. I personally don't care about trading items from a SP portion of a game, pretty stupid constraint.

If they want to control MP, I have NO issue with having to be online for THAT.
 
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