Blizzard Entertainment and Insight Editions announce Diablo III: Book of Cain
, an illustrated book of lore from the Diablo
series of action/RPGs, saying this will be released in English on December 13, 2011 for USD $35.00, and on February 7, 2012 in localized versions for various international markets. The book will include artwork by Brom, Mark Gibbons, Jim Gurney, John Howe, Alan Lee, Iain McCaig, Jean-Baptiste Monge, and Adrian Smith. Says Blizzard's Chris Metzen: "We're super geeked up about Book of Cain. What's really cool is that after fifteen years of developing the Diablo franchise, we can finally share the definitive look at this world and its rich history with our players." Stay a while and listen:
Blizzard Entertainment and Insight Editions announce the December 13, 2011 launch of Diablo® III: Book of Cain, a lavishly illustrated tome that chronicles the origins and history of the demon-plagued world of Sanctuary as told by the scholar Deckard Cain, one of the key characters in Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo universe. Filled with breathtaking art commissioned exclusively for the book by some of the world's most renowned fantasy artists, Book of Cain serves as Diablo players' ultimate guide to the dark mythology and sinister mysteries surrounding Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict.
Designed to look like an in-world artifact from the Diablo universe, Book of Cain conveys the games' rich lore through an exciting first-person account. The story begins as Cain leaves his journal to his adopted daughter, Leah, passing along the tale of Sanctuary's creation and the eternal war that rages between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. Book of Cain chronicles the rise of the Zakarum, the traditions of the Horadrim, the genesis and geography of Sanctuary, and the key moments in the world's history-such as the destruction of Tristram-that set the stage for the events of Blizzard's upcoming action-RPG Diablo III. Containing dozens of sketches, Cain's footnotes, and a hand-drawn map of Sanctuary, this comprehensive tome promises to give readers a deeper understanding of the mysterious Diablo universe.