on "The Darkening of Tristram," an event that will kick off in Diablo III
on January 1st to celebrate the anniversary of the action/RPG series. Here's
what to expect:
Diablo’s anniversary is right around the corner, along
with the Darkening of Tristram event! Whether you’re a series veteran craving
nostalgia, or a newcomer hungry for your first taste of the franchise’s past,
this loving homage to the earliest days of Diablo is for you.
Read on for more, including a closer look at the anniversary dungeon and its
Stop the Cultists
Your journey begins on the trail of a group of mysterious cultists causing
trouble in Sanctuary. As you hunt them down in Adventure Mode, you’ll uncover
clues leading to a portal into Tristram’s past, and the terrifying darkness that
took hold of the town so many years ago. . . .
Explore the Cathedral
Follow the clues and you’ll soon find yourself in a realm of glorious
RetroVision™, where an all-too-familiar cathedral looms. Explore the depths and
you’ll discover familiar enemies and iconic items, all brought to life in the
Diablo III engine. Meanwhile, deep beneath the catacombs, the Dark Lord himself
awaits any intrepid adventurer who dares to challenge him. . . .
Discover Precious Loot
What is a Diablo game without shiny new loot to call your own? Completing
activities in the anniversary event yields unique transmogrification effects,
achievements, portraits, pets, and more.
While some rewards are easy to find, others may have you scouring every nook or
unlocking every achievement before you can get your hands on them. Can you earn
them all? There’s only one way to find out!
Your Journey Begins…
Exclusive rewards and challenging enemies await you, but they won’t last
forever! The anniversary event begins January 1 at midnight PST and ends January
30 at the same time. Enter the dungeon, reap your rewards, and survive the evils
within—or die in the process, never to be heard from again. . . .