Blizzard has started taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 version of its hack-and-slash RPG, Diablo III. You can pre-order it for $59.99, which roughly translates to Rs 3,251. The company hasn’t yet revealed when the game will be released, though.

People who pre-order the PS3 version of the game will receive an exclusive in-game item called Infernal Helm, which grants an experience point boost to any character who wears it, accelerating their progression as they gain power.

Mike Morhaime, CEO and Co-Founder of Blizzard Entertainment, said, “In addition to including all the improvements from the PC version over the past year, we've made several updates to Diablo III for the PS3. We got a ton of positive feedback from players who tried the game at PAX East, and we can't wait to get it into everyone's hands later this year.”

The devil himself

Demons beware!

The PS3 version of Diablo III has been tailored for the PlayStation 3 with updates to the game's boss battles, a new user interface featuring a console controller-centric control system, and a dynamic camera perspective. Players can take on the vile denizens of the Burning Hells alone or in a party of up to four people via same-screen local cooperative play, online play over the PlayStation Network, or any combination of online and local players.

Diablo III continues the Diablo storyline, and players take on the role of one of five characters—barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter. You have to embark on a perilous quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players make their way from the demon-besieged town of New Tristram to the Diamond Gates of the High Heavens, they'll fight hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and key characters who'll join them in battle or aid them along the way.

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