It should come as no surprise that Diablo III set a PC sales launch record upon its release.
According to Blizzard Entertainment, the game sold 3.5 million copies in its first 24 hours. Another 1.2 million players received Diablo III as part of signing up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion.
Diablo III (see screenshots) went live May 15.
There surely is a lot of mouse clicking going on out there.
In other news:
- EA's latest free-to-play game, Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances now has gone live. To give the RTS title a try, visit www.tiberiumalliances.com.
- Tripwire Interactive announced a Game of the Year Edition for its World War II multiplayer FPS Red Orchestra 2. It will include a new map, various gameplay improvements and "Action" mode, which offers a crosshair, easier aiming and toned-down recoil.
- A playable demo for Steel Battalion Heavy Armor is available on Xbox Live, Capcom announced. The game, in which players will pilot and do battle in "vertical tanks," launches on June 19 in North America.
- The Summoner Hero Class has been introduced for Dungeon Defenders, a tower defense game. The kicker is that the Summoner, instead of building towers, can create his own army, which adds an RTS element to the popular game.
- The squad-based RPG Krater from Fatshark is headed into beta testing. The game is due to release June 12 for the PC. A Mac version is due in July.
- A closed beta is under way for World of Mercenaries from City Interactive. To apply, visit www.worldofmercenaries.com.
- Hanbitsoft and T3Fun announced a massive update for Mythos Global. Players will encounter the Land of the Dead, 23 new dungeons, a higher level cap and new game mode, Crystal Defense.