Diablo III: Reaper of Souls dated for March 2014

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Originally announced in August 2013 during Blizzard’s gamescom press conference, Diablo III’s first expansion, Reaper of Souls, has received a release date along with details on the collector’s edition


Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will become available on March 25th for PC and Mac gamers, adding an all-new playable champion to the mix in the form of the Crusader who is described as “an unstoppable force of righteous destruction who channels the power of divine wrath to visit retribution upon his demonic quarry.”

CEO and co-founder of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, said that Reaper of Souls will take Diablo III “back to its darker, deadlier roots” while “opening up the world so players are free to explore the game as they see fit.”

The Game Changer

Ahead of the release of Reaper of Souls, a free update for Diablo III will be released to add “a host of new game features,” including the long awaited revamp of the game’s loot system, as well as improved social tools for Clans and communities, and an “an expanded Paragon progression system for max-level characters.” Reaper of Souls itself, however, will add the following features, said to be “game-changing:”

- Act V: A dark and terrifying chapter sending players on a final confrontation with death itself
- The Crusader: A new playable hero—a veritable war machine made human
- Level Cap to 70: Formidable new spells and abilities that take players to new heights of power
- Adventure Mode: A new game mode that gives players the freedom to go anywhere and slay anything
- Bounties: Randomized objectives that reward players in new ways for exploring Sanctuary
- Nephalem Rifts: Fully randomized dungeons offering endless replayability and heaps of loot
- The Mystic: A powerful new artisan who provides heroes with loot-customization options

The Game Changer in Different Forms

In addition to the standard edition of Reaper of Souls, you’ll be able to download the ‘Digital Deluxe Edition,’ which includes the following in-game features:

- Exclusive helm and weapon transmogrification recipes for players to distinguish their characters among the champions of Sanctuary
- A Spectral Hound minion players can summon to keep their adventurers company on their epic journey
- Three additional character slots to accommodate new heroes
- A World of Warcraft in-game companion pet, the Treasure Goblin, ready to compete in Pet Battles
- A set of StarCraft II Crusader-themed portraits and Malthael-themed decals

What’s more, there will also be a retail-exclusive collector’s edition that includes everything that comes with the Digital Deluxe Edition, along with

- Full-color hardcover art book
- Behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set
- Mouse pad bearing the impenetrable visage of Malthael, the Angel of Death

Who amongst you will be heading back to Sanctuary this March? Which edition of Reaper of Souls will you spring for?

You can pre-purchase the digital versions of the game over here.

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