Today, Blizzard announced the start of their closed beta for the highly anticipated Diablo III. First waves have just gone out and they plan to add more over the course of testing.
For our international audience the beta client is only available in English.
That said, lucky testers will be able to experience Act I of the game as any of the five heroes, the Wizard, Barbarian, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Demon Hunter. Excited about beginning testing, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard, Entertainment, Mike Morhaime had this to say:
“This closed beta test is an important milestone for us as we enter the final stages of development on Diablo III.
Our goal is to create the best action role-playing game experience to date, building on everything we’ve learned since the release of Diablo II and incorporating the powerful features of the new Battle.net® platform. We hope players enjoy participating in the beta test and we look forward to hearing their feedback.
No new insight on when the game will ship, but since testing is branching out externally, we are just one step closer.