Fans of the point-and-click action-RGP series that first hit PCs back in 1996 finally know when their days in the Burning Hells will begin. Blizzard today announced that Diablo III will release on May 15.

“After many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, we’re now in the homestretch,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to putting the final polish on Diablo III over the next two months and delivering the ultimate action-RPG experience to gamers worldwide starting on May 15.”

Diablo III fans wanting to beat others to the punch can now pre-order their game at Blizzard’s website.

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