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Jun 19 2009

New Diablo 3 Interview and Screenshots

Published by at 5:22 pm under Diablo 3

While we are still waiting for the release date of Diablo 3, Blizzard Entertainment has published Diablo III interview about the special effects that create the world of Sanctuary, as well as the latest changes to the game’s UI.

If you weren’t lucky to get tickets to E3 take a look at a bit of the gameplay. Video provided by supr4.

Bashiok:  One of the major effects systems is the death system which kind of goes over how monsters die. Which is one of the cooler parts of the game, and we’ve seen a little bit of that before at WWI and BlizzCon, but what is the system and can you explain it to those listening and what does it do in the game?

Julian:  Yeah, something pretty close to my own heart there, was we really recognized that monsters really live to die in Diablo. You really don’t have a lot of time to express their personality, and you don’t have a lot of time to try to make your experience with monsters meaningful. Most of what you’re doing is killing them. So one of the things I was really interested in doing was making as many different ways for monsters to die as possible. So that was kind of the goal, and think we’re up to something like 35 ways for any given monster to “bite it” at this point. But the basic theory is to really extend on the idea that Diablo II started with, which was that you would hit monsters and you would see the damage you did to them reflected on them. And we said, well let’s take that further, monsters could burn to death when you hit them with a firey sword, and then we added the idea of crits and monsters could explode across the screen, and it just kind of went from there. But that’s essentially the idea.

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