Diablo: The Sin War, Scales of the Serpent Audibook Available

Blizzard Entertainment has definitely changed the way audiobooks are presented in Amazon. They no longer open pre-orders that launch months later, up to a year. They drop them overnight into the store.

The Diablo: The Sin War, Scales of the Serpent Audiobook is available for sale and you can listen to it whole right away.

Originally, this novel by Richard A. Knaak was released before Diablo III’s announcement. Most of the themes and concepts in the game are based on the novel trilogy — such as the origin of the nephalem.

Diablo: The Sin War, Birthright Audible

The Diablo: The Sin War, Birthright Audible is now available for pre-order. The audiobook is narrated by Richard Halverson.

Another surprise listing. This audiobook is launching on March 10, 2020. Days from now.

Birthright (2006) — by New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak — was the first book of the trilogy that shaped the core story elements of Diablo III — about 2 years before the game was even announced (2008).


Diablo: The Sin War, Birthright Audible

Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the mortal realm…and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed.

Listening Length11 hours, 59 minutes
AuthorRichard A. Knaak
NarratorRichard Halverson
Release DateMarch 10, 2020
Program TypeAudible, Audiobook
VersionUnabridged
ASIN B085FSCGM4

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BlizzCon 2019 Panel Transcripts

Diablo Immortal: The Lack of Novel is Worrysome

When Blizzard announces a World of Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo game or expansion, sooner or later we will see listings of new novels or books at least 8-12 months before the game/expansion ships.

Now we know that Diablo Immortal is heading to Beta Testing in the middle of 2020 (which can be interpreted to be in June at the earliest).

The Art of Diablo

The Art of DiabloThe Art of Diablo is now available for $26.19 (down from $45 and later $35). The release date has been pushed from October 15 to November 3, 2019 (the day after BlizzCon’s closing date).

Below you can read the book description and three new interior pages from the book. The pages are mostly a temporary mockup preview. The text within is just Lorem Ipsum dummy text.

The preview shows an entry for the Demon Hunter class, as well as concept art created for the Diablo III video game: her weaponry, armor style, standing-up pose; and for the amount of dummy text likely the history of the Demon Hunter.

The Art of Diablo’s interior pages lead in with a foreword from senior artist Brom, and an introduction by former Vice-president of Creative and Franchise development Chris Metzen.

Diablo: Book of Adria Ships on December 4

After a long and troubling hiatus, Diablo: Book of Adria finally got a launch date: December 4th. If you haven’t yet, pre-order Diablo: Book of Adria.

“Sanctuary is home to some of the most dangerous creatures to pull themselves from the pits of hell. Tread lightly, and never fall prey to monsters with the Diablo Bestiary. A celebration of the corrupted beasts and grotesque enemies that players have slain across the franchise’s history, this book is the perfect companion to guide you through the next layer of torment.”

Back cover: “Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo franchise features familiar towns, haunted forests, and exciting dungeons teeming with amazing creatures both good and evil waiting to be discovered. Arm yourself against them all with the Book of Adria: A Diablo Bestiary. This tome includes dozens of original illustrations and new lore about the demons, beasts, risen dead, and angels that roam the world of Sanctuary and the realms beyond.

Written by the mysterious witch Adria, this instructional guide shows you the ways of forbidden magic and provides arcane knowledge about the creatures of the land. It also documents Adria’s personal quest for power– a quest so all-consuming, it leads her to sacrifice everything to Diablo, Lord of Terror.”

Diablo III: Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch Shipping Now

Blizzard Entertainment deployed a press release to announce that the Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch) is now on sale and shipping.

Don’t have a Nintendo Switch? You can order one here.

DIABLO® III ETERNAL COLLECTION™ AVAILABLE NOW FOR NINTENDO SWITCH™

​​​​​​​The definitive edition of Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed action RPG includes all the features and content from every expansion and update
Sanctuary’s newest heroes can join the fight in style with the Nintendo Switch Diablo III Eternal Collection Bundle, and amass vast riches with the help of the Treasure Goblin amiibo

IRVINE, Calif.—November 2, 2018—The minions of Hell have never been stronger, but reinforcements have arrived! Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Diablo III® Eternal Collection™ is available now for Nintendo Switch, enlisting a new legion of heroes into the eternal struggle against the Burning Hells.

The Eternal Collection includes every feature, refinement, and upgrade added to Diablo III to date, including the critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls® expansion, and last year’s Rise of the Necromancer™ pack, as well as platform-exclusive bonus items such as a cosmetic armor set inspired by Ganondorf, the iconic villain from The Legend of Zelda series. With a five-act story campaign that spans the deadly world of Sanctuary, an endlessly playable Adventure Mode, and seven powerful classes to master, Diablo III Eternal Collection is the perfect all-in-one package for novice demon-slayers, and veterans eager to cleanse Sanctuary on the go.

“The Eternal Collection delivers everything Diablo III has to offer to Nintendo Switch players, and the great conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells is now in their hands,” said J. Allen Brack, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to sharing all of the challenges, adventures, and sweet, sweet loot with our newest allies in Sanctuary.”

Players looking to commemorate the arrival of the Lord of Terror to Nintendo’s newest system also have the option of purchasing the Nintendo Switch Diablo III Eternal Collection Bundle—forged specifically for Sanctuary’s newest heroes and styled to evoke the dark visage of the Lord of Terror. Available starting today, the bundle includes a Diablo III-themed Nintendo Switch system and dock, a Diablo III-edition carrying case, and a download code for Diablo III Eternal Collection.

Heroes hoping for an edge in their crusades will want to take advantage of Diablo III Eternal Collection’s amiibo™ support—and seize a Treasure Goblin amiibo, available in December. Scanning the Treasure Goblin amiibo opens a portal to Greed’s Domain, the mythical Treasure Realm replete with riches and guarded by the Baroness herself. In addition, players can scan any available amiibo figure once per day to spawn packs of powerful Champion monsters to battle for experience and loot.

Diablo III Eternal Collection has been honed for the Nintendo Switch system, affording players full access to its deep, rewarding gameplay whether they use a Joy-Con or a Pro Controller. The full suite of multiplayer options guarantees that friends can always play together anytime and anywhere. Up to four players can link their consoles wirelessly, connect through the Nintendo Switch Online service, or share a screen on a single Nintendo Switch system.

Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch is available at retail stores everywhere and digitally through the Nintendo eShop at a suggested price of $59.99. For more information, visit Nintendo.

 

Diablo: The Book of Adria Delayed

If you pre-ordered Diablo: The Book of Adria via Amazon, please check out your email inbox for anything labeled Amazon, including your Junk mail. Amazon has notified members that the book has been delayed. That means they require you to approve whether you still want the product. Follow the link in that email to approve the pre-order, letting them know you are still interested regardless of whatever the new release date is. Otherwise, the pre-order will be auto-cancelled by November 14th.

 

The book was supposed to ship today, so it was kinda a last minute change. At this moment the new ETA has not been specified.

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