Diablo 3 Release Date Revealed?

Blizzard Entertainment has a long history of refusing to set release dates, and Diablo 3 is no different having been delayed from 2011 into “early 2012”. But rumor suggests it may finally be released for PC & Mac on February 1, 2012.

Pre-order Diablo III on Amazon A Best Buy store in America has been spotted carrying a Diablo 3 clock display counting down to a February 1 midnight launch, the Bestbuy.com online shop also shows the same date: “Release Date: 2/1/2012”.

As expected, Blizzard claims to Joystiq the date is not official. In general the company seems more than happy to take as much time as needed to finish a game, and when release dates are requested, they usually answer it’s “when it’s done.”

That said, a new Diablo III: 15th Anniversary “Extended Retrospective” developer diary video includes an interview where Diablo III’s game director Jay Wilson says: “We are almost done with Diablo III, and that’s a fitting celebration of the 15th year anniversary for Diablo.”

Jay Wilson’s interview for Diablo III’s 15th anniversary.

Chris Metzen’s interview for Diablo III’s 15th anniversary.

Here’s the Diablo III 15th Anniversary Extended Retrospective.

February Update: Activision-Blizzard’s financial report states Diablo 3 is currently targeted for a Q2 release, which falls between April-June 2012.

At least 2012 is a definite, but when do you think it’ll be released?