Diablo III Black Soulstone cinematic features transcribing, demons, and a crying girl

If news of the Collector's Edition didn’t get you to step back from the edge after a release date wasn’t announced, this new cinematic from Diablo III’s campaign might do the trick. The video, which features Deckard Cain's niece, Leah, does a good job to remind us why we love Blizzard’s cinematics – the developer has some of the most talented animators around working under its roof. Seriously, you'll want to pull up a chair. Stay a while, and listen...

According to the official synopsis from Blizzard, Leah “struggles to make sense of her uncle's mysterious and disturbing notations, she bears witness to a dark vision. Azmodan, Lord of Sin, towers over the fragile young woman, swearing his armies of the burning Hells shall pour forth into Sanctuary, ravishing the world and all hope of resistance." We don’t know about you, but that would be enough to have us drop to our knees and cry, too. Big, scary demons pouring out of the bowels of hell and taking over the world? That’s some scary, scary stuff.

And we can’t wait to kill and loot them. I bet the big one is carrying a sweet unique axe. We call dibs.




  • NullG7 - October 24, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    Seriously beautiful I cried a littler two, tears of joy.
  • chriszewski - October 22, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    Needs more Tyrael. Is it "when its done" yet? ..Whats with the chemical compounds in my captchas?
  • Craza - October 22, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    I've been playing through Diablo 2 recently, and the cinematics in that are done well quite well, especially for when the game was originally made. This just floored me. Absolutely amazing looking.
  • Fox_Mulder - October 21, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    Wait! I swear those candles at the beginning were real. No? You've tricked me again, Blizzard. I've always thought about when games reach the graphical fidelity that mirrors real life, and then think "What's next?" Blizzard cinematics look better than real life. And so does Diablo 3. I think I will spend more time there than I have with WC3, WoW, and SC 2 combined. Can't wait any longer!

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