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.

Hollander Cooper

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.