The Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo 3 will launch September 3, 2013, according to a Blizzard post today. This is the first time that we’ve heard of D3 appearing on the Xbox 360. We heard back in February that D3 was headed to the PS3 and PS4.
The game will launch in “the U.S., Canada, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand” on Sept. 3, while further launch details — like the title’s localization in South Korea — will be announced at a later date. Both versions of the title will net pre-orderers the “Infernal Helm” in-game item which boosts player’s experience point gains.
The release date was revealed in a press release which also confirms the title’s launch on Xbox 360 — up until now, only a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 version had been revealed. A launch window for the PS4 version was not mentioned in the press release; we have reached out to Blizzard to find out if they have any firm plans on that particular port of the game. We’ve also inquired about the possibility of an Xbox One port.
The play testing on the PS3 version of Diablo 3 has generally been positive. Blizzard’s move to bring the game to the Xbox 360 bodes well for it appearing on the next generation Xbox console as well, although no announcement has been made there. Diablo 3 is expected to have its first expansion announced at BlizzCon in November this year.