UPDATE 2 - Blizzard has some pretty creepy commercials for Diablo 3 on PlayStation 3 [Trailer]
The click fest of a game that is Blizzard's Diablo 3 is a little off-putting. After all, you're battling against the source of all evil, trying to prevent the land from erupting into a blaze of demonic hellfire. However, in the annals of gaming, it's definitely not the scariest game out there. Hell, put two kids in separate rooms, have one play Diablo 3, and the other play Amnesia, and see who pees their pants first (PROTIP - it'll be easier to tell if you feed 'em asparagus first). But going by two teaser trailers that Blizzard just put out for the game's port to PlayStation 3, it looks like the company is trying its very best to be truly terrifying.
This looks to be the beginning of some sort of advertising campaign for the dungeon explorer, but instead of your run of the mill game trailer, it plays out more like one of those "found footage" horror flicks, kind of like "Paranormal Activity," minus the fourth one with that odd bit with the Kinect.
Sony's PR machine would have you believe that "reports are coming in of strange phenomena on PS3s worldwide," and "something evil seems to be coming to PS3s worldwide." Only strange phenomena that ever happened on my PlayStation 3 is when someone managed to hack the network and knock it offline for about a month. Ah, good times...
It's alleged the videos are coming from an "anonymous contact," who thinks filming his daughter late at night is apparently a good idea. Someone ask him to please take a seat.
Blizzard has promised that the console versions of Diablo III have been "custom-tailored for gamepad-driven action," along side an all-new user interface and an intuitive control system.
Apart from this, Diablo players will be able to enjoy online multiplayer on either platform just as they would on PC. But here's the real kicker: The console version of Diablo III will support local co-op for up to four players, allowing groups of friends to hack their way through endless hours of dungeon adventures in-person.
If online's not your style, no problem, as the console versions are the first time that players can play Diablo III offline. Now, if you're in the mood to be just an eensy weensy bit creeped out, you can check out both trailers below. Diablo III hits PS3 and Xbox 360 this September, and the PlayStation 4 some time after the console's release.