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Diablo 3 rumors
Game News - posted by Vault Dweller on Sat 30 April 2005, 19:50:41Tags: Blizzard Entertainment; Diablo III
While Hellgate is enjoying media's attention as the spiritual successor to Diablo, it looks like a proper, hopefully isometric sequel to Diablo is on its way. First, DiabloII.Net reported that D3 music was recorded in Slovak Republic, then GameSpot picked up the story, added some thoughts and ponderings, and decided that it must be true.
I am musician in Czech Republic. I play not with one orchestra but with many depending on work. I have recently been to Bratislava in Slovak Republic for recording sessions with local Radio Symphony Orchestra, where we just recorded music for Diablo 3.
The music is again, like in Diablo 2 expansion, very much based on Wagner. In Diablo 2 expansion there are many plases in Act 5 that take directly from Wagners opera "Tristan and Isolde". This time for Diablo 3 there was music similar to Wagner operas "Lohengrin" and also "Siegfried" from Ring cycle. But this is not so bad that he takes from these things, almost all movie composers borow Wagner music, like Williams for Star Wars and others like Nino Rota who made music for Fellini's films.
GameSpot:I'll file that under "good news if true"
So why should we give credence to someone who could be a crank from a former Warsaw Pact country? Because the music for the Diablo II: Lord of Destruction was recorded in Bratislava, Slovakia, with the Slovak Radio Philharmonic, around four months before the expansion pack was released. By that same calculus, if the music for Diablo III was recorded this month, then the game could be released before the end of the year. (Although some rumors pegging it as a PlayStation 3 launch title would make that unlikely.) So while there's no definitive proof that Diablo III is in the can, it is looking more and more likely that Blizzard will announce the game soon...and perhaps as early as E3.