news\ Jan 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

Diablo 3 coming February 1st, according to Best Buy

Diablo 3's mysterious launch date has been released, and is scheduled to launch on February 1, 2012.  At least, that's what a Best Buy in Rochester, Minnesota believes.  Joystiq reported that the Best Buy had displays of Diablo 3 showing a February 1st launch for the game along with a countdown time.  Below is the image, courtesy of Joystiq.

Diablo 3 release date

In addition to the date, it looks like Best Buy is planning a midnight launch event (at least at that location).  The Diablo 3 product page on Best Buy's website is also showing a February 1, 2012 release date.

The latest rumors we heard were of an "early 2012" release, but that looked uncertain due to a delay in Korea that could interfere with Blizzard's goal for a worldwide release.

In an update, Joystiq pointed out that UK retailer Gameplay is showing a February 3, 2012 release date for Diablo 3.

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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