Diablo 3 official global launch events announced

Gearing up for the upcoming release of Diablo 3, Blizzard has announced several official launch events that will celebrate the arrival of the highly anticipated action RPG.  In development for several years, fans around the world will soon get their hands on Diablo 3.  The game technically releases on May 15th, but Blizzard has teamed up with retail partners to provide a place for Diablo fans to gather before locking horns with the Lord of Terror.

Key retail partners in the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the region of Taiwan will welcome gamers, on the night of May 14th, who want to be among the first to purchase Diablo 3.

In the US, the official launch event will be hosted by Blizzard and retail partner GameStop at The Great Wheel Court of Irvine Spectrum Mall in Irvine, California.  Festivities start at 8:00 pm PDT on May 14.  Gamers who attend this event will be treated to an "epic evening of entertainment" including a variety of giveaways; an exciting selection of Diablo-related footage; and multiple contests with exclusive Diablo 3-themed prizes, such as laser-etched desktop PCs from Intel. 

In addition, members of the Diablo 3 development team will be on site at each of the official events to meet with players and sign their copies of the game.  Visit the official Diablo 3 website for more information about the global launch events across the world.

Although the official launch US event will be held in Irvine, other retailers across the country will be open at midnight to support those looking to pick up their copy of Diablo 3 the second it goes live. 

I know we'll be in attendance at our local retailer, but will you?