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Posted: Jun 25th 2008 9:37PM Rollins said

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As pointed out on WoW Insider, this is the best evidence: http://www.battle.net/forums/board.aspx?ForumName=d3-general

Going there gets you a message saying that the forums are down. Filling in anything but d3-general (like http://www.battle.net/forums/board.aspx?ForumName=OMGWTF ) re-directs you to the Battle.net home page.

That's too much to chalk up to coincidence.

Posted: Jun 25th 2008 9:45PM (Unverified) said

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I'm still holding out for it being a new Lost Vikings game.

Posted: Jun 26th 2008 12:09AM (Unverified) said

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I believe the splash is linked to starcraft. The bottom most symbol is similar to the Akilae Protoss Tribe.
http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Image:AkilaeTribe_SC1_Logo1.png
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Posted: Jun 26th 2008 4:08AM Darthus said

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Yeah, I think the headline is a bit misleading. Diablo 3 wouldn't be a "completely" new game, since it's a sequel to Diablo 2. But it would match up with his quote which was "you want me to announce the game before the announcement". That means it can't be a game they've already announced (like Wrath of the Lich King). But it could be any sort of sequel that is as of yet unannounced.

Posted: Jun 26th 2008 7:35AM (Unverified) said

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ok, this is totally diablo 3 IMO.

why i think it's diablo:
1) it's diablo's turn basically - WarCraft had its revisiting in WoW, StarCraft is comming in SC2, so the logical next step is Diablo

2) the picture:
- it has 4 inscriptions scattered with no symmetry; if you add a fifth though - a perfect pentagram would appear, so what we see basically is a broken pentagram seal
- what does a broken pentagram refer to? - Demons;
- what does broken/evaporating ice refer to (besides NASA's Phoenix mission) - Fire;

the rest is in the image itself:
i examined the picture and here's my overlay of several things noticed: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30c57bk

(NOTE:
- i didn't draw the diablo-face on my own! i just colored the dark areas in the center of the image with red hue (that is - in photshop, paint with Mode: "hue" of the brush)
- generally - the "eyes" flakes did it for me :)
)

Posted: Jun 26th 2008 7:35AM (Unverified) said

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here's the correct link to the picture:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30c57bk&s=3

please, moderate my comment to edit the link

Posted: Jun 26th 2008 9:57AM (Unverified) said

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Well I recognized the Hel rune from Diablo II in the upper right as soon as I saw it. And the upper left one looks familiar but I can't place it.

But they're mixing games together, cause the lower left one is the Protoss symbol, and people have said that one of the runes is Warcraft/Frostmourne related. So maybe there's a World of Blizzard in the works?

Of course, it's more likely that they are just re-using/recycling old art for the death knight runes/abilities in WotLK.

For reference:
Blizzard's Arreat Summit page of rune images (Obviously Hel):
http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/runes.shtml

SC Screenshot with Protoss insignia:
http://www.maxfreak.com/starcraft2/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/protoss-tech-tree1.jpg
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Posted: Jun 26th 2008 9:55AM (Unverified) said

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Diablo MMO!!!

Posted: Jun 26th 2008 9:05AM (Unverified) said

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Starcraft II, December 3rd

Posted: Jun 26th 2008 10:20AM Ripper McGee said

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Today's pic (the 4th day), clearly shows eyes in the starfield through the ice:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa64/ripper_mcgee/Blizzard/ice4.jpg

~Ripper

Posted: Jun 26th 2008 1:17PM (Unverified) said

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You Diablo fanboys are really grasping here you know that right?

Like jamming a puzzle piece into the puzzle where you know it doesn't fit. Your day will come for a new Diablo game, but it isn't going to be soon. Welcome to the starcraft fanboy's world for the past 10 years.

Posted: Jul 1st 2008 1:12PM (Unverified) said

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You, sir, have been served.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2008 1:31PM (Unverified) said

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Yummy, my words taste good. Pass the salt please...
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