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This Is When You Can Play Diablo III

Fans of Diablo will most likely be aware that Diablo III is set for release May 15. Sadly it looks as though there will be no midnight launches for Diablo III. It makes sense — because despite the fact that Aussies will be able to buy the game at retail from 9am, they won’t be able to play until the servers open up, later that day.

For reference, this is when you’ll be able to play Diablo III on May 15.

New Zealand Standard Time: 7:00 PM
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 5:00 PM
Australian Central Standard Time: 4:30 PM
Australian Western Standard Time: 3:00 PM

This also applies to those who want to play single player, since Diablo III requires a constant connection to Blizzard’s Battle.net servers.

So, here’s the plan. Head to the shops at 8am. Queue until 9. Buy game. Head home. Stare longingly at Diablo III box until 5pm.

Who’s with me?