Getting more specific on that hugely anticipated May 15th 2012 launch day, Blizzard have now confirmed the times of day that the game will launch around the world (Thanks Zapo).
According to Blizzard Australia, Aussie and New Zealand players will be able to purchase boxed copies of the game at local retailers from 9am on Tuesday, May 15th (and you can already pre-purchase it digital from diablo.com
). However, as even playing the game solo requires a constant connection to Blizzard's Battle.net servers, eager purchasers will not be able to actually play the game until later that afternoon.
Australia, along with New Zealand and Latin America are lumped into the North American player base for this one, so our Diablo 3 server access will go live at the same time as our US counterparts at 12:01 a.m. PDT 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
More specifics on the launch times and celebrations in the other corners of the globe can be found over on the official website
. For more coverage on Diablo 3, swing by our game page