As the title says apparently Diablo 3 now has a release date, I’m listing this as “rumored” news as we all are aware that websites can make mistakes. Target.com (clicking opens up the page in a new tab) has Diablo 3 slated with a street date of February 7th, 2012, which just so happens to be on a Tuesday. There is no box art or details involving price or what is included but here are a few reasons as to why this could indeed be a legitimate release date for the game.
For starters the most obvious point that could make this be a real release date is the fact that it is on a Tuesday, and I know that doesn’t count as a solid reason but unless it’s a Nintendo related product (which tend to be released on either a Sunday or at times a Friday) then this will hold some truth with the date.
Another factor that might be a bit more obscuer is that with StarCraft 2: Heart of The Swarm and the Mists of Pandaria expansion coming out for World of Warcraft both slated for 2012 releases as well it would be smart for Blizzard to spread out the releases, thus making Diablo 3 being released in February good for their first quarter sales and having StarCraft and World of Warcraft boos their numbers for both the third and forth sales quarters. But that’s just my opinion.
Like I said this could all be pure speculation and just a big error on Target’s part with posting a wrong release date, but then again, it could be a big reveal if that is the release date and there goes the thunder from a major announcement from Blizzard. Hopefully towards the end of the year and early next year Blizzard will announce the official release date and all of the Diablo fans can stop speculating and wondering.