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Joystiq will make any
sacrifice to bring you the latest news -- even if it means flying to Paris, France in order to attend Blizzard Entertainment
's Worldwide Invitational
. Only seconds ago we were shown a cinematic from Blizzard's newest game: Diablo 3
. We're currently being shown a live demo of the game (which we're reminded is a work in progress) by lead designer Jay Wilson. The look and feel of the game -- though graphically updated from its aging sibling -- looks a lot like the dungeon crawls we all know and love from the original series. We're promised more loot, more quests (and some old friends like Deckard Cain), and new environments. Classes demo'd include the familiar Barbarian and the brand new Witch Doctor (a master of disease and fire who will control pets). Says Wilson, the game is "primarily cooperative" and it will be quick and easy to form groups over Battle.net. Sorry, folks who were expecting an MMO, but it sounds like Diablo 3 will continue in the tried-and-true Diablo
: Blizzard's European site is now live with the cinematic teaser and gameplay footage for your perusal!