The 12-year wait for Diablo III is finally coming to an end tonight at 12:00 a.m. PDT. If you’re still unsure whether the game is worth your hard-earned money or not, the Diablo III Starter Edition might just be for you.
This “trial” edition will give you free access to the first chapter of the game as you fight your way to the Skeleton King, but you’re limited to the first 13 levels, and your matchmaking results will only find other Starter Edition players.
To get immediate access to the Starter Edition, you’ll need a friend who’s already bought the full game to give you their Diablo III guest pass. If you’re a loner and don’t have any buddies to hook you up, you’ll have to wait 30 days after the game’s launch, when the Starter Edition will be available to everyone.
Whichever category you fall into, you’re not going to want to miss GAMEBREAKER.TV’s Midnight Launch Party, with Gary Gannon, Mike B, and myself as we record a live episode of Gameplay for your viewing pleasure. The festivities start at 11:00 p.m. PDT — see you there!