The Diablo III launch site is now live! The "Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise" site will reward you and your friends for preparing to face the impeding demonic invasion and rising up as the heroes of Sanctuary. You'll be able to find new information, videos, unlockable content, contests, a banner customization tool, and your chance to win five exclusive sigils for use on your customizable banner when Diablo III launches. Venture to New Tristram, seek the fallen star, and fulfill your heroic destiny.
Each week a new hero will be unlocked on the site, beginning with the demon hunter. During any class's week, you'll be able to customize a banner displaying an exclusive class-specific sigil. By entering your Battle.net account information, you will earn that class sigil for use in Diablo III after it's released. These sigils are only available by customizing a banner on this site during a class's week, so donâ€™t miss out. As the promotional campaign will move on to a new class each week, the previously unlocked class sigil becomes locked. You can only earn the current week's class sigil*, so itâ€™s important to come back each week if you want to earn all five.
You can help advance the progress bar on the main page to unlock exclusive content by participating in the Art Contest and the Mark of Valor photo customization activity. You can also make progress by sharing unlocked content and player-submitted art and photos from within the site by clicking on the "Like" or "Share" buttons. We'll be unlocking all manner of exclusive content, including interviews with the Diablo III development team, culminating in a truly epic unveiling once the progress bar reaches 100%.
We'll be unlocking a new class every week, unveiling new artwork, an exclusive video showing the class in action, and a new short story featuring that hero.Â
The Portrait of a Champion art contest challenges artists far and wide to depict one (or more) of the Diablo III classes rising to meet the challenges of the demonic invasion. Artists who instill the essence of the campaign's theme — "Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise" — in their images can win some impressive loot! Prizes include ASUS monitors with 3D Vision kits, ASUS video cards, Antec Diablo III computer cases, and SteelSeries peripherals. See the Portrait of a Champion Art Contest rules for further details, or enter now. We'll be adding approved images to the gallery up until the deadline, so keep an eye out.
*There will be a short grace period shortly before the gameâ€™s release where youâ€™ll be able to make up for any sigils you might have missed.