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Diablo “The Calling” Debuts on Big Screen

IRVINE, Nov. 12, 1999 – Blizzard Entertainment has gone Hollywood.

Known for building high-quality cinematic movies into its popular video games, the company announced today that it has produced a short portion
of its Diablo II cinematic film for the silver screen.

The film, which runs approximately eight minutes, is entitled Diablo: The Calling, and is the introduction cinematic that will be highlighted in Blizzard’s
upcoming title, Diablo II.

Diablo: The Calling can be seen at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles, November 16-18 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each day. The
Sunset 5 Theatre is located at 8000 Sunset Blvd. between Crescent Heights Blvd. and Laurel Ave. Tickets are $5.

Diablo: The Calling tells the story of Marius, a one-time follower of the ancient religious sect of the Horadrim. He is held in a medieval insane asylum, where he is visited by a mysterious, cloaked figure. Believing the visitor to be the arch-angel Tyreal, a mixture of delusions and hazed memories unfold as the troubled Marius recounts how an unbridled terror is unleashed upon the whole of mankind.

Best known for blockbuster hits including the Warcraft® series, StarCraft and Diablo, Blizzard Entertainment® ( is a premier publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating many of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard’s track record includes three consecutive number-one selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s free Internet gaming service reigns as the largest in the world with millions of unique users.

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