On the night of May 14, retail locations around the globe will be opening their doors to gamers eager to get their hands on, Blizzard’s mega series, Diablo III. Lucky gamers in; the USA, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan will be among the first to lock horns with the Lord of Terror. I noticed Canada is missing from the list so no official events here

If you are lucky enough to be nearby on of these launch parties keep your eyes peeled as members of the development teams are scheduled to be on site for autograph and photo opportunities. Also be aware of all the giveaways that are scheduled to happen including; a selection of Diablo-related video footage and exclusive Diablo III-themed prizes, such as laser-etched desktop PCs from Intel (prizes may vary by location).

Find a location near you, Send us Photos and feedback if you get to one of these official events!

For those WOW players that are looking for a change of pace by playing Diablo III, for FREE, are encouraged to join the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.* Did you see the part where I said FOR FREE!!! Through this promotion, with a 1-year commitment to World of Warcraft, players will receive a free digital copy of Diablo III — which they’ll be able to start playing immediately on May 15 — as well as an exclusive World of Warcraft in-game mount and access to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta test. This offer will no longer be available as of 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 1. Learn more at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/annualpass

* Some restrictions may apply