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Book of Cain
Artist(s) Various
Pages 148
Publisher Insight Editions
Published December 13, 2011
Binding Hardcover, paperback


Diablo III: Book of Cain is a hardcover by Insight Editions. It was published on December 13, 2011.[1][2]

It is presented as a compendium of Diablo lore, shown as an illustrated history by Deckard Cain.[3]

Description

An exceptionally illustrated fiction for millions of Blizzard fans, Diablo III: Book of Cain is the source book for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo franchise and forthcoming Diablo III game. Book of Cain is the must-have illustrated history of the Diablo universe as told by the games' core narrator Deckard Cain.

In Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo® and Diablo II, the recurring character of Deckard Cain delivered quests, accompanied the brave adventurer, and, as the last of the Horadrim, provided a link to the greater history of the world of Sanctuary. Ever mysterious during these appearances, Cain hinted at a larger story, providing snippets of it in his notebook. Diablo III: Book of Cain is Cain’s formal record of this greater tale—a dissertation on the lore of the Diablo universe, told by one who has witnessed and participated in some of the epic events that make up the eternal conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.

Development

A letter found within the book

Elements of the book were cut due to time and length constraints, including Adria's backstory and faction/character lists. This content was later implemented in Book of Tyrael.[4]

References

  1. Medievaldragon. 2011-10-16. Insight Editions Confirms Diablo III: Book of Cain Official Release Date: Dec 12. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2011-11-17.
  2. Medievaldragon. 2011-12-11. Insight Editions Confirms Diablo III: Book of Cain Shipping Dec 13. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2011-12-12.
  3. SoMuchMass. 2011-10-24. BlizzCon 2011 - Blizzard Publishing: So What's The Story? Panel (Full). Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-27.
  4. 2013-10-24, Blizzplanet Interview – Micky Neilson & Matt Burns Discuss Diablo III: Book of Tyrael. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-10-26

External Links

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Stay Awhile and ListenHow Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game EmpireHeaven, Hell, and Cow LevelsBook III
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