Blizzard has announced the full release details for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. The expansion pack will launch worldwide in March with Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Collector's Editions.
Reaper of Souls introduces a fifth act to the action RPG's campaign. Players will travel to the kingdom of Westmarch with their existing characters or create a new Crusader character. They'll be assisted in their journey by a new artisan known as the Mystic. Players looking for entertainment outside of the storyline can delve into randomized Loot Runs or challenging Nephalem Trials.
The expansion will be available starting on March 25th, 2014. If you pre-purchase a digital copy through Battle.net, you'll be able to download the files prior to launch. No word yet on when preloading will begin, though.
Reaper of Souls' standard edition is priced at $39.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition is $59.99. You have the option of upgrading to Digital Deluxe for $20 if you pre-ordered the Standard Edition first. The Deluxe package comes with the following in-game extras:
The Collector's Edition comes with everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition along with the following items:
However, anyone who owns D3 can test Patch 2.0, the free update accompanying Reaper of Souls. Patch 2.0 will make major changes to the game's progression and difficulty. It also adds support for Clans and Communities.
The expansion content will be released along with the base game on PS4 in an Ultimate Evil Edition. Blizzard hasn't announced a release date for that bundle yet.