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Diablo III beta opens for the weekend

Blizzard Entertainment

(CBS News) The Diablo III beta is now open to everyone for the weekend.

Anyone with a account can download and try the beta, starting Friday, April 20 at 12 p.m. PT until Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PT.

Diablo III is an action role-playing game (RPG) that is the long-awaited third installment of the Diablo franchise. Players are immersed in a dark online fantasy world where they will embark on an epic quest. The game will have all of the elements of a typical RPG, such as picking up items and character classes. The last iteration of the game was released in June 2000.

Visit to access the beta test. The full release of Diablo III will be available May 15.