As a fan of the Diablo game series I was very excited to see Blizzard’s announcement today. They have teamed up with Insight Editions to bring us a new tome of the origins and history of Sanctuary as told by scholar Deckard Cain.
Designed to look like an in-world artifact from the Diablo universe, Book of Cain conveys the games’ rich lore through an exciting first-person account. The story begins as Cain leaves his journal to his adopted daughter, Leah, passing along the tale of Sanctuary’s creation and the eternal war that rages between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. Book of Cain chronicles the rise of the Zakarum, the traditions of the Horadrim, the genesis and geography of Sanctuary, and the key moments in the world’s history — such as the destruction of Tristram—that set the stage for the events of Blizzard’s upcoming action-RPG Diablo III. Containing dozens of sketches, Cain’s footnotes, and a hand-drawn map of Sanctuary, this comprehensive tome promises to give readers a deeper understanding of the mysterious Diablo universe.
I wish the press release included some more art, but from the descriptions it sounds like it will be very cool. I’ll find out on the 13th when my pre-order of Diablo III: Book of Cain gets here.