In a mildly expected turn, Blizzard has arrived to crush our hopes that Diablo III was arriving on February 1st. Apparently, Best Buy and UK retailer GamePlay were "guessing."

That's according to Diablo III's community manager, Micah Whipple. Whipple stated via twitter that "Diablo III does not have a release date," and that "any store or person claiming otherwise is guessing."

Sorry everyone. For a day or so, i could feel the weight of that terrific collector's edition in my own hands. So it looks like it's back to the familiar pattern of hoping Blizzard will release it's game in the year i said it would.