More Tactics

Think fast

Martens said Diablo 3's combat will be even more tactical than in the previous games in the series. "Primarily because the classes are completely different, we did want the combat to feel very much the same, but we wanted it to have a higher level of tactics," he said. "So we spent a lot of time working on the monsters—not just the monsters themselves and their abilities, but the way that they work together."

That'll require players to think on their feet—especially when coupled with the game's high degree of randomness.