diablo

Official Site: Diablo (Wikipedia)
Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
Launch Date: December 31, 1996
Genre: Gothic Fantasy OARPG
Business Model: B2P
Platform: PC, Mac, PS1
See also: Diablo II, Diablo III

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