Retailers worldwide are now taking pre-orders for Diablo 3 on PS3 for a suggested price of £49.99, Blizzard has announced.

As an added incentive, players who pre-order the game will receive an exclusive in-game item: the Infernal Helm, which grants an experience point boost to any character who wears it.

Select retailers will also offer limited edition bonuses.

"We've poured blood, sweat, and hellfire into creating an epic Diablo III experience for PlayStation gamers," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "In addition to including all the improvements from the PC version over the past year, we've made several updates to Diablo III for play on the PS3. We got a ton of positive feedback from players who tried the game at PAX East, and we can't wait to get it into everyone's hands later this year."

Diablo 3 was released for PC back on May 15, 2012 and became the fastest-selling PC game of all time. As of December 31, 2012, the game had sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

A release date for the PS3 version is still to be announced. A PS4 version is also due for release at a later date.

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Source: Press release