Diablo 3's Monk Class Revealed

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Update: Screenshots and a splash of backstory are now available for your titillation.

The latest class announced for Blizzard's Diablo III is the Monk, a character first introduced in the original Diablo's 'Hellfire' expansion.

An image of the Monk leaked early on the Korean Blizzard site, beating the official announcement at BlizzCon.

"It's a class that has its roots in old school fantasy, but we believe you haven't seen it quite like this before," said Blizzard's Chris Metzen during the official unveiling. "I'm very proud to introduce to you, the new Diablo 3, with all of its open-handed, Tiger-strike packed fury, the Monk."

A cinematic using the Diablo III engine was hsown, with a bald-headed, staff-wielding Monk battling a fire-shooting demon. The beareded Monk used its bare hands near the end, finishing off the demon with an open-palmed attack.

Gameplay footage showed the Monk using quick jabs and punches to attack enemies, with several attacks that hit many monsters in quick succession.

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    August 21, 2009 11:52 AM

    for real? I hate leaks.

    anyway, can't wait to see the gameplay officially from blizz. seems kinda lame but blizz has yet to disappoint me :)

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      August 21, 2009 12:06 PM

      lol um leak? I think it's called an announcement. hurrrr

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        August 21, 2009 12:07 PM

        it was first leaked on the korean d3 site I think...