I buy CE, Can I still play on Release Day?

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Lets say I buy Collectors edition from Amazon. Can I still play the game on release day? or Do I have to wait for my copy to show up at my door. like a child at Christmas?

Or is there a work around to this situation?
I have a question too. Anyone sometime bought a game through amazon (use express post) and got the game the day of release ? Because i dont want to play like the 16.
check the MULTIPLE threads on this issue instead of creating a new one...

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4175421603
since the key is in the CE box, and you won't have the box until it arrives...

You'll have to wait like the child at Christmas.
Lets say I ask the same question that has been asked 20 times in the last two hours... Do I have to painstakingly prove yet again that I have no sense of humor?

Or is there a work around to this situation?
Thanks for the Info!
You can pre-load the game, but you still need to wait for your D3 box to get the serial key to activate your D3 account on b.net.

English EU version

http://www.mediafire.com/?buc72u3vckcnb3a

English US version

http://www.mediafire.com/?ar4eu0l2oc5kf6t
Lets say I buy Collectors edition from Amazon. Can I still play the game on release day? or Do I have to wait for my copy to show up at my door. like a child at Christmas?

Or is there a work around to this situation?


Per Bashiok:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4175421603?page=2#24

The Collector's Edition is only available from retail, and that means to play as soon as possible you'll want to hit a midnight release to pick it up. We don't have any plans to release a digital CE, it's a retail-only kind of thing. But! you may have a few options.

If you have the [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3767193/Sign_Up_for_the_World_of_Warcraft_Annual_Pass_and_Get_Diablo_III_Free-10_21_2011"]WoW Annual Pass[/url] (or go sign up for it now) you get a free digital copy of Diablo III. This will give you the game right at midnight, you can go download right now, all that stuff. Then, when you pick up your CE, you can overwrite the standard edition license with the CE license and you'll be granted 4 months of game time (more or less equivalent to the cost of the standard edition). So that's a good option. More info also available in the [url="http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/world-of-warcraft-annual-pass-faq"] Annual Pass FAQ[/url].

Alternatively, you can get the digital version now, play right at midnight, overwrite your license with your CE when you pick it up, and then contact our support department. In most situations they'll be able to grant you a new standard key, which you can then give to a friend, or whatever.

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