D3 Barbarian = D2 Barbarian?

#0 - July 2, 2008, 8:14 p.m.
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This is something I was thinking about after watching the trailer. When the barbarian comes up to Decard Cain they show a sort of familiarity.

"Oh... there you are!"

"Cain? You still live?"

It was not like the two met for the first time, and the history section seems to make it seem like Cain has been down there studying for awhile.

Then I realized that compared to the old barbarian of D2, who looked younger, that this one was noticeably older. Maybe... 20 years older.

And then it hit me. Could this barbarian, the male version anyways, be considered the aged version of the one from Diablo 2? I kind of figured they would have some sort of character to represent the older classes, much like how the Dark Wanderer, Blood Raven (Or the merc rogues), and The Summoner represented the three Diablo 1 classes.

However, since this will be the first time a class has carried over in a Diablo game, then why not continue the story of the barbarian, by having them be the same "character"?

What do you all think?
#7 - July 2, 2008, 8:26 p.m.
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The barbarian in Diablo III is indeed the same character we all played in Diablo II. So his memories, interactions, and backstory all still exist, including his knowledge of Cain.