A splash screen has appeared on a sub-page of Diablo 3‘s Battle.net section, implying that the forthcoming Diablo 3 expansion will be called Reaper of Souls.
The page on which the splash screen is located isn’t linked from the main page (and it doesn’t link to anything else at this stage), but as said page’s subheading is “reaper-of-souls”, and as the background image is called “d3x_teaser-en-us.jpg”, it seems relatively legit.
Said background image displays a big dark doorway, with the text “Death, at last, shall spread its wings over all” quoted from the Book of Tyrael.
Diablo IncGamers (which is where I saw this news, fact fans) suggests that the title might relate to one of the Angiris Council – the high council of the angels – falling and becoming an angel of death. I don’t know any better, so for the time being, I’ll agree with them. They know more about this sort of thing than me.
The Diablo 3 expansion is expected to be officially announced at Gamescom next week, so with a bit of luck a lot of these mysteries will be a lot less mysterious very soon. You should stay awhile and listen, just to make sure.