A few days ago a fan asked Jay Wilson (@Angryrobotics) and Bashiok: “on a scale of 1 to 10, (1=not even close, 10=imminent,) how close are we to that all important #D3 announcement? :)” and Jay Wilson replied with: “9”.
Rumors are now flying even more crazily about the impending release date announcement and most people/retailers have settled on April 17th. Another fan asked Jay “can you debunk the rumor of april 17th or confirm?” and he replied with “I cannot debunk or confirm.”
Whether we should be reading into this statement or not remains to be seen, but I would not be the least bit surprised if that date is in fact accurate.