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Rumours have been dwelling in the depths of the internet for a while about a Diablo II remaster or remake. During BlizzConline 2021, Diablo II: Resurrected was announced and is coming to both PC and consoles sometime in 2021.
Diablo II first released over 20 years ago in June 2000 for PCs. The game is the fan favourite in the series, so much so that the upcoming Diablo IV harkens back to some of its mechanics and pacing. Diablo II: Resurrected will bring both the base game and the demonic Lord of Destruction DLC into the new-age, with 4k (2160p) resolution support on PC.
Diablo II: Resurrected will also feature a graphical upgrade to all monsters and heroes, cross-platform saving, and new Battle.net support with better leaderboards and user interface. The remaster will also have quality of life improvements, such as a stash expansion.
The game is being built upon the foundations of the original Diablo II – meaning Blizzard is including an on-the-fly style change. Brave adventurers will be able to flick between the old-school Diablo II look and the smoother, sleeker 4k upgrade with the press of a button.
A Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha is now open for sign-ups as of the game’s announcement at BlizzConline 2021. If you dare pursue the Dark Wanderer once again, you can sign up at the Diablo II website. The game releases sometime in 2021 on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series X|S.