Blizzard has announced that its Diablo 2 remake will be coming this year, in the form of Diablo 2: Resurrection.
The announcement was made at Blizzcon online, which unveiled the rumoured project to fans. Rather than being built from the ground up, Diablo 2: Resurrection will give the original game a lick of remastered paint with new art models and textures. The game’s also going to feature cross-platform progression, meaning you’ll be able to flip between consoles and PC when playing.
Compared to the original Diablo 2, Resurrection looks more like Diablo 3, with smooth animations and detailed textures. However, if you prefer the original’s antiquated charm, you can switch back and forth between styles, like in Starcraft Remastered. A description for the upcoming remaster can also be found on the official Diablo 2 site, which details the following:
“Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, now in up to 4K (2160p) resolution on PC. Diablo II Resurrected features:
Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected.
An epic story told through five distinct acts.
Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved.
Updated Battle.net support.
Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play.
… and much more!”
Despite being the same old Diablo 2 at heart, Resurrection is sure to keep fans busy while they wait on Diablo 4.
Blizzard previously stated that Diablo 4 would not be launching until at least 2022 but did provide a new trailer for one of its playable classes – the Rogue.
Hopefully, we’ll hear more about Diablo 4 before its release. Until then, fans can look forward to revisiting one of the best Diablo games ever made.
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