The signs had already intensified in the run-up to BlizzConline 2021, now it’s official: The re will be a full remake of Diablo II with the subtitle Ressurected, which will even be available for all relevant platforms this year.
Long-time fans of the action RPG franchise will get fresh food even before Diablo IV officially hits the ground. As part of BlizzConline 2021, Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed a revived version of the timeless classic with Diablo II: Ressurected;
The re were corresponding rumors in the run-up to the event.
The release is planned for PC, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Switch in 2021. Registrations for a technical alpha test phase are already possible on Diablo2.com.
The classic 2D sprites are now converted to 3D thanks to physically based rendering and offer dynamic lighting, new animations and magic effects and resolutions up to 4K. Every 27 minutes of the game’s original video sequences are reworked from the ground up, scene by scene, bringing the Dark Wanderer’s journey to life.
The nightmarish soundscape of Sanctuary, including the game’s soundtrack, has also been taken to a new level with the support of Dolby 7.1 surround sound.
The gameplay with all systems and peculiarities should be preserved one way or another, although some minor optimizations have been made, for example a common loot chest compartment.
The development is taken over by Blizzard Entertainment and the new in-house studio Vicarious Visions. Cross-platform progress across all supported platforms will also be integrated by these.