Remake: Blizzard brings Diablo II back to life


Blizzard announced a remaster of the classic Diablo 2 at this year’s BlizzConline 2021 convention. With Diablo II: Resurrected the Spieleschmiede presents a faithful new edition of Diablo II including the addon Lord of Destruction with high-resolution 3D graphics and Dolby 7.1 surround sound.

© The  remaster should be released later this year. However, Blizzard did not name an official release date. Diablo II: Resurrected can be played on Windows PCs, the Xbox Series and Xbox One and on Sony’s PlayStation 5 and 4. ©

 The  new edition for Nintendo’s Switch will also be available. Furthermore, interested PC gamers can already register for an alpha test phase.

According to Blizzard, every 27 minutes of the original video sequences of the game are revised from the ground up, scene by scene. ©

 The  new edition itself should be able to be played with a resolution of up to 4K. ©

 The  soundscape of Sanctuary, including the iconic soundtrack of Diablo 2, also benefits from the introduced support for Dolby 7.1 surround sound.

In addition, it will be possible to switch between the modern graphics and that of the original game at any time at the push of a button. ©

 The  iconic gameplay of Diablo II, including all systems and peculiarities, should also remain. Blizzard only mentions a few changes that will improve the gaming experience. As an example, the Spieleschmiede explicitly names a shared loot chest compartment. With cross-platform advancement, characters created can be used on all systems while retaining their loot.

Of course, all of the character classes known from Diablo 2 are on board again. With the amazon, the barbarian and the legendary necromancer or the paladin or the sorceress, every avatar has its advantages and disadvantages. In addition, the Assassin and the Druid from the expansion Lord of Destruction are part of the game. This also applies to the four acts from the main game and act 5 from the addon. All gamers will meet familiar faces in the new edition too, such as the scholar Deckard Cain or Archangel Tyrael.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Diablo II was a game changer for Blizzard and for millions of players around the world. With Diablo II: Resurrected we’re bringing this classic back to the PC and for the first time on consoles – with cross-platform progress on all supported platforms – so that players can indulge in memories on the platform of their choice or experience the timeless gameplay of Diablo II for the very first time“Said J. Allen Brack, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “With new, high-quality sounds and graphics, the gameplay of Diablo II: Resurrected is still as engaging today as it was twenty years ago.

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