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Blizzard Confirms and Illustrates Diablo II: Resurrected Remaster
The studio puts an end to several weeks of more or less solid rumors and continues its tradition of remaking its old glories.
In January of last year, Blizzard released Warcraft III: Reforged and clearly confirmed its desire to rejuvenate its old video game successes, initiated a few months earlier with the release of World of Warcraft Classic, a sort of return to the roots for one of the most famous massively multiplayer role-playing games. It worked so well that Blizzard will soon launch a Burning Crusade Classic. Warcraft III: Reforged, on the other hand, has been less well received, due to major features being left out.
Diablo II: Resurrected is not expected to have the same fate: the original game was less rich in "exotic" features. Confirmed at the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2021, this Diablo II redesign doesn't have a specific release date yet, but Blizzard mentioned a launch "sometime in 2021" before confirming that the project is expected to be released on Windows PC, but also on PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S. A way like any other to reach an audience that was too young when the original game was released (2000).
As you can see on the trailer above, Blizzard has decided to redo the entire cinematics of the game and its expansion Lord of Destruction, a total of 27 minutes. Of course, the graphic redesign will allow the image definition to be increased to 4K and the sound will be switched to Dobly Surround 7.1. The studio didn't mention crossplatform - play between different platforms - but character progression will be transferable. Finally, Blizzard said that two versions will be available: a "basic" with the base game and its expansion for 39.99 euros and the Prime Evil Collection for 59.99 euros. The latter will include Diablo II, Lord of Destruction, Diablo III, Reaper of Souls and the Necromancer.