Proving the previous reports true, Blizzard has formally announced Diablo II: Resurrected, the remaster of the classic from way back 2000. The remaster is set to release across all major platforms like the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this year, with the next-gen consoles featuring next-gen upgrades such as faster loading and higher frame rates in stunning 4K resolution.
The announcement comes during day 1 of BlizzConline, and was a definitely a great way to kick of the festivities for this year.
Blizzard makes it clear that this is a remaster and not a remake, and fans of the game will have little to worry about since Vicarious Visions, the recently acquired studio by Activision, will be handling. Vicarious Visions, in case you didn’t know, was responsible for the recent Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster.
Diablo II: Resurrected will contain all of the previous content released from the Lord of Destruction expansion, including the Assassin and Druid Class. The game will also offer players a whole slew of upgrades and quality of life features, such as cross-progression and shared stash, and interestingly, all 27 minutes of the cinematics from the original game will be remade as well, bringing the full experience back to life.
For those who would prefer a more nostalgic experience, players will be able to freely switch back-and-forth between the modern graphics and the original experience at any time with the press of a button.
Excited for this? There will be a technical alpha test for the PC later this year and you can sign up on the official Diablo website to register your interest.