After many years of waiting, it’s finally here! Come September 23rd, we will be able to play Diablo 2 Resurrected. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this!! Below is Blizzard’s press release about the release date.
The call to arms has been issued—who will stand ready at the gates of Hell to face the Lord of Terror? Diablo II: Resurrected™ is coming soon, a definitive remastering of Diablo II alongside its Lord of Destruction® expansion! On September 23, veteran and new players alike can save Sanctuary from the Burning Hells on Windows® PC, and for the first time on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Switch™.
Experience the timeless classic, now with high-resolution visuals (with support for up to 4K resolution) and remastered 7.1 Dolby Surround audio bringing the world of Sanctuary to life in a whole new way. Prepare to witness the original game’s cinematics, 27-minutes of epic storytelling, faithfully recreated to capture the dark ambiance so fondly remembered.
While Diablo II: Resurrected takes full advantage of today’s modern gaming hardware, it preserves the engaging hack-and-slash gameplay that is as engrossing today as it was twenty years ago—but with a handful of quality-of-life changes, such as a larger stash for players to store more of their loot and automatic gold pickup for ease. Above all else, Diablo II: Resurrected remains true to the original, and with a touch of a button, players can transport themselves into the nostalgic past, playing the game in the original 800×600 experience.
Players who wish to get their hands on the game will soon have a chance to do so. The Diablo II: Resurrected multiplayer open beta will kick-off in August and will feature five of the final game’s seven highly customizable character classes for players to choose from—the Amazon, Barbarian, Paladin, and Sorceress from the core game, as well as the Druid from the included Lord of Destruction expansion. The Necromancer and Assassin will be available when the game officially launches on September 23. Players who preorder the game will also gain early access to the open beta test taking place in August on supporting platforms.
Since our announcement, the community’s enthusiasm and support has been staggering. We can’t wait to begin this adventure and share more details with you on our upcoming beta test. So, rally your friends and stay tuned! Learn more from our website here, or for real-time updates, follow the Dark Lord on Twitter @Diablo!
Diablo 2 Resurrected will launch on September 23rd!
During a gameplay trailer at Microsoft’s E3 event, Diablo 2 Resurrected had its release date announced!
A tweet by Blizzard read: “On September 23rd, Evil will be resurrected”
On September 23rd, Evil will be resurrected.
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— Diablo (@Diablo) June 13, 2021
“Diablo 2 Ressurected is a remastered version of the old school action RPG Diablo II.
“Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction,” Blizzard continues.
“Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction.
“Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.”
PezRadar – Blizzard Community Manager
Hello all –
We embark on our final ladder reset before Diablo II: Resurrected launches worldwide! We expect this Ladder Reset to occur on the afternoon of June 11th Pacific Time.
Please note that we will continue having ladder resets for Diablo II Classic in the future. Diablo II: Resurrected will be on a separate cadence for ladder resets and we will have more information on that as we get closer to launch.
See you in Sanctuary!
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