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Diablo II: Resurrected is Here for Nostalgia and New Audiences

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Diablo II: Resurrected, Blizzard's reimagining of the classic is now live. The release brings a whole new, remastered edition of the game and its Lord of Destruction expansion, into the modern visual and audio realms.

In bringing Diablo II: Resurrected to life, the team wanted to bring the classic game to a new audience, and spiffing things up wasn't the only way to do that. The release features controller support on all platforms, a remastered Dolby Surround audio, and support for up to 4K resolution. All of the original cinematics have been completely reshot with new visuals and presented as part of the package that should feel nostalgic but also modern.

Of note, is the fact that the original Diablo II engine is still part of the new release. As we've had the pleasure of going over in our latest interview, the project was not only a matter of modernizing things but it was, at its heart, about preservation too. With a beloved game, some might clean up the graphics and port it over but this is a different sort of project for Vicarious Visions and Blizzard.

You'll have the original seven classes, the Amazon, Barbarian, Paladin, Necromancer, Sorceress, Druid, and Assassin across Diablo II and the expansion, now in 3D with updated armor, textures, and animations. The entire project is this way, adding new details and animations to monsters and a cleaned up detail for the environments too. But if you're feeling more nostalgic and just want the game to take you back, well you can also turn on 2D mode.

Diablo II: Resurrected also added a ton of keybinding options, accessibility options like colorblind mode and font scaling, auto gold pickup, an emote wheel, and more. Also of note is that those who owns the game on multiple platforms, like PC and a console, can use Battle.net accounts to play and have seamless progression across them. Head to the official site for everything Diablo II, including the new release.


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Christina Gonzalez