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E3 2021: Diablo II Resurrected Gets A Release Date Of September 23rd, 2021

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E3 2021: Diablo II Resurrected Gets A Release Date Of September 23rd, 2021

Diablo II Resurrected finally has a release date, seeing the Blizzard ARPG remake release on September 23rd, 2021. 

Announced during the Xbox + Bethesda E3 2021 showcase (I know, right?), the remade version of the venerable ARPG will see both the mainline game as well as its Lord of Destruction expansion hit Xbox One, Series S|X, PlayStation consoles, PC and Nintendo Switch in September, though players won't be waiting that long to go hands on. A multiplayer beta is slated to launch this August on supported platforms. 

Diablo II Remastered itself is a fully remade version of the iconic ARPG, though while its visually been remade, the gameplay is still the original gameplay you'd expect if you were booting this up in the olden days. 

Via Blizzard: 

"While Diablo II: Resurrected takes full advantage of today’s modern gaming hardware, it also preserves the timeless hack-and-slash gameplay that is as engrossing and enjoyable today as it was twenty years ago—with a few quality-of-life updates Diablo veterans have been clamoring for, such as a larger stash and automatic gold pickup. Players experiencing teary-eyed nostalgia as they relive fond memories of spinning hammers and exploding corpses can seamlessly swap between the modern graphics and the original 800x600 resolution experience with the push of a button."

You can check out the full trailer in the embed above. In case you missed it too, check out our impressions from the technical alpha from the perspective of a Diablo noob.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore