The long-rumored makeover of the second Diablo game, called Diablo II: Resurrected, is finally official. The game is coming out this year, Blizzard confirmed.
What’s new and what’s not?
Blizzard said that a PC-only, “technical alpha” version of Diablo II: Resurrected will launch soon. This one’s for the most dedicated fans to provide feedback on the game. The finished product is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, XSX/S, PlayStation 4, and the PS5. The remastered version of the 2000 classic will include both the base game and its expansion, Lord of Destruction, as was to be expected.
Diablo II Resurrected replaces Diablo II’s 2D sprites fully 3D-rendered models. The end result is a much higher level of graphical fidelity. More specifically, Blizzard is targeting resolutions up to 4K. With that said, players will also be able to revert back to the
original graphics at will; whether for an influx of nostalgia or just to realize how much worse the game looked than what they remember. Blizzard also promised 7.1 Dolby Surround support and 27 minutes of remastered cutscenes for Diablo II: Resurrected. All seven classes, as well as the game’s roster of bosses, will remain unchanged. Blizzard didn’t change any of the game’s itemization or balance, so it should feel as replayable as it did 20 years ago.