The classic action role-playing game Diablo 2 is getting a remake for consoles and PC this year. The classic title will appear under the name Diablo II: Resurrected for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, among others.
As part of the BlizzConline, Blizzard Entertainment officially announced that the action role-playing game Diablo II: Resurrected will be available this year for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. A specific date has not yet been given. However, PC players can register for a technical alpha on the official site.
With Diablo II: Resurrected, which is being developed by Vicarious Visions (Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2), the classic title is again coming on the PC in a technically modern guise and for the first time, it is also coming to the consoles. For this purpose, it will also offer cross-save support so that you can use your own progress across platforms.
From the official side it says, among other things: “Diablo II: Resurrected takes the 2D sprite-based classic and brings it into the present with full 3D physically-based rendering, dynamic lighting, revamped animations and spell effects—all stunningly delivered in up to 4K resolution. All 27 minutes of the game’s classic cinematics, chronicling the journey of the mysterious Dark Wanderer, are being remade—shot for shot—from the ground up.”
Furthermore, the soundscape, including the soundtrack, was equipped with support for Dolby 7.1 surround sound. If desired, you can switch back and forth between modern graphics and classic graphics at any time. The iconic gameplay remains with all the systems and peculiarities, whereby some improvements to the game experience are made so that, among other things, one is offered a common loot chest compartment.
You can choose from a total of seven character classes. Accordingly, the Amazon, the Barbarian, the Necromancer, the Paladin, and the Sorceress will return from the main game. In addition, the assassin and the druid from the Lord of Destruction expansion will also be available. Each character can be customized by determining skills and talents, creating and socketing items, collecting complete equipment sets, finding unique weapons and armor, using rune words, and exploring other possibilities.
A first trailer and a deep dive video also give us an insight into Diablo II: Resurrected.