Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Release Date: Sept. 23, 2021

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'Diablo II: Resurrected' Summons Release Date, Pre-order Gets Beta Access In August - Trailer

by Judy on June 13, 2021 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT

Diablo II: Resurrected faithfully remasters Diablo II and its expansion with hauntingly detailed high-res 3D visuals and Dolby 7.1 surround sound, while preserving its timeless gameplay.

Diablo II returns . . . and Hell has never looked better.

Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo II: Resurrected, the definitive remastering of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction expansion—two hallmark entries in the company's genre-defining action role-playingseries.

Diablo II: Resurrected welcomes back veteran heroes and invites a new generation of players to experience the game's sinfully dark storyline, thrilling loot chase, and visceral hack-and-slash gameplay with modernized visuals that take advantage of the latest gaming hardware.

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. The nightmarish sounds of Sanctuary and its memorable soundtrack have also been reinvigorated to support Dolby 7.1 surround sound. By leveling up the game's audio and visual capabilities, Diablo II: Resurrected will showcase the depth of gameplay and hallmark designs that continue to entertain players around the world to this day.

Diablo II: Resurrected is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on Sept. 23, 2021.

Players who preorder Diablo II: Resurrected or the Diablo Prime Evil Collection will receive a Heritage of Arreat transmog for Diablo III (available in-game by Sept. 23), which gives Diablo III barbarians access to the iconic blue war paint and leather armor of the Diablo II barbarian. Preorders also unlock early access to the open beta test taking place in August on supporting platforms.

Diablo II: Resurrected will be available as a stand-alone experience (suggested retail price $39.99) or as part of the Diablo Prime Evil Collection (suggested retail price $59.99), which includes:

  • Diablo II: Resurrected
  • The Diablo III Eternal Collection, comprising Diablo III, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer content pack
  • The Mephisto pet and Hatred's Grasp wings for Diablo III

The multiplayer open beta test, coming in August, will allow Xbox and PC gamers the opportunity to get in early and try the game with their friends for a limited time.

"The Lord of Terror has demanded that we remaster Diablo II, and we are excited to do his bidding by bringing Diablo II: Resurrected to PC and console players this September, with cross-progression so everyone can enjoy it on their preferred system," said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. "We also look forward to welcoming new and returning Diablo players to our upcoming multiplayer open beta. Their feedback will help us put the finishing touches on a game we hope players will continue to enjoy for many years to come."

Open Beta:

  • Get early access to the open beta – Players who choose to pre-order the game on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, or Xbox One will have early access to the multiplayer open beta. The multiplayer open beta will be available in August and will be the last public test before launch.
  • Test the multiplayer experience – Multiplayer will be a huge part of Diablo II: Resurrected and the open beta will focus on co-op (supporting up to 8 players) as well as PvP play.
  • The more, the merrier – Players can choose from five of the game's seven total playable classes in the multiplayer open beta— joining the Amazon, Barbarian, and Sorceress are the ferocious Druid and the righteous Paladin.
  • More details to be announced later – Dates for early access to the open beta and the open beta, as well as more details about the content and features of the open beta, will be announced soon.

For those who would prefer a more nostalgic experience, players will be able to freely switch back-and-forth between the modern graphics and the original experience at any time with the press of a button. While Diablo II: Resurrected may look like an all-new game, Diablo II's signature gameplay and systems are completely intact, quirks and all, adding a few highly requested quality of life improvements, such as a shared stash.

Diablo II: Resurrected features even highly customizable character classes for players to choose from—the Amazon, Barbarian, Necromancer, Paladin, and Sorceress from the core game, as well as the Assassin and Druid from the included Lord of Destruction expansion. Players will be able to make each character their own by selecting skills and talent builds, crafting and socketing items, collecting complete gear sets, acquiring unique arms and armor, assembling Rune Word combinations, and much more.

Diablo II: Resurrected is an all-inclusive package containing a lifetime of adventures. It will take players to the deadly world of Sanctuary, where they will face Diablo, the Lord of Terror, and the forces of Hell through all four thrilling Acts of the original Diablo II campaign. They'll meet beloved mentor and scholar Deckard Cain, fight alongside the Archangel Tyrael, and encounter other pantheonic characters who have become an indelible part of gaming history. This edition also includes all of the content from the Lord of Destruction expansion, with the journey continuing into Act V, where players will brave the dangers of Mount Arreat before facing Baal, the eponymous Lord of Destruction.

Key Features:

  • The Burning Hells opens its gates in the fall – Diablo II: Resurrected will release globally on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on September 23, 2021.
  • A classic reborn – The original 2D sprite-based models are reborn with full 3D physically-based rendering. Upgraded visuals also include new animations, dynamic lighting, new textures, and updated visual effects Explore the Sanctuary of players' nightmares, now in stunning 4K resolution.
  • Relive the terror – Diablo II: Resurrected will feature all 27 minutes of cinematics from the original game that have been remade, shot-for-shot, with stunning high-fidelity visuals, immersing players deeper into the dark storyline than ever before.
  • Available for pre-purchase on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One — Diablo II: Resurrected can be purchased as a standalone experience or as part of the Diablo Prime Evil Collection, which includes Diablo II: Resurrected, Diablo® III, the Reaper of Souls™ expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and exclusive cosmetic items for Diablo III.

Diablo II: Resurrected is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on Sept. 23, 2021 for $39.99.

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