Remasters come and go, sometimes treating us to a favorite franchise that desperately cries for an updated makeover. BlizzCon 2021 revealed a gorgeous looking Diablo II: Resurrected, which is a remake/remaster of the demon stomping RPG sequel. Now, there have been whispers of remakes before, but finally seeing it so close to the 20-year anniversary is serendipitous.
The game will not only house a new visual layer of paint, but mechanical upgrades (e.g., auto-looting). Gamers will also be treated to new accessibility options, like colorblind mode. But, in the interest of the new visual upgrades, even all 27 minutes of cutscenes have been redone for the remake! However, if you are feeling that nostalgia kick, you can switch to the original version, too.
Unlike the XIII remake, it appears Diablo II: Resurrected will remain true to the original, despite having a brand-new shell. Also, the game will include the Lord of Destruction expansion to give fans a total Diablo 2 package.
Diablo II: Resurrected was not the only piece of Diablo information from BlizzCon. We received updates on the highly anticipated Diablo IV, which showcased the reveal of the rogue class. Thankfully, we have Diablo IV and Diablo II: Resurrected to look forward to, instead of pretending to care too much about Diablo Immortal. Then again, we all have phones, right?... Diablo II: Resurrected will raise hell later in 2021 on PC & consoles!