Blizzard Entertainment has announced Diablo II: Resurrected, the definitive remastering of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction expansion.
Diablo II: Resurrected takes the 2D sprite-based classic into a full 3D physically-based rendering, dynamic lighting, revamped animations, and spell effects in up to 4K resolution. Even the 27 minutes of the game’s classic cinematics are being remade. Audio is also remastered to support Dolby 7.1 surround sound.
Although remastered, the game still comes with Diabo II’s signature gameplay and systems, with a few added highly requested quality of life improvements, such as a shared stash. Diablo II: Resurrected also allows players to freely switch back-and-forth between modern and original graphics with a press of a button.
Diablo II: Resurrected features seven 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. 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.
Diablo II: Resurrected will be coming later this year to Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, with cross-progression between supported platforms.