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Diablo 2: Resurrected Announced

Blizzard Entertainment reveals long-rumored remaster of action RPG classic Diablo II for PC and consoles.

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Diablo II: Resurrected Announced

Earlier in May 2020, reports of a high-definition remake of action role-playing hack-and-slash game Diablo 2 surfaced on French gaming site ActuGaming, followed by a Bloomberg article last month only to hype up long-time series fans.

As one of the highlights of BlizzConline 2021 today, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment officially announces Diablo II: Resurrected to arrive in 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Diablo 2: Resurrected gets announced through a brand-new official trailer during BlizzConline digital event.

Since there has been confusion among fans last year regarding whether Diablo 2: Resurrected a remake or remaster, series executive producer Rod Fergusson clarifies that it's indeed a faithful remaster and not a full remake by any chance.

PS5 and Series X platforms will take advantage of advanced SSD drives to deliver faster loading times. Online features are accessible amidst same console family and Blizzard has plans to add cross-platform and local co-op play in future.

PC players and next-generation console owners can enjoy running Diablo II remaster at 60 FPS in 4K resolution. Current-gen systems will run at lower resolutions while Windows PC version to support ultra-wide monitors and gamepads.

Blizzard Entertainment, in association with Vicarious Visions has updated original graphics of D2 with a modern 3D layer. You can go back and forth between classic mode at 800x600 resolution or remastered version anytime in a single click.

Using shared stash system, you can move items for all playable characters by simply placing any select stuff into a chest. Previously, players would have to create a mule character for a singular purpose of moving items amongst everyone.

Blizzard will let you store characters at dedicated servers of and may end up adding ray-tracing effects later in 2021. Despite making no major gameplay changes, minor tweaks like auto-pickup for gold and loots are introduced.

Blizzard confirms that Resurrected will not feature any micro-transactions and it won't replace original D2 like Warcraft III: Reforged. It also includes all previously released content and Lord of Destruction expansion pack in one bundle.

Blizzard had to remake additional cut-scenes for Diablo II: Resurrected since they couldn't just upscale its original resolution somehow. Fans are invited to sign up at official website for a PC-exclusive technical alpha test on a later date.