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Diablo 2 Resurrected announced for PC and consoles with cross-progression
Remastered game revealed at BlizzCon and coming in 2021
Blizzard Entertainment has announced Diablo 2 Resurrected for release on PC and consoles in 2021.
It’s coming to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch with support for cross-progression.
Diablo 2 Resurrected was revealed during the BlizzCon 2021 opening ceremony.
Blizzard president J. Allen Brack said: “Diablo 2 Resurrected is a full HD remaster of both the original game and the expansion Lord of Destruction.
“It takes the 2D sprite-based classic that we love and brings it into the present in 3D utlising up to date graphical rendering and lighting technologies.
“It also includes modernising,” Brack said. “All 27 minutes of cinematics recreated shot for shot with the explicit intention of preserving both the look and the pacing of the original movies.”
The game features both classic and remastered visuals, which players can switch between on the fly. Blizzard said Diablo 2’s signature gameplay and systems are unchanged, “quirks and all”, but there have been quality of life improvements including a shared stash.
The remaster has been developed with Vicarious Visions, the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy studio which Activision Blizzard recently folded into Blizzard.
Blizzard also provided a fresh look at Diablo 4 on Friday with the reveal of the highly customisable Rogue character class.