Blizzard has finally announced Diablo 2 Resurrected, one of the worst-kept secrets in the video game industry. This rekindling of the 20-year-old action role-playing great has fans aflutter – here we have a remaster – not a remake – of the game that for many defined the genre. It is an understatement to say Diablo 2 is fondly remembered. It is beloved.
And so we come to Diablo 2 Resurrected, which adds a remaster layer on top of an original underbelly. And so it should feel, pound for pound, as it did all those years ago, with a few things brought up to speed here, a few quirks left in there. The reveal trailer is below:
Things are certainly heating up in the world of Diablo. Blizzard’s plan for Diablo 2 Resurrected is for it to lead series newcomers directly into mobile game Diablo Immortal, which is set right after the events of the second game. Viewed through the lens of Immortal, Diablo 2 Resurrected is a prequel of sorts. And then there’s Diablo 4, which is still a while away, waiting in the wings. That’s three new Diablo games all in development at Blizzard, while support for the nine-year-old Diablo 3 continues.