The rumours were true.
Diablo 2 Resurrected was today announced by Blizzard, a remaster of the classic title on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, PS4, PS5 and Switch.
The remaster will also include the Lord of Destruction expansion and cross-progression between all platforms.
“Diablo 2 Resurrected welcomes back veteran heroes and invites a new generation of players to experience the game’s sinfully dark storyline, thrilling loot chase, and visceral hack-and-slash gameplay with modernised visuals that take advantage of the latest gaming hardware,” Blizzard said in a press release.
“Diablo 2 Resurrected takes the 2D sprite-based classic and brings it into the present with full 3D physically- based rendering, dynamic lighting, revamped animations and spell effects—all stunningly delivered in up to 4K resolution. All 27 minutes of the game’s classic cinematics, chronicling the journey of the mysterious Dark Wanderer, are being remade—shot for shot—from the ground up.
“The nightmarish sounds of Sanctuary and its memorable soundtrack have also been reinvigorated to support Dolby 7.1 surround sound. By levelling up the game’s audio and visual capabilities, Diablo 2 Resurrected will showcase the depth of gameplay and hallmark designs that continue to entertain players around the world to this day.”
An upcoming PC technical alpha test is also planned.
Diablo 2 Resurrected is planned for a 2021 release on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, PS4, PS5 and Switch.