One of the biggest news items out of Blizzcon 2021 Online was that Blizzard would release a Diablo II remaster called Diablo II: Resurrected. Featuring a full 3D reskin of the game alongside the original pixel version with a modern online Battle.net offering featuring cross platform progression this looks like it could be on the biggest gaming releases of this year! Currently, it's not easy to play Diablo II as it requires you to install the game and install a handful of mods and hacks to play it on modern systems. One great part of modern gaming is keeping old games fresh for new audiences and remasters are a big part of that. Hopefully Blizzard can dial this remaster in as there was quite a bit of discontent with the last remaster of Warcraft III. In the end I really though the WarCraft III Remaster was quite good but hopefully this one does better with everyone!

Here are a few notable features coming:

* 8 Player co-op
* Revamped ladder seasons
* Personal Stash increased from 6x8 to 10x10 grid
* Shared Stash tab available to all characters on a single Battle.net account.
* Transfer gear easily between heroes—no mules required.
* Bring your characters and loot across all supported platforms. Retain your level, quest, progress, skills, and talents.

https://diablo2.blizzard.com/en-us/#overview

"Pre-register for a chance to take part in the technical alpha: https://diablo2.blizzard.com/

Arise, Diablo, Lord of Terror. Diablo II: Resurrected is the definitive remastering of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction expansion — two hallmark entries in Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining action role-playing series.
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GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 02/20/2021 at 01:02am

Yes! I have the Diablo 2 Battle Chest. I was definitely able to play it without mods. In fact, I didn't even know there were mods for it. But, I couldn't get past the graphical downgrade from Diablo 3. Since the game is getting a fresh re-skin, I am definitely interested.

So, I checked out the pre-register link. I see two versions and I'm trying to discover the difference, but I can't seem to find it. If you figure this out, could you let me know, please?

I did read that the game will be out "on or before December 2021." I look forward to seeing updates about this.

Thanks for sharing!!!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/20/2021 at 02:58am

The difference seems to be the more expensive version nets you some Mephisto wings and pet in Diablo 3.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 02/20/2021 at 04:54am

Ok, it seems I overlooked that. It seems that I don't need the Prime Evil Collection as I already have everything it seems to include, maybe with an exception to some of the cosmetic things, which I don't need. I do have some cosmetic things, though I doubt a pet Mephisto is something I have.

Speaking of Mephisto, it has been speculated that he will have something to do with WandaVision.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/20/2021 at 06:59pm

😈

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/20/2021 at 06:59pm

I’m not sure how many platforms I’ll buy it on 🤣💰

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 03/05/2021 at 10:22am

It looks like you'll be over to carry your saved data from the original game, if you still have it, into the remaster. And, just like some other remasters, it'll include a toggle to switch between remastered and original graphics.

Source: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/diablo-2-resurrected-will-carry-over-save-data-from-original-release/1100-6488442/

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/05/2021 at 02:38pm

Wow. Didn’t expect that.

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