Like an archaeological locate found in the dunes of Diablo 2 Items an unkempt garage, or simply a way to re-introduce a classic into a new audience, the idea of a remaster is never a bad thing in and of itself. In fact it is often cause for celebration. Case in point, Diablo II: Resurrected. Which visits the Y2K strike from Blizzard North locate its way to modern consoles and PC hardware later this year.
When rumours began to pop up that Blizzard were actively working on or toying with the idea of bringing back the iconic action-RPG — most started to wonder exactly what that would look like. Can the 2D sprite-based visuals of Diablo II be awarded the 4K makeover ala StarCraft: Remastered, or could it be of a built-from-the-ground-up remake with new visuals and perhaps reimagined content also. Questions that arose on account of this game’s pedigree.
Describing Diablo II as iconic is not only a random descriptor, it’s a seminal release which not only helped define a genre but laid the groundwork for a long time in which loot, real-time activity, participant advancement, and objects like assembles and weapons and character classes became ubiquitous as military shooters that concentrated on gruff soldiers with assault rifles. Probably.
At BlizzCon last month, when we got our first glimpse at Diablo II: Resurrected, the surprise came not from the announcement itself but in how the execution seemingly exceeded all expectations. Impressive, modern 3D visuals that remain true to the appearance and feel of the original. Visuals that sit at the top of Buy Diablo 2 Resurrected Items those classic 2000-era pixels, introducing a radical visual makeover which preserves what makes Diablo II, well, D2.