Diablo II: Resurrected Announced, Rogue Revealed for Diablo IV
During its BlizzConline event, Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo II: Resurrected, a remaster of the 2000 isometric hack-and-slash action RPG. The game will be released in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.
Diablo II: Resurrected will include both the base game and its Lord of Destruction expansion. It switches the sprite-based visuals of the original to full 3D models with dynamic lighting and revamped animations and spell effects, supporting 4K resolution where available. The game’s 27 minutes of cinematics are also being remade. Players will be able to easily switch between classic and revamped graphics with progression able to be shared between platforms across a linked Battle.net account.
In addition, Blizzard unveiled a fourth class for the upcoming Diablo IV. The Rogue is a mobile class designed to offer versatility to players with different ways to attack enemies such as poisons, shadow magic, and techniques. Luis Barriga (Game Director), John Mueller (Art Director), Joe Piepiora (Lead Systems Designer), and Careena Kingdom (Lead Animator) took part in a deep dive panel, which covered the Rogue, mounts, camps, vertical movement, PvP, and more. Announced in 2019, Diablo IV is in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and does not currently have a release window.
Finally, Wyatt Cheng (Lead Designer) and Caleb Arseneaux (Lead Game Producer) participated in an “Alpha and Beyond” panel for mobile title Diablo Immortal. The panel covered impressions from the game’s technical alpha version, skills systems, progression options, zone events, and more. Diablo Immortal was originally announced in 2018 for iOS and Android and does not currently have a release window.
Diablo II: Resurrected Screenshots
Diablo II: Resurrected Announcement Trailer
Diablo II: Resurrected Deep Dive Panel
Diablo IV Rogue Screenshots
Diablo IV Rogue Announcement Trailer
Diablo IV What’s Next Panel
Diablo Immortal Alpha and Beyond Panel