Can you believe it’s been 20 years? 20 years and the game is still massively popular which is quite an accomplishment. It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and take a look back at Diablo 2’s launch.
On the 29th of June, Diablo 2 will be turning 20. With this special date approaching some members of the community have been trying to tie that date in with a Diablo 2 Resurrected announcement. Think again because Blizzard has commented.
Yesterday IGN posted a snippet of a longer interview with Max Schaefer and Matt Uelmen. In that snippet, they talked about the rumoured Diablo remaster. A longer version of that interview is now available for your viewing pleasure.
We are waiting for some indication from Blizzard that the much talked about Diablo 2 remaster is in development. Today Max Schaefer and Matt Uelman who worked on the original at Blizzard North talk about what they would like to see in a Diablo 2 remaster from Blizzard.
Just in case you forgot, the Diablo 2 ladder is resetting today (5 June). Seeing as resets are never that well publicised, I thought this would be a timely reminder to the Diablo 2 community here at PureDiablo.
A few days ago we reported that Blizzard would be taking part in IGN’s Summer of Gaming events. We have no idea what Blizzard will be showing but there is now a schedule of events from IGN. Could one of the listings be that Diablo 2 remaster?
The Diablo 2 remaster rumour mill is churning again following the latest Activision Blizzard financial call. We’ve heard a Diablo 2 remaster can’t easily be done from the man behind the original but are Blizzard working on something after all?
Author of the Stay Awhile and Listen book series on the history of Diablo and Blizzard North, David Craddock, has released a lengthy excerpt from the books. The free to read excerpt covers the atmosphere of the levels and demons leading up to the encounter against Diablo. This has been released to help battle the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Diablo community comes up with some cracking stuff, whether it’s fan art, cosplay or in this case even music. A cover version of the Diablo 2 Rogue Theme, which you will all recognise, has been posted for your listening pleasure.
The trailers for the first two Diablo games were superb for their time and really helped set the scene with some hellish imagery. Diablo games are meant to be dark and foreboding and the Diablo 2 intro cinematic helped set that tone perfectly. Now it looks even better thanks to some remastering work.