With the remade version being released this year, Diablo 2 is sure to be a hot commodity once again. Vicarious Visions has been taking care of the remake, and it’s clear they found one their favorite projects.
Diablo II was, like its predecessor, immediately commercially successful, staying near the top of game sales charts in the years following its release. The game featured four Acts that were accessible sequentially; however, Diablo II switched to a “world” style of gaming (ala World of Warcraft) for the fifth act completion. For many people, this was actually seen as cool because you were able to unlock shortcuts back to previous levels afterwards.
VG247.com explains that this remake of Majora’s Mask is going to have a lot of upgrades, such as 4K resolution and upgrades on all other things previous mentioned. There will be more new animations, redrawn graphics, improved audio (supporting Dolby 7.1 Surround) and more in the remake!
Diablo II will also include the option to experience the game with modern or retro graphics. Command and Conquer and Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap both include this feature and fans always appreciate the opportunity to swap between the two modes, which can bring back more memories. Sometimes we just prefer to remember our childhood with a little less clarity and detail than we want in our new reality.
One thing that PC gamers such as myself can point to that is better than console is modding. The Diablo II’s project page claims that “the add-on world is rife with interesting content.” One of the most popular Diablo II mods was Interface Zero 2.0 – With this mod, almost everything you could touch and use has been updated and redesigned to make the game feel like it has a modern, otherworldly feel brought to it.
Starcraft II is slated for release in later in 2021, so fans should not expect it to slip back into 2022. The release date has yet to be set in stone, however.
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