Blizzard announced at E3 this past weekend that Diablo II Resurrected will launch on September 23, 2021.
I have been a little concerned that the only two new titles… both of which are remakes/remasters… that I am interested in so far this year, Diablo II Resurrected and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl were both looking to collide somewhere in Q4 when it came to release dates.
We heard at the end of May that Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl had launch date of November 19th.
Now we have the Diablo II Resurrected date, which is almost two months earlier. That seems like a pretty decent gap. And, if you pre-order, you can get in a few weeks early with the late beta… so, of course I pre-ordered like an idiot. They are singing my song here, or promising me I can relive my relative youth, or something. Just take my money already! Yes, I know I already own two copies of the old game, give me the remaster!
I am clearly still pretty excited about this title four months down the line since it was announced at BlizzConline. I would have been happy for old graphics that just scaled up to modern monitor sizes, but to get a full graphical remaster… with the ability to toggle to the old graphics… plus a lot of nice quality of life changes like a shard stash, that is killing it.
There is, of course, a new trailer up that shows some of the new graphics (and a bit of the old as well).
The launch date is also far enough out that it might be time for a break from Burning Crusade Classic.
So mark me down for this come September.