Diablo II Resurrected is coming September 23

Blizzard announced at E3 this past weekend that Diablo II Resurrected will launch on September 23, 2021.

Just a few months away

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.

4 thoughts on “Diablo II Resurrected is coming September 23

  1. PCRedbeard

    I’m not planning on pre-ordering, but yes, this is on my wishlist too.

    And to be fair, I suspect that quite a few people who followed the Meta to the letter will be sick and tired of running dungeons by the time this is released, so this will be perfect for them. (To be fair, some of them are sick of certain dungeons already.)


  2. Naithin

    I’m super on the fence about Diablo 2: Remaster still. I loved D2 so much at the time. But I’m really struggling to decide whether I would have fun with it *now* or whether I risk instead tarnishing the memories.

    I think ultimately I’ll end up giving it a go if I’m being honest.

    I just don’t know whether that will prove to be a good idea or not. ;)


  3. Carson

    Naithin I’m in the same boat as you. I WISH I was excited about this release. Diablo 2 was probably the first game I would describe as having been “THE game I play”. I played nothing else for a long stretch of time. I delved deeply into the theorycrafting, data mining, tool making, etc. I was totally invested.

    But that was roughly two decades ago. I’m NOT excited about it. I know that it had so much depth and complexity at the time, but compared to subsequent games I’ve gotten invested in, there’s really not much to it.

    Like WoW Classic, I think I’ll give it a miss. Nostalgia mining isn’t really my thing.

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