Diablo II: Resurrected was one of the surprise announcements during Blizzard’s BlizzConline. The game is confirmed to be coming to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, with the release expected to happen in later 2021. Diablo II was originally released in 2000 and has a big following since. Some of you may have saves from the Diablo II, and there is some good news. Players will be able to import saves from the original game so can continue the journey.
In an interview with IGN Middle East, Game Producer Matthew Cederquist said:
“Back when we were working on the remaster, we wondered if the old save files would work and we kind of shoved it in and it worked! And we were like, ‘okay, that’s the best feature ever’. So yes, your local singleplayer save files will carry over.””
The team was also asked about new content but stated that the focus was only on the original Diablo II experience and its expansion Lords of Destruction. The original voices will be maintained too though will sound better through the remaster process. There will also be some visual detail changes between the original version and Resurrected. For example, a stack of boxes in the original may instead be the remains of someone in the Resurrected version added a bit more detail to the world.
Diablo II: Resurrected Alpha
Blizzard will be running an tech alpha for Diablo II: Resurrected, and it is allowing players to opt in. If you are interested in getting some time with Diablo II: Resurrected before it is released then this will be for you. To opt in to the tech alpha for Diablo II: Resurrected you will need to head to the official Diablo II: Resurrected website, click on opt in and then log in to your Battle.net account. It is really quite a simple process. Blizzard will eventually notify you if you have been chosen to take part in the tech alpha.