Following months of speculation, the Diablo 2 Resurrected release date has been set for September 2021. That's not all — the Diablo 2: Resurrected multiplayer open beta is coming even sooner.
Diablo 2 Resurrected is a remaster of Diablo 2, an action RPG that arguably helped popularize the genre (and the Diablo franchise) into the juggernaut it is today. There have been many imitators, but it's tough to beat one of the best. We now know that we'll be able to play this hotly-anticipated remaster in a little more than three months — check out the Diablo 2: Resurrected Street Date Trailer to see some stunning new scenes!
Diablo 2: Resurrected preserves the spirit and gameplay of the original while also upgrading the graphics and transitioning from a 2D isometric style to a fully 3D experience that's pretty darn good. You don't have to play with the new graphics, mind — you can switch back to the original graphics in glorious widescreen format in realtime at the push of a button.
Now, Blizzard Entertainment has made the wonderful reveal that the Diablo 2: Resurrected release date has been locked in for later this year. That's a bit over 20 years following the release of the original game.
When is the Diablo 2: Resurrected Release Date?
The Diablo 2 Resurrected release date is September 23, 2021. Best of all, you'll be able to play it even sooner than that — the Diablo 2: Resurrected Multiplayer Open Beta is coming even sooner than that.
When is the Diablo 2: Resurrected Multiplayer Open Beta Start Date?
The Diablo 2: Resurrected Multiplayer Open Beta start date will be arriving roughly a month earlier in August 2021 according to a press release; unfortunately, a specific start date has not yet been announced. Five of the game's seven playable characters will be available to test in this beta; the Necromancer and the Assassin will, unfortunately, not be selectable for this test period.
The new scenes shown off in the trailer are looking pretty darn good! For now, you can pre-purchase Diablo 2: Resurrected starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent via Battle.net.
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