Diablo II: Resurrected release date set to terrorize Switch in September

Diablo II: Resurrected release date Activision Blizzard September 23, 2021

Blizzard has announced a Diablo II: Resurrected release date of Sept. 23, 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC with a new trailer. Unlike Warcraft III: Reforged, which managed to disappoint and alienate fans across the world, this game is an extremely faithful remake of its original version that even allows you the option to play the game in its original 2D at its 800×600 resolution. You will probably want to take advantage of the new 3D graphics though, which includes “all 27 minutes of cinematics, recreated with stunning high-fidelity visuals that faithfully reproduce the critically acclaimed originals and match the spirit of the modernized game’s graphics.”

Diablo II: Resurrected remakes both the base game and the Lord of Destruction expansion, and it will retail for $39.99 in its normal version and also be available in a $59.99 Diablo Prime Evil Collection. The latter will include the Rise of the Necromancer content pack, a Mephisto pet and Hatred’s Grasp wings for Diablo III, and (for preordering) a Heritage of Arreat transmog for Diablo III.

If you’re still feeling antsy about the potential quality of this game following some of Activision Blizzard’s recent misfires, check out sister site The Escapist’s positive preview from earlier this year. Either way, this release date for Diablo II: Resurrected makes the month of September a bit packed, in a good way.

[Source: PR]

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!