Blizzard is remaking the original Diablo in Diablo III
Tarryn van der Byl·
Oh em jeez, this is totally happening. Announced at BlizzCon over the weekend, “The Darkening of Tristram” will be launched as a free update for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC and consoles, featuring a 16-level dungeon, the four main bosses of the first Diablo game, “retro touches like special graphics filters and eight-direction character movement”, plus items like Wirt’s Leg and the Soulstone gem, and exclusive portraits, sigils, and other stuff. The remake will be out sometime in January as a new annual event, available only for a limited time.
Diablo II‘s death lover will be coming back to Sanctuary as a sold-separately DLC add-on, “Rise of the Necromancer”, scheduled to drop next year.
“Necromancers can expect darker, more controlled gameplay centered around the raw materials of life: blood and bone,” reads the official blurb. “Grounded in a philosophical, pragmatic approach to life and death, they’re more like a calculated conductor of the darkest arts. Deadly serious in their practice, they are the experts of curses and reanimation—and their pets obey their every command.”