Diablo II Remake Will Reportedly Be Unveiled at BlizzConline 2021

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Blizzard’s heavily rumored remake of Diablo II, Diablo II Resurrected, will reportedly be unveiled during BlizzConline (February 19–20, 2021). The speculation was shared by Kaiser499, who happens to be the same individual who leaked Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 before they were officially unveiled at BlizzCon 2019. Kaiser499 also tweeted a list of other titles that Blizzard will supposedly announce, such as World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic and an expansion for F2P online digital collectible card game Hearthstone.

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic
  • Diablo II Resurrected
  • Hearthstone Expansion
  • Diablo: Immortal Release Date
  • Mobile Announcement(s)? (Warcraft Pet Battle Game)
  • New Heroes, Maps, Lore Sneak Peek for Overwatch 2
  • New Class, Area Reveal for Diablo IV

Recent reports have clarified that Diablo II Resurrected will be a remake instead of a remaster. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 developer Vicarious Visions, which was recently merged into Blizzard, is said to be the ones behind this new interpretation of the classic action role-playing hack-and-slash sequel.

“Blizzard, the maker of games like World of Warcraft and Overwatch, has traditionally developed most of its games in-house,” Bloomberg noted in a report revealing the Diablo II remake’s title. “But in recent years, the Activision publishing arm has taken a stronger hand in Blizzard’s operations. Vicarious Visions, based in Albany, New York, has been working with Blizzard since last year on the Diablo franchise, including a planned remake of Diablo II, people familiar with the plans said.”

“A Blizzard spokesman declined to comment on Vicarious Visions’ current projects, only confirming that the studio ‘has been working with Blizzard for some time.’ Until last year, the Diablo II remake was set to be developed by Blizzard’s Team 1, part of the company’s Irvine, California, campus that had become known for reworking classic games.”

Tsing Mui
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