Yesterday at an online BlizzCon, the long-awaited Diablo 2 remaster was revealed. This is the latest of a number of classic Blizzard remasters (this one worked by Vicarious Visions), and it may prove to be the most popular of all, given players’ attachment (addiction) to the game. including me.
The game is slated to release sometime in 2021, although no specific date has been given so I would expect more towards the end of the year. But before that, there will be a Technical Alpha test for the game, and you can sign up to potentially receive an invite for it right now.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to this link here.
2. Log in with your Blizzard account
3. Click on Opt-In
This is no guarantee that you will receive an invite, but at least you are now on the potential list. And while you can pre-purchase the game now, it won’t get you an alpha invite either.
The trailer for Diablo 2: Risen is below, which looks like a sharper version of the original. Dated maybe, but keep in mind this isn’t a full remake, just a remaster of a 21-year-old game:
Between that and the likely release of Diablo Immortal this year, Blizzard will likely make a ton of money with Diablo-related things that are do not Diablo 4, although they showed a new class, the Rogue yesterday, a mix of Amazon, Demon Hunter, and Assassin from previous games. However, Diablo 4 will probably still be a few years away and Blizzard is hoping that these interim projects can help everyone until this game is released.
There’s no date for the Tech Alpha just yet, so just keep an eye on your email for the indefinite future to find out when these invites can be sent. Blizzard will likely announce it before it happens, and if it’s like the alpha of Diablo Immortal, don’t expect your progress to continue until the final version of the game, then lower your potential for it. rearing equipment, lest it be lost in the void.
We’ll see what else we can see from Diablo before the event ends, but for now we have some very interesting stages before Diablo 4 itself arrives. More to come, stay tuned.
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