Okay, the moment everyone was waiting for: Diablo, and its 20th anniversary. But alas, the Diablo IV rumors were not to be. Instead, Blizzard unleashed a bunch of information for Diablo III.
Arguably the most important addition, celebrating the aforementioned anniversary: Blizzard recreated the original Diablo in the Diablo III engine, complete with eight-direction character movement and a retro graphics filter that makes the visuals look pixelated. It’s coming as an “Anniversary Patch” later this year, after debuting on Blizzard’s Public Test Realm next week.
And if that’s not enough Diablo for you, Blizzard is also adding the series-favorite Necromancer class from Diablo II into Diablo III, filling in one of the last gaps in the character roster. Need more reasons to go back? Blizzard’s tacking on two new areas (Shrouded Moors and the Temple of the Firstborn) to Adventure Mode for free, giving you another reason to explore.
Rest in peace, Diablo IV rumors. We hardly knew ye.