Diablo remake in Diablo 3 – Glorious Retrovision

November 5, 2016

Today at Blizzcon, Blizzard announced they are creating a Diablo remake in Diablo 3. What does this mean exactly? A 16-level deep dungeon with four of the main bosses from the original Diablo. They stated they are ensuring players will have the proper Diablo experience by including grainy and pixelated graphics. “We call it glorious retrovision,” said chief development officer of Blizzard Frank Pearce. Character movement will also be restricted to eight directions.

The Diablo remake in Diablo 3 will celebrate 20 years since the original Diablo launched in 1996.

Diablo remake in Diablo 3

It was also announced at BlizzCon that the Diablo remake in Diablo 3 will be free for players that own the current expansion. The Darkening of Tristam (the name of the Diablo remake in Diablo 3) will be on Diablo 3‘s public test realm next week, and a full release is expected before the end of 2016, which will mark 20 years since Diablo’s launch on December 31, 1996.

Just one of many announcements at BlizzCon this year, check back with Rocket Chainsaw for more BlizzCon news.