Blizzard and Vicarious Visions don’t leave the past behind in this aspect either – the old saves will work in the new version, too.
Can we import original save files into Diablo II: Resurrected? Matthew Cederquist, the producer of the game, told IGN Middle East: „Yes! Yes, keep those! […] Back when we were working on [the remaster], we wondered if the old save files would work and we kind of shoved it in and it worked! And we were like, ‘okay, that’s the best feature ever’.” So if you have a save from 2000/2001 (the latter was when Diablo II: Lord of Destruction launched), you don’t have to repeat the grind from the past… so that’s a good feature indeed.
About two weeks ago, we already wrote about the game, so „let’s quote the relevant parts from the press release: „[…] Diablo II was hailed by Time magazine as “arguably the best role-playing game of all time, the best dungeon-crawler of all time and the best PC game of all time.” […] Diablo II: Resurrected takes the 2D sprite-based classic and brings it into the present with full 3D physically-based rendering, dynamic lighting, revamped animations and spell effects—all stunningly delivered in up to 4K resolution. All 27 minutes of the game’s classic cinematics, chronicling the journey of the mysterious Dark Wanderer, are being remade—shot for shot—from the ground up. The nightmarish sounds of Sanctuary and its memorable soundtrack have also been reinvigorated to support Dolby 7.1 surround sound. By levelling up the game’s audio and visual capabilities, Diablo II: Resurrected will showcase the depth of gameplay and hallmark designs that continue to entertain players around the world to this day […] adding a few highly requested quality of life improvements, such as a shared stash.
Diablo II: Resurrected features seven highly customizable character classes for players to choose from—the Amazon, Barbarian, Necromancer, Paladin, and Sorceress from the core game, as well as the Assassin and Druid from the included “Lord of Destruction” expansion. Players will be able to make each character their own by selecting skills and talent builds, crafting and socketing items, collecting complete gear sets, acquiring unique arms and armour, assembling Rune Word combinations, and much more.”
Diablo II: Resurrected will launch this year on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Battle.net), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Sign up for the PC technical alpha here.