Since every scene in both versions of Diablo 2 uses the same sound, the comparison is as accurate as possible. If all is true, we’ll be able to see it on 23 September!
Just a few days ago, Blizzard released cinematics for the first and second acts of Diablo 2: Resurrected. The community immediately noticed, but one fan decided to take it a step further and created a video comparing these scenes to the cinematics from the original game.
The video, made by user Cycu1, juxtaposes the motion graphics to appreciate the differences as clearly as possible. The comparison was easy and accurate, as Diablo 2: Resurrected uses the same audio as the original title, allowing for perfect alignment in the final video.
Perhaps the first thing that strikes you when watching the video is how original the work of the Vicarious Visions studio responsible for the development of Resurrected is. There are some changes, but they are minimal, and the cinematics is pretty much the same as what we saw in the original game in 2000.
However, in addition to the improved graphics, the changes include a scene in the original Diablo 2, where the Dark Wanderer and Marius travel through the desert. In another scene, you can see that it’s daytime in the original, and in Resurrected, it’s been changed to twilight/night. The latter was not a whim, but a more accurate reflection of the journey of the Dark Wanderer concerning our protagonist, as there is a small but essential temporal difference between the two characters’ journeys.
Despite recent problems within Blizzard that have already affected the development of the franchise’s fourth instalment, the release date for Diablo 2: Resurrected has not yet been changed. It will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X/S on 23 September.