BlizzCon 2016, which offered players a sneak peek into Blizzard's upcoming projects, just ended. Now, fans are talking about all the revelations during the event, including a Hearthstone expansion, Overwatch's Sombra and a Diablo remake. Apparently, players will soon get to play the original title inside Diablo 3.
BlizzCon 2016 Diablo Arriving Soon Inside Diablo 3
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise, Blizzard is set to remake Diablo and bring it to Diablo 3, the current installment. It will come as an update called The Darkening of Tristram and will be available as early as next week.
It will feature a dungeon with 16 levels and Diablo's four bosses. Just like in the original game, each level of the dungeon will be randomly generated. Moreover, it will come with a grainy old-school filter called "Glorious Retrovision" that will tickle the nostalgia of every fan who have played it when it launched in 1996.
To further the Diablo experience, the character will be limited to eight directions when moving. However, note that the remake will have improved graphics and gameplay.
BlizzCon 2016 The Darkening Of Tristam
The Diablo remake The Darkening of Tristram will arrive in the Public Test Realm server sometime next week. A full launch has not yet been announced, but it can be expected a few weeks after the beta. The update will be free, but it requires the Reaper of Souls DLC.
Meanwhile, Blizzard has also announced another update - the Rise of the Necromancer pack - that will bring the class Necromancer to the game. It also requires that players have Reaper of Souls, so those who still have the base game only should buy the expansion now to benefit from future updates.
Diablo 3 is available to play on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC and Mac. Reaper of Souls can be bought for $19.99.