Blizzard is Remaking the Original Diablo in Diablo 3


Blizzard had an announcement for the 20th anniversary of the Diablo series at this year’s Blizzcon, however it wasn’t what fans were expecting.

The company is recreating the original Diablo entirely in the Diablo III engine. It will include a sixteen floor cathedral, as well as all four of the original game’s bosses. That’s pretty much all we have to go off of for now.

Fans will get this new remake of the original game via a patch, and it’s set to go live next week on the public test realm servers.

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  1. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    November 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I’m not optimistic at all, to be quite honest. Diablo 3 was pure fucking trash. I’d rather they remake Diablo 3 in Diablo 1’s engine.

  2. DrearierSpider
    November 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    If Diablo 3 is still always online, they can fuck right off.

  3. Slo
    November 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    But it just CAN’T work offline. Except on consoles for some reason.

  4. heroyaldog
    November 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    i think i’d rather just play regular old Diablo 1. The D3 art style was essentially “lets make diablo look like WoW”

  5. totenglocke
    November 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Sadly, the console version is the only way to play offline. Fuck modern Blizzard.

  6. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    November 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    So blizzard is recreating the super grim Diablo 1 in the my little pony engine from Diablo 3. #whyevenbother

  7. totenglocke
    November 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    There’s an HD overhaul (adds lots of new features as well as improved graphics) for Diablo 1.

  8. totenglocke
    November 4, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Solid proof that Blizzard went to shit after Activision bought them.

  9. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    November 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    That’s actually really cool of them to release it as a free update instead of charging for it. I hope it’ll come to the PS4 version too.

  10. Madbrainbox
    November 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Because many people don’t know the story of D1.We’ll see how this turns out.

  11. diablodevil2
    November 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Are they going to include the radio show host boss from Hellfire? Haha…that was weird as shit Sierra.

  12. RockstarRepublic
    November 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    The new engine is not that bad looking. Its more about the art style than the engine. They could just reduce the saturation, easy.

    The bigger problem is that Diablo 3 was designed by an imbecile, and so every future expansion or update is still having to work within the confines of what D3 started off as.

  13. Kraken
    November 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    i imagine theyre going to change to story to fit the retcons diablo 3 did too

  14. AT-LOW
    November 4, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    It’s a free patch for people who own d3 right? Then who cares, no ones paying for it.

  15. Casey
    November 4, 2016 at 6:46 pm


  16. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    November 4, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    That is seriously dumb.

  17. GameZard
    November 4, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I don’t support blizzard oh I mean activison so I don’t really care.

  18. sanic
    November 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Wasn’t diablo 1 a lot more grim looking won’t this lose the entire aesthetic? Whatever I only played warcraft 2 and star craft 1 and I’m not counting on that changing.

  19. Deathtone
    November 4, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    They went to shit when they went mmo

  20. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    November 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Man, I might have to install this again. I fell off after I missed all that stupid exclusive season stuff.

  21. Post Konami Kojima
    Post Konami Kojima
    November 4, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    because people will complain about anything especially here

  22. totenglocke
    November 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Because Blizzard fucking ruined the franchise and keeps adamantly refusing to fix it.

  23. Post Konami Kojima
    Post Konami Kojima
    November 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    except they did fix it. in 2014. when they removed the real money auction house. if this is about the fucking “always online” shit again, you fucking people need to learn to let go. there hasnt been any major drop since launch.

  24. Slizzl
    November 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I’m confused why they’re trying to make D3 be like D1 instead of just putting out the first one for free on battle net for the anniversary and focusing on new content instead.
    Rehashing is so lame.

  25. totenglocke
    November 4, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Until Diablo 4 comes out and they kill the server and say “Pay up, fuckers!”. We’ve seen plenty of game companies do it and it is LITERALLY the only reason to make a game online only. Fuck you corporate shills who don’t value the things you spend your money on. You’re just as bad of a cancer to the hobby as SJWs are.

  26. Post Konami Kojima
    Post Konami Kojima
    November 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    except online play for Diablo 2 is still up, and Blizzard hasnt killed any of their game’s online play. also, the reason it’s online only is to prevent cheating. I’m not a shill, you’re just looking to complain about something. much like an SJW :3

  27. NathanEH
    November 4, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    There are one hundred different ways to prevent cheating, get this, it’s the crucial part, *without* jettisoning all offline functionality from your game. Letting me make a character that I can’t take online is the absolute most bare bones solution to any potential tampering or foul play and they couldn’t even be bothered with that. Diablo III was absolute trash and there isn’t a single excuse for “always online” games that aren’t MMOs.

  28. AnarKreig
    November 5, 2016 at 12:01 am

    You cannot compare the server costs between Diablo 3 and Diablo 2, the latter runs on local dedicated for the most part, while the aforementioned is running hundreds of dedicated player instances.

  29. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    November 5, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Just get diablo 1 and install the belzebub mod.

  30. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    November 5, 2016 at 2:55 am

    diablo 3 was the first and ever game i have ever refunded in my life

    i didnt even refund the nu-simcity

  31. Joel Leonheart
    Joel Leonheart
    November 5, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Hnmm I guess that’s nice???? :/

  32. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    November 5, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Oh, nice, now they are making Diablo 1 always online, too!

    *sigh* Do the world a favor and resign, Metzen. You’re almost as much of a cancer to the industry as the SJWs.

  33. 2501
    November 5, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to re-release Diablo 1 instead of trying to re-create it in D3’s engine? Still pretty cool of Blizzard regardless.

  34. Casey
    November 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Blizzard does nothing BUT rehashing.
    Warcraft is a rehash of Warhammer, Starcraft is a Rehash of Warhammer 40K, Overwatch is TF2 again, and WoW is just their version of Everquest.

    The last original idea Blizzard had was Diablo and The Lost Vikings.

  35. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    November 5, 2016 at 10:58 am

    but starcraft and warcraft are more fun than the warhammer games

    sc2 a shit though

  36. Maria Maasaa
    Maria Maasaa
    November 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    And this is why I have the PS1 version of Diablo

  37. porkbun
    November 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    They went to shit after closing Blizzard North

  38. Casey
    November 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    They might be better, but they’re still clearly stolen.

  39. fire lion
    fire lion
    November 6, 2016 at 12:57 am

    But with no mods, homogenized weapons and classes, and always online play.

    How about putting Diablo 3 into the Diablo engine?

  40. fire lion
    fire lion
    November 6, 2016 at 12:58 am

    The complaint is why don’t they just redo Diablo without shoving it into that crap D3 engine.

  41. AR7777
    November 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Metzen retired like two months ago

  42. DrearierSpider
    November 7, 2016 at 10:45 am

    You seem to have a thing for games with crippling DRM.

  43. GrimFate
    November 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Wow, that’s one hell of a patch.

  44. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    November 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

    He has? Good! Let’s hope his replacement is less idiotic, but I don’t have much faith in it.