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Blizzard provided a new gameplay trailer this evening for Diablo II: Resurrected that was shared during Microsoft's Xbox Mega E3 Super Show. This new trailer says that Diablo II: Resurrected will be released on September 23, 2021 for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Worry not though, because it's also supposed to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the Nintendo Switch at the same time.

The game will retail for $39.99 (USD) at launch.

Today's look at the game also includes word that there will be a beta test in August that runs for a limited time. Those that pre-order the game will get early access to this beta which will then, I believe, open up to everyone later on. Xbox Live Gold will not be required to play during the beta but will be required during the early beta access and for the full game at launch if you want to do online multiplayer.

DIABLO II: RESURRECTED™ is the definitive remastering of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction® expansion—two hallmark entries in Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining action role-playing series. Veteran players, as well as those who missed out when the original game was first released twenty years ago, can now experience Diablo II’s timeless gameplay with modern visuals and audio that take advantage of today’s gaming hardware. Diablo II: Resurrected is coming to Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on September 23, 2021. The Diablo II: Resurrected multiplayer open beta test, coming in August, will allow Xbox and PC gamers the opportunity to get in early and try the game with their friends for a limited time.

Game Features:
  • The Burning Hells opens its gates in the fall – Diablo II: Resurrected will release globally on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on September 23, 2021.
  • A classic reborn – The original 2D sprite-based models are reborn with full 3D physically-based rendering. Upgraded visuals also include new animations, dynamic lighting, new textures, and updated visual effects Explore the Sanctuary of players’ nightmares, now in stunning 4K resolution.**
  • Relive the terror – Diablo II: Resurrected will feature all 27 minutes of cinematics from the original game that have been remade, shot-for-shot, with stunning high-fidelity visuals, immersing players deeper into the dark storyline than ever before.
  • Available for pre-purchase on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One — Diablo II: Resurrected can be purchased as a standalone experience or as part of the Diablo Prime Evil Collection, which includes Diablo II: Resurrected, Diablo® III, the Reaper of Souls™ expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and exclusive cosmetic items for Diablo III.

Open Beta:
  • Get early access to the open beta – Players who choose to pre-order the game on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, or Xbox One will have early access to the multiplayer open beta. The multiplayer open beta will be available in August and will be the last public test before launch.*
  • Test the multiplayer experience – Multiplayer will be a huge part of Diablo II: Resurrected and the open beta will focus on co-op (supporting up to 8 players) as well as PvP play.
  • The more, the merrier – Players can choose from five of the game’s seven total playable classes in the multiplayer open beta— joining the Amazon, Barbarian, and Sorceress are the ferocious Druid and the righteous Paladin.
  • More details to be announced later – Dates for early access to the open beta and the open beta, as well as more details about the content and features of the open beta, will be announced soon.