Fans of Diablo can rejoice with the announcement of a 20th Anniversary patch at BlizzCon over the weekend, which will feature a remake of the original Diablo for the Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls expansion.

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It will be comprised of sixteen levels featuring eight-degree directional movements like the original, with an additional pixelated graphics filter, and four main bosses from the game. Which, I would assume to be – Spoiler Alert – The Butcher, King Leoric, The Archbishop Lazarus, and of course, Diablo himself.

It would have been a nice touch if they included the unofficial Hellfire expansion for those who never had the chance to experience it. However, the announcement might not have been what everyone was hoping for.

Many die-hard fans of the game have been hopeful of another expansion to the Diablo 3 campaign, or even the announcement of Diablo 4. But knowing how long Blizzard took to release the third instalment, any news of a fourth title would have been very fortuitous in my opinion.

Personally, I would have liked to see a High Definition of Diablo 2 announced, a game that I have clocked more hours with than any other. But, with a community of D2 players still going strong, it’s unlikely we’ll hear anything about it for a while.

Also announced was the return of everyone’s favourite skeleton raising character class, the Necromancer from Diablo 2, with a rumoured 2017 release date. You can check out this trailer for a sneak peek.

Hopefully, we’ll hear more about this exciting revelation in the coming weeks. What are your thoughts on this remake announcement? Let us know in the comments below.

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