In February, Blizzard announced Diablo II: Risen for multiple platforms, including Nintendo Switch. Since then, there has been very little information about the remaster of this iconic classic.
Now, however, in a new update, the company has confirmed that its first technical Alpha for the game (for PC players) will begin this Friday and will run until April 12. It will give players access to Acts I and II and allow them to select the Amazon, Barbarian, and Sorceress class.
In an FAQ section on the same page, it is confirmed that console players will be included in future playtests:
Q: Why is the Technical Alpha for PC only? Will console players get a taste of Diablo II: Resurrected?
A: Diablo II: Resurrected will be released on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. We will include console players in our future test play phase.
To make up for this, Live Streams from Technical Alpha will be on Twitch.tv and YouTube Gaming this weekend.
The FAQ also mentions how the technical alpha is single player only, notes how the final version of the game will “allow offline play” in single player mode, will include “old in-game cutscenes” as placeholders, won does not allow transfer of progress and does not allow import of saved files.
Although Blizzard says there is “no release date” at this time, it promises it will arrive in 2021. Are you looking forward to returning to the world of Sanctuary? Leave a comment below.