Blizzard Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo Across Their Entire Game Roster
While many games fade away into obscurity, there are some that stand the test of time and continue to have an impact. The original Diablo was released 20 years ago on December 31st, 1996, and it's influence is still felt today in action-packed mmo games. To commemorate the Diablo 20th anniversary, Blizzard is bringing the celebration into their entire roster of games.
In a new blog post teasing the Diablo 20th anniversary, Blizzard revealed that special events will occur in Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Diablo III, Overwatch, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft. The details so far include:
Diablo III: Recapture the feeling of your first play through of the original Diablo with The Darkening of Tristram tribute event. Venture through a reimagined version of the original cathedral in Diablo III and keep an eye out for some familiar items.
Heroes of the Storm: The battle for the High Heavens continues, and a new Diablo-themed portrait is up for grabs! Can you emerge victorious on this hectic new brawl map?
Hearthstone: In this Tavern Brawl, a hooded stranger awaits, holding a grim deck in his hands. Will you unravel the secrets surrounding this dark wanderer?
Overwatch: Bring the battle for Sanctuary into the fight for the future with in-game sprays representing your favorite Diablo III classes—along with a new player icon modeled after the Lord of Terror!
StarCraft II: Put the Lord of Terror to work for you with a Diablo-themed worker portrait.
World of Warcraft: Strange things are afoot in the world of Azeroth as denizens of Sanctuary cross over into an unfamiliar world.
More details on these Diablo 20th anniversary events in the roster of Blizzard mmo games will be released in the near future. Our hats off to Diablo still being relevant and fun to play a full 20 years after it first burst onto the scene.