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Diablo II

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
87
3.5
Windows
88
3.9

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Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany) - Bestseller Release:

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    Contributed by jaXen (20034) on Oct 16, 2010.

Vivendi Universal Games UK website - Windows:
    The game:
    The player returns to the dark world plagued by evil forces.

    Diablo 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to Diablo which was released in the UK in 1997.
    The player returns to the dark world plagued by evil forces. After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery by summoning the powers of the other Prime Evils, Mephisto and Baal. As one of the five heroes, players face a new series of quests to rid the world of Diablo and his foul brethren forever.

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    Powerful new weapons and magic.

    Summon and command nightmare creatures, harness the elements powers of nature, and master the energies of light and darkness through arcane spells and enchantments.

    Dynamic Character Imaging

    Composite character animation system enables dynamic display of differences in weapons, armour and other items.

    Enhanced Multi-player

    Advanced Battle.Net technology unleashes support for up to eight players over the Internet, including multi-player quests, trading posts and much more.

    Four Expansive Realms

    Storm a vast underworld of twisted dungeons and uncharted wilderness as you journey across and immense, ever changing world.

    Five New Character Classes

    Battle Hell's minions as the Amazon, Sorceress, Necromancer, Paladin or Barbarian, each with unique skills and spells.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Jul 17, 2004.

Press Release:

    DIABLO II GOES GOLD

    Blizzard prepares for its biggest worldwide launch ever



    Irvine, CA, June 7, 2000 -- Gamers should start clearing their calendars and stocking up on caffeinated beverages now. Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Diablo II, its highly anticipated real-time action role-playing game, has gone gold. The game, which has initial orders in excess of 1.5 million copies worldwide, will start shipping to retailers worldwide as early as the end of June.

    In Diablo II, players return to a dark world plagued by evil forces. After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery by joining forces with the other Prime Evils, Mephisto and Baal. Players face a new series of quests to rid the world of Diablo and his vile brethren forever.

    "Diablo II is our most ambitious undertaking to date," said Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder, "From the depth of each character class and the size of each act to the expansion of Battle.net's new worldwide architecture and the number of languages for which we localized the game, the scope of Diablo II is much larger than any of our past projects. With development complete, we are now focused on shipping this game to retail worldwide by the end of the month."

    Key features in the game include:
    • Five all new character classes -- the Amazon, Paladin, Barbarian, Sorceress and Necromancer -- each with unique skills and abilities. In all, Diablo II offers 150 special abilities as each character can develop 30 unique, class specific skills and spells throughout the game.
    • Four expansive towns to explore complete with wilderness areas, dungeons, monasteries, tombs, caverns and crypts.
    • A randomly generated world with filled with all-new weapons, armor, monsters, unique items, non-playing characters and more than 20 quests.
    • Nearly 25 minutes of motion picture quality cinematics and a 70-minute original score of ambient music.
    • Full multiplayer support for up to eight players and expanded Battle.net support with servers on land in North America, Europe and Asia.
    • Optional 3Dfx and Direct3D support that offers near-perfect perspective, including scaling and parallax effects, to the game play experience.


    When Diablo released in 1997, it was an instant hit among gamers and debuted as the number-one selling game its first month in stores. The game has sold in excess of 2 million copies worldwide and was the number-one selling computer role-playing game in 1997.

    Availability
    Diablo II is being developed by the Blizzard North design team and is expected to release on three CD-ROMs by the end of June in Windows.95/98/2000/NT format. A Macintosh version of the game will be available during the third quarter 2000. Though Diablo II's rating is currently pending, Blizzard anticipates that the game will receive a Mature rating from the ESRB. The game will be available at most computer and software retail chains worldwide.

    System Requirements
    Diablo II's single-player minimum system requirements are Windows. 2000/95/98/NT, Pentium. 233 or equivalent, 32 MB RAM, 650 MB available hard drive space, 4X CD-ROM drive and DirectX compatible video card. Additional multiplayer system requirements include 64 MB RAM, 950 MB available hard drive space and 28.8 Kbps or faster modem. The game also offers optional 3D acceleration by supporting Glide and Direct 3D compatible video cards with at least 8MB of video RAM. Direct 3D requires 64 MB of system RAM.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on May 17, 2004.

Press Release:

    Blizzard Entertainment Announces Diablo II

    Sequel to 1997's best-selling game in the works



    London, UK, September 7, 1997 -- At the European Computer Trade Show, Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo II, the sequel to this year's number-one selling Diablo. Blizzard North, maker of the original game, is developing the title, which is currently slated for a late 1998 release.

    In Diablo II, players return to a dark world plagued by evil forces. As one of five heroes, players must undertake a new series of quests to rid the world of Diablo and his vile brethren forever. New features in the game will include:

    Expanded world filled with all-new quests, weapons, spells, armor, monsters and non-playing characters

    Five new characters classes with unique attributes and abilities

    Four different, fully populated towns with randomly generated dungeons and wilderness areas

    Advanced combat system which incorporates class-specific fighting techniques and spells

    New Battle.net options including increased multi-player support, an on-line trading post and worldwide rankings

    Diablo, a real-time role-playing game, was an instant hit among gamers and debuted as the number-one selling game its first month in stores. Since releasing in January, the game has sold nearly one million copies worldwide and remains the best-selling game this year. "The decision to develop a sequel was easy for us, because we want to create Diablo II as much as our customers want to play it," said Allen Adham, president and founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "With the sequel, we will push the game's concept and design in new directions, while maintaining the same level of excitement and addiction that made the original a favorite among gamers."

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    Best known for the number-one selling Warcraft series and the blockbuster hit Diablo, Blizzard Entertainment is a premier publisher of entertainment software, and a division of CUC Software, Inc., a subsidiary of CUC International Inc. (NYSE: CU).

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on May 15, 2004.

Blizzard Entertainment Product Catalog (2002):
    After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery - this time by setting out to free the other Prime Evils, Mephisto and Baal.

    Contributed by MAT (71409) on Jul 18, 2002.

Sierra UK Catalogue 2000-2001:
    DON'T BE SCARED TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

    Diablo II is the highly anticipated sequel to Diablo. Developed by Blizzard, considered to be the cream of the crop in their field, the game returns the player to a dark world. After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his scheme to shackle humanity into slavery by joining forces with the other Prime Evils Mephisto and Baal. Players face a new series of quests to rid the world of Diablo and his vile brethren forever. Features include 5 new character classes with unique abilities, 4 expansive realms and enhanced multiplayer functions. Set in a vast underworld, the game promises to draw the gamer into a world of hellfire and magic, re-creating the immersive and addictive feel of the fist.

  • Five all new character classes, including an Amazon, Barbarian and Sorceress, each with unique skills and spells.

  • Enhanced multiplayer - advanced Battle.net technology unleashes support for up to 8 players over the Internet, including multiplayer quests, and much more.

  • An immense, expanded ever challenging world filled with all new quests, weapons, spells, armour, monsters and non-playing characters.

    Contributed by MAT (71409) on Nov 14, 2001.

Back of box:
    An Epic Game Of Role-Playing Action & Adventure

    Contributed by Brian Jordan (20) on Aug 02, 2001.

Blizzard web site:
    In Diablo II, return to a world of dark fantasy. As one of five distinct character types, explore the world of Diablo II -- journey across distant lands, fight new villains, discover new treasures, and uncover ancient mysteries, all in the quest to stop the Lord of Terror, once and for all...

    Contributed by Brian Jordan (20) on Aug 02, 2001.