Today is the 20th anniversary Diablo II
, as Blizzard's action/RPG sequel
was first released on June 29, 2000
discusses what they are doing to celebrate the occasion, which
includes a new video from
your best friend Carbot
Lord of Terror bust
, a wings giveaway in Diablo III
In the process, we’ve dreamed up some cool stuff, and we hope you’ll
check it out and celebrate with us.
- To start, watch
101, a video developed by animation sorcerer Carbot Studios that we
think is among his funniest work yet—and maybe the truest depiction of
battling the Lord of Destruction.
- Read our
Diablo II retrospective, with comments from Blizzard employees who’ve
grown up developing, playing, and hanging out in the world of Sanctuary.
- Follow speedrun record-setter
MrLlamaSC on a day-long live speedrun through Diablo II beginning at 9
am PT today. He’ll be playing through the entire game up to and including
the Pandemonium event and conquering the “Uber” bosses.
- Bear witness to the unspeakable evil that is this limited-edition
Lord of Terror bust. It looms 9” wide by 7-1/8” deep by 10-1/2” tall–the
perfect size to desecrate your computer desk. Diablo’s never looked more
terrifying (or more enthusiastic).
- Log in to Diablo III any time after June 29 to unlock your own tendinous
Prime Evil Wings and represent the legacy you forged on Arreat Summit.
Baal—as we saw in him in Diablo II—did not have wings, but try to imagine
what they would’ve looked like if he did, and if you could’ve fastened them
to your hero’s shoulders.