Blizzard has joined in the Tenth Anniversary fun by posting their own page commemorating the amazing longevity of Diablo II. It’s not real content rich, but it’s nice to see them mark the occasion as well.
You can see the statement and full picture after the break. (Note that the picture is a modified version of the one Blizzard North used on their 1999 Xmas card.)
Also, on a related note, check out Rushster’s news item over on the main IncGamers site.
Join us as we proudly celebrate the Diablo II 10-year anniversary!
Released on June 29, 2000, Diablo II was built on the foundation established by the original Diablo, which combined classic role-playing game design philosophies and fast-paced demon-killing action.
Diablo II did more than just expand on the core feel and mechanics of the original game. It took a traditional dungeon crawl and opened up the game world with vast exterior zones and intricate, randomly generated dungeons. Diablo II took players from desert sands to the darkest jungles on a quest that would ultimately lead them into the depths of the Burning Hells.
Players were given a wider selection of unique character classes to choose from, including iconic archetypes like the Barbarian. Expanded character customization systems provided greater depth, starting with new abilities, an ample selection of loot to collect, and the option to enhance these treasures with sockets and runes.
Blizzard’s popular Battle.net platform also provided the game with robust multiplayer that remains popular years later. The game was patched earlier this year, has a lively community of players on Battle.net every day, and regularly hits the top 20 in PC game sales charts.
We?d like to express our gratitude to the community for your support over the years — thanks to your enthusiasm, Diablo II is still going strong.