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Blizzard and GOG.com bring original Diablo to digital for the first time

Ahhh, fresh meat!

Diablo
Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment and GOG.com have teamed up to re-release select classic Blizzard games. The first title is the original Diablo, Blizzard’s legendary 1996 action role-playing game that introduced players to the harsh—and deeply rewarding—world of Sanctuary. I remember being blown away by the game when it first came out and going up against the Butcher for the first time was a terrifying experience!

This is the first time that the original Diablo has been available via digital distribution. Players looking for the authentic Diablo experience can play the game as it was in 1996, with period-appropriate 20 FPS SVGA graphics, and the ability to matchmake through the classic version of Blizzard’s Battle.net online-gaming service. Blizzard and GOG.com have also collaborated on an updated version of the game, which includes out-of-the-box Windows 10 compatibility, and a host of bug fixes. Players can choose either version of the game from a launcher.

View the original Diablo trailer below:

In addition to bringing back the first Diablo, Blizzard is planning other GOG.com re-releases of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II. More information on the return to Azeroth will be revealed soon.

Diablo is available now via GOG.com for Windows PC priced at £7.89. Check out the official blog post for more information.

View some screenshots from Diablo in our gallery:

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