Blizzard Entertainment and GOG.Com have partnered to re-release several classic Blizzard games, and the fun starts with the 1996's Diablo. The legendary RPG is available for digital distribution, for the first time ever, on GOG.
Players who pick up Diablo will be able to play the game as it was in 1996, with 20 FPS SVGA graphics and the ability to matchmake through the classic version of Blizzard's Battle.net service. However, Blizzard and GOG have also created an updated version of the game which includes Windows 10 compatibility, bug fixes, and updated graphics.
In addition to bringing back the original Diablo, Blizzard is planning to re-release Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II at a later date.
"We were bummed that these iconic games weren't available to our players, so we're very happy to work with the crew at GOG.COM to rectify that," said Rob Bridenbecker, Vice President and Executive Producer, Blizzard Entertainment. "This has been a long time coming and we hope our players will be excited to jump back into these classic titles."
"Crawling through the original Diablo's dungeons, together with Blizzard, is a feeling of pure excitement," said Oleg Klapovsky, SVP at GOG. "It's a personal thing for many of us, and the most wished-for game in our community. Taking the first few steps beneath the Tristram Cathedral, listening to the guidance of Cain the Elder—it's all coming back, for old souls and newcomers alike."
Diablo is available now via GOG.COM for Windows at $9.99 USD.