Diablo III has its good and bad sides, but it definitely doesn’t enjoy the same popularity as its predecessor, Diablo II, which was released by Blizzard Entertainment back in 2000 for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Diablo II had a unique mysterious vibe, outstanding music and a frightening story that earned it the “Computer Game of the Year”, “Computer Role Playing Game of the Year”, and “Game of the Year” awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences in 2001. Now, so many years after it was released officially, a YouTube user named “egodbout2” has unveiled a fantastic project that aims to recreate this wonderful RPG in StarCraft II.
That’s right, Diablo II will be released as a free game mod for StarCraft II, and it will be named The Curse of Tristram. The project will actually consist of a series of custom maps that will be published through Battle.net Arcade this summer, and since both Diablo II and Starcraft II are Blizzard titles, it’s probably safe to assume that Blizzard won’t issue a C&D letter for the developers. I can’t wait for this project to be released so I can replay one of my all-time favorite classic RPGs. Below you will find a short trailer for The Curst of Tristram, which looks quite impressive so far.