In Diablo 2, players return to a world of dark fantasy. As one of five distinct character types, players will explore the world of Diablo 2, journey across distant lands, fight new villains, discover new treasures, and uncover ancient mysteries.
Since the beginning of time the forces of order and chaos have been engaged in an eternal struggle to decide the fate of all creation. That struggle has now come to the mortal realm, and neither man, demon, nor angel will be left unscathed.
Diablo, lord of terror, and youngest of the three prime evils, awoke from his long sleep beneath the dark earth. Setting in motion a grand scheme to free his exiled brothers, Mephisto and Baal, Diablo took control of the small western kingdom of Khanduras. Working from deep within the ancient catacombs beneath the town of Tristram, Diablo gripped the entire populace in a blanket of fear and paranoia.
Ultimately, as even Khandurass good King Leoric fell under Diablos wicked power, a lone hero arose to challenge the darkness that had engulfed the land. After plumbing the hellish depths of the labyrinth under Tristram, the nameless hero finally confronted the lord of terror himself. Knowing full well that Diablos spirit could never be truly destroyed, the hero made the noblest sacrifice of all--casting his soul and his very sanity aside, the hero took the spirit of Diablo into himself, hoping that his own strength of will could contain the demon within. The hero could never have known that his selfless act would not only ensure Diablos victory, but would also irrevocably damn his soul for all time.
5 all-new character classes with special attributes and abilities
4 different, fully populated towns complete with wilderness areas
Multiple dungeons, caverns, and crypts in every town for players to explore
Expanded world filled with all-new quests, weapons, spells, armor, monsters, and non-player characters
Advanced combat system which incorporates class-specific fighting techniques and spells
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Five all new characters classes with unique attributes and abilities.
Four different, fully populated towns complete with wilderness areas.
Multiple dungeons, caverns and crypts in every town for players to explore.
Expanded world filled with all-new quests, weapons, spells, armour, monsters and non-player characters.
Advanced combat system, which incorporates class-specific fighting techniques and spells.
Full Multiplayer support, including Internet play over Battle.net.