Diablo II by Al Giovetti
By Al Giovetti
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History * Company Line * Game Play * Plot * Graphics * Animation * Voice Actors * Music Score * Sound Effects * Utilities * Multi-player Features * Cheats, Hints, and Walkthrough * Journalists * References * Letters
When Diablo released in 1997, it was an instant hit among gamers and debuted as the number-one selling game its first month in stores. The game has sold 2 million copies worldwide and was the number-one selling computer role-playing game in 1997. Diablo II was developed by the Blizzard North design team and is available on three CD-ROMs in Windows®95/98/2000/NT format. A Macintosh version of the game will be available during the third quarter 2000.
DIABLO II SHIPS WORLDWIDE The year's most anticipated game en route to stores Blizzard Entertainment® announced on July 28, 2000 that Diablo™ II, its highly anticipated real-time action role-playing game, has started shipping to stores worldwide. The game, which has initial orders of 2 million copies, will start arriving at retailers by the end of the week.
In Diablo II, players return to a dark world plagued by evil forces. After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery by joining forces with the other Prime Evils, Mephisto and Baal. Players face a new series of quests to rid the world of Diablo and his vile brethren forever.
"Diablo II is our most ambitious undertaking to date," said Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder, "From the depth of each character class and the size of each act to the expansion of Battle.net®'s new worldwide architecture and the number of languages for which we localized the game, the scope of Diablo II is much larger than any of our past projects."
The game will be available at most computer and software retail chains worldwide. The game will also be offered directly from Blizzard at (800) 953-SNOW and www.blizzard.com. The game has received a Mature rating from the ESRB. mages/menu-store-off.gif','menu3')">
Amazon -- This powerful woman warrior belongs to nomadic bands who roam the plains near the South Sea. The wandering f these groups often brings them into conflict with other peoples, so the Amazon is accustomed to fighting to defend her own. This lifestyle has made her fiercely independent and able to weather severe hardship and travel. While her skill with the bow rivals that of the Rogues, the Amazon is also adept in the use of spears and other throwing weapons, as well as in hand to hand combat. The Amazon is much sought after as a mercenary, in which type of service she will be loyal as long as her own ends are also served.
There are six quests per profession. Each one involves the same monastary and threat but a different map. The maps are arrayed around the Rogue camp. The rogues are a sisterhood who have had their monastary invaded by the evil monster.
There are several lethal bosses, sometimes more than one per level, culminating with the final battle with the ultimate evil. There are also several trap areas where more than one monster can descend on you. The trick is to take on one monster at a time and heal between battles.
ince 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...
After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery by joining forces with the other Prime Evils, Mephisto and Baal. Only you will be able to determine the outcome of this final encounter...
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