Diablo 1 and Warcraft classics make surprise comeback on Battle.net 1

Blizzard Entertainment has just hit the nostalgia button hard, bringing back some of their most iconic games to the forefront.

Diablo 1, a game that laid the foundation for the action-RPG genre, along with the groundbreaking real-time strategy games Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, are now available for purchase on Battle.net.

For fans of the classic Diablo, it’s a return to the eerie, monster-infested catacombs beneath Tristram. Released originally in 1997, Diablo set the stage for a new type of gaming experience, combining fast-paced action with dark gothic fantasy.

The re-release promises 16 levels of dungeon exploration and three character classes: Warrior, Rogue, and Sorcerer. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Diablo without the loot — tons of it.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, the 1994 classic that started the epic Warcraft franchise, is also making a grand entrance. Here, players can relive the story that set the stage for the legendary conflicts in Azeroth.

Choose to defend the realm as a human or lead the orcish Horde in their conquest. The game offers a rich RTS experience with two dozen missions, customizable multiplayer matches, and an iconic 1v1 strategy battle setup.

Not to be left out, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, along with its expansion Beyond the Dark Portal, returns to challenge players’ tactical skills. Released in 1995, this game expanded the RTS genre with larger maps, diverse armies, and added naval and air units.

The re-release includes 28 missions across two campaigns, an expanded multiplayer mode for up to eight players, and a map editor for custom battles.

Diablo 1 and Warcraft classics make surprise comeback on Battle.net 2

Priced at $9.99 for Diablo and Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition and $5.99 for Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, these games are a steal for both old-school fans and newcomers.

However, it’s important to note that localization isn’t available for these games, and they can only be played in English.

In an age where modern gaming often chases the latest technology and trends, Blizzard’s move to re-release these classics is a reminder of the timeless nature of good storytelling and gameplay.

The question now is, are you ready to dive back into the dungeons of Diablo or command the armies of Azeroth once again?

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