Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Diablo II: Ultimate Evil Edition will release on August 19th for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This edition includes all of the content from the original Diablo III in addition to the new content and features from the Reaper of Souls expansion. Both 4-player same-screen and online multiplayer are included, with a new Apprentice mode to help low level players catch up with experienced friends when playing together, as well as the ability to share loot with other players. See the rest of the press release below. You can check out our Reaper of Souls review here.
In addition to the Crusader hero and Act V, the Ultimate Evil Edition includes a revamp of the game's loot system, an expanded Paragon progression system for max-level characters, and several other improvements to theDiablo III game experience, including:
- Adventure Mode: A new game mode that gives players the freedom to go anywhere and slay anything
- Bounties: Randomized objectives that reward players in new ways for exploring Sanctuary
- Nephalem Rifts: Fully randomized dungeons offering endless replayability and heaps of loot
- Level Cap to 70: Formidable new spells and abilities that take players to new heights of power
- The Mystic: A powerful new artisan who provides heroes with loot-customization options
All of this new content comes with the Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition, which players can purchase beginning August 19 at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the PS4™ computer entertainment system or Xbox One, or $39.99 for the PS3™ or Xbox 360—check with your local retailer for availability.
Those who preorder their copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition will also receive the exclusive Infernal Pauldrons bonus in-game item. Wearable at level 1, these devilishly sharp transmogrifiable shoulderplates provide Health, Life regeneration, and Cooldown Reduction. The key for the Infernal Pauldrons will be available in launch day copies of the Ultimate Evil Edition (cannot be transferred across platforms).
In addition, players who fought the forces of evil in the original PS3™ or Xbox 360 versions of Diablo III will be able to continue their crusade against death. PS3™ characters from the original game can be transferred to either the PS3™ or PS4™ version of the Ultimate Evil Edition, and Xbox 360 characters can be transferred to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One version.