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Tuesday, October 31, 2000

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Diablo II Expansion Preview
8:47 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

A preview of Blizzard's expansion pack for the mega-hit Diablo II has been posted by ActionTrip. They have done a nice job of summarizing what will be included in the add-on for D2, so be sure to have a look if you're curious. Here's a clip about how the expansion will give the player a bigger sense of being part of the overall warfare against evil, allowing them to fight beside many of the game's NPCs:

It will include siege engines, catapults that toss poison and fire on the player and his allies; and many more NPC's that will fight on your (hero's) side: "One of the biggest things we're striving for, is a sense of warfare. We want players to feel like they're in the middle of a much larger conflict." The NPC's won't be encountered wandering the wilderness or the cities, instead they will already be engaged in combat, and the hero won't have to give them gold coins to join him. The designers wanted to present the clash between the Demons and the Barbarians in the best possible way, and the main character to be in the middle of that epic battle. The six quests in the game will have detailed stories, instead of simple objectives that you had in the previous chapters.
Along with this complex new Act, the expansion will also have two completely new character classes to play. However, you must play all new characters through the initial Acts of Diablo II before you can use them in the expansion levels, as they must have finished the first four acts before attempting Act Five. The expansion set is expected to be available for PC and Mac in the first half of next year.

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