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Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is Gold
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Blizzard has announced their awaited add-on Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is now 'Gold' and is heading towards production. The good news for Mac gamers is that the June 29 release will be a hybrid CD for both Mac and PC -- we won't have to wait a single day longer than the PC crowd. The expansion will offer a new Act, two new character classes, a higher screen resolution option (800x600) and include many gameplay changes. It's also likely this version will be EAX-enhanced for Mac Sound Blaster Live! owners, though that is unconfirmed yet. Here are a few clips from the press release:

Key features of the expansion include two new character classes, the Assassin and the Druid, each equipped with 30 unique skills and spells. Players will also enjoy the opportunity to take their favorite Diablo II characters on the new quests found in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.


A new Act set in the Barbarian Highlands, complete with six new quests and hours of further challenges, unfolds as players strive to stop Baal and his followers from destroying the world. Diablo II: Lord of Destruction also features support for 800x600 resolution, giving the player a larger field of view and superlative graphic detail.


Diablo II: Lord of Destruction was developed by the Blizzard North design team and will support Windows®95/98/2000/XP/NT and Macintosh® formats. The hybrid Macintosh format will be available on June 29, 2001 in English and Japanese language versions. A retail copy of Diablo II is required to play Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

For more information on this title, read through the rest of the press release and check Blizzard's web site for extensive libraries of screen shots and animations.

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