With Blizzard's annual celebration of their history playing out over the weekend at Blizzcon, we finally got some answers to those crazy Diablo related rumors that had been floating around various media outlets for months.
So while David Brevik, head of development for Diablo II being spotted at Blizzard HQ ended up being a bit of a red herring, we wasn't too far away with the final answer - Diablo I is being remade within the Diablo III engine.
While it may or may not be directly related to the decision to introduce many of the Diablo III players to a title they may not have started with, Allen Adham , co-founder of Blizzard, has returned to the company 12 years after he put that part of his life behind him.
Details are scarce at the minute, but the Diablo I 'remake' will be accessible through an in-game portal during January to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise. Movement will be locked to the classic 8-way movement, rather than the free-walk you see in today's iteration. It will consist of 16 levels with 4 bosses and even include a graphical filter to make it feel more akin to the original.
We'll even be getting the Necromancer class - plucked straight from Diablo II - at some point next year.