Hands up — who among you were there to enjoy the original launch of Diablo in 1997? I myself didn’t get onto the Diablo train until its sequel in 2000, and by then it was a monster of a franchise (no pun intended).
Players aren’t the only people who hold fond nostalgia for the sprite-based era of Diablo; Blizzard holds the original in high esteem, which is why it created a special retro-style dungeon crawl for Diablo III in honor of its ancestor.
This is all a lengthy way of saying that the Darkening of Tristram event is running once more, this time from January 3rd until the 31st. Blizzard says that there are transmog, pets, and portraits to be found.
“Follow the clues and you’ll soon find yourself in a realm of glorious RetroVision™, where an all-too-familiar cathedral looms,” the studio said. “Explore the depths and you’ll discover familiar enemies and iconic items, all brought to life in the Diablo III engine.”