Diablo 2 is 20 years old today.
Blizzard’s action role-playing game launched on PC on 29th June 2000, and quickly shifted millions of copies. It set a record for the fastest-selling computer game ever sold, with more than 1m units in the first two weeks.
Diablo 2 improved upon its popular predecessor in many significant ways, and is considered one of, if not the greatest action-role-playing game of all time. It was developed by Blizzard North, the Bay Area division of Blizzard, whose headquarters was – and still is – based in Irvine, southern California. (Blizzard North closed in 2005 amid the troubled development of its take on Diablo 3.)