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Diablo 2 Cinematics Upscaled to 4K and 8K

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We have modernized blast from the past, courtesy of the Upscale youtube channel, as they've taken the first Diablo 2 trailer and the intro cinematic from Lord of Destruction and, as their name suggests, recently upscaled them!

First off it's a slightly less familiar E3 teaser for Diablo 2 from 1998, enhanced to 4K!

And then it's on to one that we've all seen, from the Lord of Destruction expansion, and it seems Bhaal got a better deal, as he got remastered to 8k!

While the cinematics still look dated, they look a hell of a lot better than the originals, as you can see in the side-by-side comparisons. You should check out the channel, as they also did some work on the Diablo 4 intro cinematic, as well as a whole lot of other games.

And here's the original D2 intro cinematic, upscaled with machine learning earlier this year as a bonus in case you missed it.

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That E3 teaser was also shown on a few CD's of other games. Back then, it was not uncommon for games to share trailers of other games, even if they're not from the same developer or publisher. I do however fail to remember what game CD I saw that trailer on.

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