The last day of 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Diablo, and Blizzard is sharing the celebration with in-game events across its other franchises, the company announced. The other Blizzard games like Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch and StarCraft II will all have an event of their own.

Blizzard is known mostly for its World of Warcraft franchise but it's also the developer behind the critically acclaimed Diablo franchise.

But perhaps best of all is the Diablo 3 event, which actually includes an in-game port of the original Diablo. There will also be a new player icon which si modeled after the Lord of Terror.

Overwatch: Bring the battle for Sanctuary into the fight for the future with in-game sprays.

Diablo III is getting the The Darkening of Tristram event, which enables players to re-experience the original game by venturing through a re-imagined version of Diablo's cathedral dungeon.

Over in Heroes of the Storm, you'll be able to play through a new brawl based on the Battle for the High Heavens, a fairly significant portion of Diablo 3's story.

Diablo-screenshot
Original Diablo screenshot

A dark wanderer will be released for "Hearthstone".

Blizzard's action RPG Diablo series is about to turn 20 this coming December 31. Blizzard hasn't explained this brawl in any significant detail, only telling players that it will be "hectic". And in virtual card game Hearthstone, a hooded stranger awaits in this week's Tavern Brawl, with a grim deck awaiting in his hands.

World of Warcraft: Strange things are afoot in the world of Azeroth as denizens of Sanctuary cross over into an unfamiliar world.

Blizzard was a bit unclear on when the anniversary events begin, although it's a safe bet that it will start sometime soon, because New Year's Eve is this Saturday.

StarCraft II: Put the Lord of Terror to work for you with a Diablo-themed worker portrait.

As Blizzard has announced, these events will only be for a limited time only so be ready to jump into the celebration and be part of these once in a lifetime celebration.

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