invites you to enter a world of dark gothic fantasy, in which you develop your character's skill and abilities, and explore the labyrinth beneath the decaying town. A town vanishes. Creatures roam the countryside. The smell of death hangs heavy in the air. You've been hearing the tales for weeks now. The catacombs beneath the town are said to house long dead warriors from a forgotten age. Some say that they have awakened. Others say that the maze leads to the gates of Hell itself. Whatever the source of the evil, you have sworn to destroy it.
Play as a brave Warrior, cunning Rogue, or mysterious Sorcerer. As you venture deeper into the labyrinth, you'll discover weapons, armor, and magical treasures, and develop your character's skills and abilities.
You might also want to bring a friend or two to help. Built-in 4-player support for serial, modem, IPX, and Internet play ensures that you'll never have to go in alone. Diablo also includes support for Blizzard Entertainment's on-line gaming service, Battle.net, which provides an arena for gamers to chat, challenge opponents and initiate multiplayer games.