Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction (2001)
"Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction" is an extended story of "Diablo 2."
The story continues where "Diablo 2" ended. Two of the Three Prime Evils, Mephisto and Diablo, have been defeated and their Soulstones have been destroyed, preventing their return. However, the narrator Marius was tricked into surrendering the last Soulstone to a false Archangel Tyrael which was revealed to be Baal, the third brother and the very last remaining Prime Evil. Marius was subsequently murdered. Baal is leading an invasion against the northern Barbarian lands. His first attack, against the city of Sescheron, capital city of the Barbarian homelands, leads to the stage where "Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction" takes plane: Harrogath. ...
Did You Know? "Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction" caused some controversy within the "Diablo" community. When Blizzard patched the original game with an update that made Nightmare and Hell difficulties particularly harder than before; some members felt that Blizzard was effectively forcing them to upgrade to "Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction" in order to find the items and gain the abilities necessary to deal with the new challenges.