Go back to where it all began, again.
Diablo 3's ᴀɴnual ɴᴏstalgic celebrᴀᴛiᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴀʟʟ thɪɴgs ʙʟᴏᴏᴅy ᴀɴd pixellᴀᴛed ɪs ʙᴀᴄᴋ tʜɪs yᴇᴀʀ, ᴀs Tʜᴇ Darkenɪɴg ᴏꜰ Trɪstram kicks ᴏꜰf ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ ᴀᴛ 4 PM PST ᴀɴd ʀᴜɴs ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ Jᴀɴuary 31st ᴀᴛ 4 PM PST.
The Darkening of Tristram is a yearly event that brings a portal through time from Diablo 3 back into a pseudo-recreation of the original Diablo's 16-level dungeon beneath Tristram Cathedral. The other side of the portal brings a pixel-filtered vision of the past that mimics the sprite-based style of the old Diablo games. The dungeon has classic monsters like the demonic Butcher, as well as unique rewards for scouring the new areas. We've got a Diablo 3 Darkening of Tristram secrets guide for that, if you'd like.
It's a pretty neat mode, and if you didn't bother with it in earlier years or if you've gotten into Diablo 3 since last January you should check it out. It's a particularly good way to level up new characters because of the giant kill chains you can rack up. We're decently big fans of it, and it's something that left us wondering at the future of the series when it debuted years ago. Go check out that article for more thoughts on the mini-dungeon.