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This version of the Battle Chest is a large, portrait-oriented box. It contains the original ''[[Diablo (Game)|Diablo]]'' game, ''[[Diablo II]]'', ''[[Diablo II: Lord of Destruction]]'', a 288-page BradyGames Ultimate Strategy Guide, and manuals for both ''Diablo II'' and its expansion.
 
This version of the Battle Chest is a large, portrait-oriented box. It contains the original ''[[Diablo (Game)|Diablo]]'' game, ''[[Diablo II]]'', ''[[Diablo II: Lord of Destruction]]'', a 288-page BradyGames Ultimate Strategy Guide, and manuals for both ''Diablo II'' and its expansion.
 
==Wide box versions==
 
==Wide box versions==
This is a landscape-oriented box, and is the more common Battle Chest. There are at least three known versions in this format.
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This is a landscape-oriented box, and is the more common Battle Chest. There are at least three known US versions in this format. The US Battle Chests were also distributed in Australia.
*The first version contains the original ''Diablo'' game, ''Diablo II'', ''Diablo II: Lord of Destruction'', the Ultimate Strategy Guide, and manuals for both ''Diablo II'' and its expansion. The game discs in this version are stored in jewel cases with inserts.
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*The first and oldest version contains the original ''Diablo'' game, ''Diablo II'', ''Diablo II: Lord of Destruction'', the Ultimate Strategy Guide, and manuals for both ''Diablo II'' and its expansion. The game discs in this version are stored in jewel cases with inserts.
 
*The second version contains the same contents as the first version, in addition to a [[Blizzard Entertainment|Blizzard]] product catalog and a ''[[World of Warcraft]]'' Trial Edition CD-ROM. The ''Diablo'' game discs in this version are stored in black sleeves, with an insert included for the original ''Diablo''. The box cover of this version differs slightly from the previous version. The covers shown on the box art are spaced farther apart; for example, the full ''Lord of Destruction ''cover is now visible, and the "o" in the "Diablo" logo on its cover is no longer obscured by the ''Diablo II ''cover.
 
*The second version contains the same contents as the first version, in addition to a [[Blizzard Entertainment|Blizzard]] product catalog and a ''[[World of Warcraft]]'' Trial Edition CD-ROM. The ''Diablo'' game discs in this version are stored in black sleeves, with an insert included for the original ''Diablo''. The box cover of this version differs slightly from the previous version. The covers shown on the box art are spaced farther apart; for example, the full ''Lord of Destruction ''cover is now visible, and the "o" in the "Diablo" logo on its cover is no longer obscured by the ''Diablo II ''cover.
*The third version contains ''Diablo II'', ''Diablo II: Lord of Destruction'', the Ultimate Strategy Guide, and each game's manual. The original ''Diablo ''is not included in this version, and its cover is absent from the chest's box art. The Trial edition CD-ROM for ''World of Warcraft ''was replaced with two guest passes that can be redeemed on the ''Warcraft'' website. The cost from Blizzard's online store was $39.99, although it has since been removed and can only be bought from Amazon or gaming retailers.
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*The third and most recent version contains ''Diablo II'', ''Diablo II: Lord of Destruction'', the Ultimate Strategy Guide, and each game's manual. The original ''Diablo ''is not included in this version, and its cover is absent from the chest's box art. The Trial edition CD-ROM for ''World of Warcraft ''was replaced with two guest passes that can be redeemed on the ''Warcraft'' website. The cost from Blizzard's online store was $39.99, although it has since been removed and can only be bought from Amazon or gaming retailers.
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*A European version was released with localized packaging for Germany, Italy, and Spain. This version contains a ''Diablo II ''soundtrack CD, in addition to the regular Battle Chest contents. The original ''Diablo'' is not included.
 
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The Diablo Battle Chest is a collection of games from the Diablo series. Several versions of the chest were released.

Tall box version

This version of the Battle Chest is a large, portrait-oriented box. It contains the original Diablo game, Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, a 288-page BradyGames Ultimate Strategy Guide, and manuals for both Diablo II and its expansion.

Wide box versions

This is a landscape-oriented box, and is the more common Battle Chest. There are at least three known US versions in this format. The US Battle Chests were also distributed in Australia.

  • The first and oldest version contains the original Diablo game, Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, the Ultimate Strategy Guide, and manuals for both Diablo II and its expansion. The game discs in this version are stored in jewel cases with inserts.
  • The second version contains the same contents as the first version, in addition to a Blizzard product catalog and a World of Warcraft Trial Edition CD-ROM. The Diablo game discs in this version are stored in black sleeves, with an insert included for the original Diablo. The box cover of this version differs slightly from the previous version. The covers shown on the box art are spaced farther apart; for example, the full Lord of Destruction cover is now visible, and the "o" in the "Diablo" logo on its cover is no longer obscured by the Diablo II cover.
  • The third and most recent version contains Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, the Ultimate Strategy Guide, and each game's manual. The original Diablo is not included in this version, and its cover is absent from the chest's box art. The Trial edition CD-ROM for World of Warcraft was replaced with two guest passes that can be redeemed on the Warcraft website. The cost from Blizzard's online store was $39.99, although it has since been removed and can only be bought from Amazon or gaming retailers.
  • A European version was released with localized packaging for Germany, Italy, and Spain. This version contains a Diablo II soundtrack CD, in addition to the regular Battle Chest contents. The original Diablo is not included.
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