A peek at what almost was: Diablo on the Game Boy

Although it seems like this is a joke from deep within the bowels of hell, yes ... there really was a version of Diablo being developed by Blizzard (apparently) for the Nintendo Game Boy.

It's hard to imagine this hellfire-filled hack and slash RPG on the family-friendly Game Boy (just imagine playing this in church), but Past to Present Online has some screenshots including a picture of the development cartridge, and even a video (which can also be seen after the jump).

It's not terribly impressive, and is no doubt years old, but just imagine what could have been.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.