Over the past 24 hours, rumors have been flying around of the alleged Forbes leak (via reddit) that has led most to believe that Diablo 3 is, in fact, coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Blizzard has now confirmed that Diablo 3 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year!
Blizzard has stated recently that multiple Diablo projects are in the works, and that we may have to wait for some longer than others. Obviously, this is the first Diablo project to be announced out of the ones they were referencing. I’m sure Diablo 4 will get a fancy announcement at some point in the future, but at this time that’s just an educated guess.
The Switch Port will be titled Diablo 3: Eternal Collection and be priced at $59.99 USD. The bundle will include the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions, as well as all of the other updates and content the game has received since launch. Players will be able to choose between 7 unique classes, dungeon crawl their way through a five-act campaign that spans the world of Sanctuary, and enjoy the endless Adventure Mode.
There will apparently be some Nintendo exclusives as well. Players will receive a Ganondorf armor set (cosmetic only), a Cucco pet, a Tri-Force Portrait, as well as other other in-game bonuses.
Since last February Diablo 3 had been rumored to be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Blizzard had released a small clip via Twitter that showed a Diablo nightlight getting “switched off”. HA. Play on words, I get it. Afterward, many believed this was Blizzard’s way of telling us to expect a port in the future, which started getting everyone rather excited. You see, it isn’t just the excitement of playing one of Blizzard’s best titles where ever you want, but, according to Polygon, this will be the first Blizzard game on a Nintendo system in over 15 YEARS. THAT is a pretty awesome concept.
Blizzard will let players enjoy Diablo 3 how they want with a plethora of multiplayer options. There will be an option for four players to join up in local co-op on one system, players can connect four Switches and play locally, as well as multiple online options including support for Nintendo’s upcoming “Nintendo Switch Online” service.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment proclaimed his excitement:
“The Eternal Collection is the definitive version of Diablo III, and we’re thrilled to team up with Nintendo to unleash it for Nintendo Switch gamers around the world later this year. Bringing the world together through epic entertainment is core to our mission at Blizzard—we can’t wait to welcome a new generation of demon-slayers to Sanctuary.”
Diablo 3: Eternal Collection is set to launch on Nintendo Switch later this year. For those of you in Europe and North America, you can see a sneak peak of the game running on the Switch this August at Gamescom in Cologne, PAX West in Seattle, or Fan Expo in Toronto!
Be sure to check back with us here at n3rdabl3 as this story develops!