Diablo III to Open the Gates of Hell on Nintendo Switch this November
Last month Diablo III Eternal Collection was finally confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch this year, but, for whatever reason, Blizzard held back on revealing a specific release date. Well, Nintendo has finally added that final piece to the puzzle – Diablo III will be coming to Switch this November.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2018
The Switch version of Diablo III will include all the updates and DLC released to date, some new The Legend of Zelda-themed goodies, and will let players team up via local wireless play. Here’s the official rundown:
Diablo III Eternal Collection has been forged to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch System’s flexibility and versatility, whether players are using the Joy-Con controller or a Pro Controller. And true to Diablo’s spirit, players will have a wealth of options when it comes to cleansing Sanctuary cooperatively—parties of up to four can play together, either by sharing a screen on a single Nintendo Switch, linking their consoles together wirelessly, or connecting through the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.
Diablo III: The Reaper of Souls expansion introduced the mighty Crusader class, the infinitely-replayable Adventure Mode, and a host of other game-defining features, like the random loot-filled Nephalem Rift dungeons. In 2017, Rise of the Necromancer resurrected the fan-favorite Necromancer class from Diablo II, bolstering players’ forces with the gruesome powers of blood and bone. All of this is included in Diablo III Eternal Edition for the Nintendo Switch, on top of platform-exclusive bonus items, like Ganondorf’s cosmetic armor set, inspired by the iconic villain from The Legend of Zelda series.
The Switch version of Diablo III was developed internally at Blizzard, and it appears to be a pretty solid port. As we previously reported, the game will run un at 720p/60fps in handheld mode and 960p/60fps docked, and pretty much looked just as it should in its first trailer.
What do you think? Interested in playing Diablo III on the go? Or has Blizzard gone back to the hellish well one too many times?