Rumors are swirling that Diablo III, the latest game in the series that was originally released in 2012, will soon be coming to the Nintendo Switch, generating excitement among owners of the hybrid console.
Blizzard has not confirmed that Diablo III will come to the Nintendo Switch, but the developer's non-denial response, along with previous news regarding the series, has gamers hoping that the rumors are indeed true.
Blizzard Tweet Teases 'Diablo III' On Nintendo Switch?
Blizzard's official Twitter account uploaded a cryptic tweet earlier this week.
Sweet dreams. pic.twitter.com/tZvCnjjzWb — Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 28, 2018
The attached video clip features a nightlight molded in the image of the Lord of Destruction himself. The tweet might not mean much at first glance, but with the nightlight being switched on and off, gamers theorized that it was a tease for the arrival of Diablo III on the Nintendo Switch.
Blizzard, however, denied any connection between the tweet and the launch of the last Diablo game on the hybrid console.
"We can assure you we're not that clever," wrote a Blizzard spokesperson in an email "[It was] meant to be a fun community engagement piece. We have nothing to announce."
"We have nothing to announce" may mean a lot of things, but it does not deny that Diablo III will come to the Nintendo Switch. The tweet also showed Blizzard that there is a lot of interest in case the game is ported to the hybrid console.
'Diablo III' On Nintendo Switch Rumors
Blizzard's tweet with the Diablo nightlight and its response to the rumors are not the only clues that Diablo III may be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
In July 2016, Blizzard posted a job listing for a Diablo project director. The speculation at the time was that Blizzard was soon going to start working on Diablo IV. However, gamers are now thinking that the job listing was for the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III.
Last month, video game journalist and frequent leaker Marcus Sellars released the biggest clue for Diablo III on the Nintendo Switch. In a tweet, he said that the game is in development for the hybrid console and that it should launch by early next year. Sellars added that Blizzard looks to implement a local play mode for Diablo III that will connect multiple units of the Nintendo Switch, following the emphasis on local multiplayer for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
Diablo III fans are hoping that the rumors are true, but for now, we will just have to wait for official confirmation from Blizzard.