Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch, despite the denial by developer Blizzard that the RPG will be ported to the hybrid console.
Blizzard will likely remain quiet about the plan to release Diablo III on the Nintendo Switch until the official announcement. However, fans of the game are already looking forward to taking on the Lord of Destruction while on the go.
'Diablo III' On Nintendo Switch Confirmed
Earlier this month, rumors started swirling on a Diablo III Nintendo Switch port. It all started with a cryptic video tweeted by Blizzard of a nightlight featuring the face of Diablo that is being switched on and off. Gamers linked the video to the arrival of the series to Nintendo's latest console.
Blizzard denied that the video meant the arrival of Diablo III to the Nintendo Switch, with a spokesperson saying that the developer has "nothing to announce." Fans did not buy the response, as it did not outright state that Diablo III will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Apparently, the skepticism is rooted in truth. Sources have confirmed with Eurogamer that Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch is already in production and that they were surprised that Blizzard released the video when the official announcement was still several months away.
The sources, however, were not able to confirm if Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch will come with the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions. It may be safely assumed that the additional content will be included, though, with a release similar to the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Blizzard Games On Nintendo Switch
Diablo III will be the first Blizzard game to be released on the Nintendo Switch, though several rumors have linked some of the developer's other titles to the hybrid console.
Overwatch, Blizzard's massively popular multiplayer shooter, will be difficult to port to the Nintendo Switch. However, the possibility remains, game director Jeff Kaplan said last year.
Hearthstone, meanwhile, has also been linked to the hybrid console, but the senior game designer said in November 2017 that there was no work being done yet on releasing a Nintendo Switch version of the digital card game.
However, considering that Diablo III is six years old, the game is the prime candidate to be the first Blizzard game on the Nintendo Switch. The hybrid console's hardware will likely be able to support the RPG, and the Nintendo Switch will be the perfect platform for the rumored local multiplayer mode that will be enabled for the Diablo III port.