'Diablo III' On Nintendo Switch Is Really Happening, To Be Released This Year


Diablo III on the Nintendo Switch is really happening, according to a leaked article, confirming long-running rumors that the RPG will be ported to the hybrid console.

Speculations that Diablo III will arrive on the Nintendo Switch started with a cryptic tweet by Blizzard in March. A few months later, the game is finally confirmed, with a release date before the year ends.

'Diablo III' On Nintendo Switch Confirmed By Leaked Article

It all started when Blizzard's official Twitter account uploaded a video clip of a Diablo nightlight. With the nightlight being switched on and off, gamers theorized that it teased the arrival of Diablo III to the Nintendo Switch.

Eurogamer later confirmed with sources that Diablo III for Nintendo Switch was already in production. The sources were surprised that Blizzard would release such a giveaway teaser several months before an official announcement.

A Forbes article, apparently accidentally published and then immediately taken down, confirmed that Diablo III was headed to the Nintendo Switch. ResetEra forum users, fortunately, were able to save copies of the article before it was removed.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection, which will be sold for $59.99, will include all the paid expansions of Diablo III, including Reaper of Souls and the Rise of the Necromancer, as well as all the free updates and patches. The Diablo III port will also be receiving exclusive content in the form of an armor set that will make the characters look like The Legend of Zelda's Ganondorf, a chicken pet, a Tri-Force portrait, and an Echoes of the Mask cosmetic wings set.

Diablo III on the Nintendo Switch will support four-player local-multiplayer, whether they share one console or connect four consoles wirelessly. The game will also come with an online multiplayer mode that will require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection is expected to launch after Nintendo Switch Online rolls out in September, but before the year ends.

More 'Diablo' Projects In The Works

Diablo III: Eternal Collection for the Nintendo Switch, after the Forbes article is published on its supposed date, is expected to be present either at Gamescom 2018 next week or at BlizzCon 2018 in November.

Community manager Brandy Camel, however, recently said that there are "multiple Diablo projects" in the works for Blizzard. With Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch confirmed, gamers are speculating that the other projects may include remastered versions of the original Diablo and Diablo II, a Diablo mobile game, and perhaps also Diablo IV.

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