Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few fearless and powerful heroes. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram.

The minions of Hell have grown unfathomably strong since Diablo III's release, but lucky for the High Heavens, reinforcements are on the way.

Following multiple rumors and teasers, Nintendo confirms that Diablo III is officially coming to Nintendo Switch.

As reported yesterday, the Eternal Collection is includes everything from the original Diablo 3 along with the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack.

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It also sounds like existing Diablo players will have some things to be excited about. According to Eurogamer, this release will allow players to skip the game's campaign and instead jump right into Adventure Mode's faster pace.

While StarCraft 2's reliance on mouse and keyboard is likely to keep a Switch version off the table, Overwatch is well suited to controllers, and given that console versions exist for Blizzard to work from, perhaps there is hope for Overwatch on Switch yet. Up to four players can band together for some multiplayer goodness, whether they're sharing a screen on a single console, linking their systems together wirelessly, or teaming up through the Switch's online service. The trailer is actually kind of unique since it plays out much like a Nintendo Direct skit with Nintendo of America Reggie Fils Aime and Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime comedically discussing the game.

Teased earlier this year via a light switch, leaked yesterday accidentally by Forbes, and then non-accidentally by Kotaku after they picked up on Forbes' error, it has always been assumed by many fans and pundits that Diablo 3 would eventually be ported to the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, cross-platform play and having the ability to port your progress from an existing platform are not available for this release, though you will be able to upload your own Eternal Collection progress to a friend's Switch to continue playing when away from your own console.

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