Diablo III is heading to the Nintendo Switch this fall

    
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You know, it can really be your jong.

We may now know at least one of the several Diablo projects that Blizzard was teasing last week. Blizzard Watch reports that Diablo III is due for at least one additional port, this time to the Nintendo Switch.

The confirmation came about due to a mis-posted Forbes article that apparently jumped the gun. But once something is on the internet, it’s on it forever, so we know several details about this upcoming port.

The Switch version will be called Diablo III: The Eternal Collection and will retail for $60. There will be a few items exclusive to the Switch, such as a triforce picture frame, a Legend of Ganondorf armor set, and a Cucco companion pet. The game will have local and internet coop, as well as cloud saves.

Blizzard Watch notes that this is the first collaboration between Blizzard and Nintendo in 15 years. Stay tuned for more official bits from Blizzard, we assume, later today!

Update: Aaaaand it’s official, and it’s happening this fall. Do note the link in the tweet doesn’t work as I type this, but we presume it will.

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Jack Pipsam

It makes perfect sense, it should be a great port for the Switch.

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rafael12104

And another one bites the Switch. Heh.

All in all, the Switch is turning out to be one hell of an investment in gaming for me.

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BalsBigBrother

Not the Diablo news I was looking for so I guess back to wait and see mode for me. /sigh

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Bryan Correll

But once something is on the internet, it’s on it forever,

That’s why I don’t post my nude photos. Anymore.

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Anastasis Kontostergios

The switch is killing it

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Minimalistway

More platforms is a good thing, the franchise is not making any money after selling a copy, Switch will provide some, and i hope several games means something new is coming soon.

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Polyanna

I’m probably the last person in the known world who never played Skyrim or Diablo III, and also never has owned a console of any generation.

And now my Christmas list is done.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I think I am the only person on the planet without a battle dot net account and this isn’t going to change that.

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Schmidt.Capela

I don’t think you will need a Battle.net account. Besides, if I understand correctly, you will need to pay for Nintendo’s newfangled online service in order to play online at all.

… I’m actually considering this one. My switch is fully hacked, so I would be able to use cheats and mods on it just like with Diablo 2. Besides, I find that Diablo games play better with joysticks than with KB+Mouse.

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Ittybumpkin

This is disappointing. I guess they are following what Bethesda did with Skyrim

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Darthbawl

Came in here to say the same thing about it feeling like Skyrim, coming out on every known platform known to human kind.

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Minimalistway

In Wikipedia Skyrim works on PC, Playstation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & one, and Switch.

Diablo 3 work on same platforms + Mac.

That’s not many, a lot is something like Minecraft which work on so many platforms, or Doom.

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Schmidt.Capela

Try Tetris; just among the officially licensed versions, you have:
– Arcade, in multiple versions.
– PC, Mac, plus older systems like Amiga, MSX, ZX Spectrum, PC-Engine, etc.
– iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, plus iPod and some older mobile systems.
– Web.
– Amazon Fire TV, Ouya.
– GB, GBC, Virtual Boy, GBA, DS, DSi, 3DS.
– NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, WiiU, Switch.
– PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4.
– PSP, PS Vita.
– Saturn, Dreamcast.
– XBox 360, XBox One.

Add the unlicensed clones and you have Tetris versions for nearly every device capable of playing games, and some you didn’t even suspect of being feasible for games.