One of the earliest Nintendo Switch rumors is finally a reality- Diablo III and its expansions are heading to the Switch later this year.
A Nintendo Switch port of Diablo III has been rumored to be in development ever since Nintendo’s latest handheld/console hybrid hit shelves, however developer Blizzard failed to update or confirm fans of its existence, until it was leaked earlier this week.
After a year of fan-speculation, Nintendo and Blizzard finally unveiled Diablo III for the Switch earlier today through a joint trailer featuring Reggie Fils-Aime and Mike Morhaime. Diablo III: Eternal Collection will include the base game, the “Reaper of Souls” and “Rise of the Necromancer” expansions, and all previously released DLC outside platform-exclusive content. Nintendo’s version of Diablo III will sport its own exclusive content, all of which can either be found in Sanctuary, or unlocked early as a pre-order bonus; the three exclusives originate from Nintendo’s own famed Action-Adventure saga The Legend of Zelda, and include a “Cucco” companion pet, “Triforce” portrait frame, and a “transmogrification set” that lets players equip Gannondorf’s armor. Up to four players may participate in a co-op campaign through a local connection or online, however the subscription for the premium Nintendo Switch Online service will be required for online play once it goes live; the Nintendo version can only be played with other Switch owners, as it will not support Cross-Network play with the Microsoft, Sony or PC versions.
An official release date has not been scheduled, but Diablo III: Eternal Collection is expected to release for the Nintendo Switch this Fall.