Earlier, Forbes accidentally published an article that confirmed Diablo 3 is indeed coming to Nintendo Switch. Blizzard had seemingly teased the game earlier but later denied that they were alluding to a Switch release. Since then, the company has remained ominously quiet about the port, worrying fans.
The article published by Forbes was immediately taken down but with the Internet being the Internet, some people managed to nab a few screenshots.
It confirms that the Switch version will include 4-people couch-co-op, online co-op, and wireless co-op. The game also includes all of the previously released content for Diablo 3 on other platforms, such as the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions. All for the low price of $59.99. There is no set release date yet, but it is slated to release sometime in 2018.
Earlier in the week, Blizzard had stated that it had “multiple Diablo projects in the works.” Die-hard fans were expecting an announcement for the fourth installment of the series, which is still possible, but for many, it was obvious that a Switch version was one of those projects.
Diablo 3’s original release was troubling, but fans of the game have lauded it as the expansions have come out. Many call the current state of the game the optimal Diablo experience. For fans of dungeon crawlers, this is an experience you don’t want to miss out on.
Blizzard has not yet commented on the topic, but we expect them to make an announcement soon. Stay tuned for more details.
You can see the screenshots here.
Like always, the Nintendo Switch has the added advantage of portability that no other console can boast, and Diablo in particular will benefit greatly from it. As someone who has always wanted to get into Diablo but never has, this will be my entry point. I can’t wait until we the game releases, and hopefully we’ll get an exclusive amiibo like other third-party games have offered.
Blizzard working with Nintendo is like a dream come true. Since Overwatch’s main competition, Paladins, is already on the Switch, I think it makes sense for the game to release on the console too. Of course, who knows if there are hardware limitations that prevent that. But since Blizzard made Diablo work, maybe they can make Overwatch work too.