After a series of teasers, rumors, and leaks, Blizzard Entertainment has officially confirmed that Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Diablo III: Eternal Collection, the package containing all the current add-ons, will come to the Nintendo console later this year for $59.99.
The Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III contains all the content made for the game so far, like the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions, all on one cartridge. The main game and the expansions are available from the moment you launch the title, giving you access to the entire suite of Diablo III content immediately. That means players will be able to play the full campaign, Adventure mode, seven character classes, themed seasons – for Switch players to experience for the first time.
What’s a little gift between friends? Join Reggie and CEO of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, as they talk about the complete #DiabloSwitch experience coming this fall.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 16, 2018
Naturally, Diablo III on the Switch will feature Nintendo-specific content for both first time and returning players.
The first and most major piece of content is the Ganondorf transmogrification. You can take your armor in the game with all the stats you like and make it (and your character) look like the evil tyrant. The design is based on Ganondorf’s Twilight Princess design.
In addition to the Ganondorf armor, you can also get cosmetic wings for your character, called Echoes of the Mask, inspired by Majora’s Mask. Switch players will also receive a Cucco pet for your character, along with an exclusive Triforce character portrait.
Discover pieces of The Legend of #Zelda’s world in Sanctuary. @Diablo III: Eternal Collection on #NintendoSwitch includes an exclusive transmogrification set that will let heroes sport Ganondorf’s iconic armour and other unique items. #DiabloSwitch pic.twitter.com/NJN3bbHrBH
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) August 16, 2018
The multiplayer of Diablo III is brought to Switch in full force, with both local and online variations. Players can play with two players on one Switch, four players over wireless LAN using multiple Switches, up to four players in online play, or a combination of local and online. Since it launches after Nintendo’s proposed September date for paid online, Diablo III will be using that and support its cloud saves, as well. Diablo III also supports voice chat, but it will be handled through the Nintendo Switch app, not through the system itself.
Diablo III: Eternal Collection will be launching on the Switch this Fall.
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