Diablo III Eternal Collection heads to Nintendo Switch this year

Shawn Knight

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Something to look forward to: Diablo III, the fastest-selling PC game of all time (according to Blizzard, at least), is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch. With that milestone now marked off the to-do list, perhaps Blizzard can now focus all of its efforts on what's next for the Diablo franchise.

The rumors were true. Blizzard on Thursday announced that the Diablo III Eternal Collection will launch on the Nintendo Switch later this year.

The Eternal Collection is described by Blizzard as the definitive edition of its award-winning action RPG. It’ll include everything from the original Diablo III as well as the Reaper of Souls expansion and the Rise of the Necromancer pack. There are also platform-exclusive bonus items to be had like The Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic armor set inspired by the notorious villain from The Legend of Zelda series.

The game will support multiplayer mode with up to four players locally or online, we’re told.

Just last week, Blizzard community manager Brandy Camel teased on Twitter that multiple Diablo projects were in the works. At the time, she said Blizzard may have more information to share later this year.

While news of a Diablo III port for the Switch is exciting, fans are still waiting for a proper sequel. That’s likely still a ways out although with any luck, perhaps we’ll hear something about it at BlizzCon 2018 in November.

The game will be available at retail stores and digitally through the Nintendo eShop later this year (an exact launch date wasn’t provided). Blizzard said fans can get an early look at the Eternal Collection at the upcoming Gamescom and PAX West conventions later this month.

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Jeff Schmidt

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Too bad it will probably be $60. They should add another expansion or something to make it worthwhile to the people that have already put a lot of hours into the game.
 

Axiarus

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Too bad it will probably be $60. They should add another expansion or something to make it worthwhile to the people that have already put a lot of hours into the game.
Porting games to different consoles DOES cost money. It also adds the ability to lay in bed and play it on a handheld.
 

Jeff Schmidt

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Too bad it will probably be $60. They should add another expansion or something to make it worthwhile to the people that have already put a lot of hours into the game.
Porting games to different consoles DOES cost money. It also adds the ability to lay in bed and play it on a handheld.

I understand it does cost money. I'd just like to see something new from Blizzard since I'm not a WOW player. I wanted a new diablo or warcraft game. I'd rather have diablo 2 then diablo 3 again. Since I already own it on PC and Xbox One.
 

ghostf1re

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This is kind of cool, but Diablo is a top down perspective game and playing this handheld seems like it would be a pain. The distance from your character to the camera would make you look very small on that screen. Though in console mode it's probably pretty fun.
 

Axiarus

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I understand it does cost money. I'd just like to see something new from Blizzard since I'm not a WOW player. I wanted a new diablo or warcraft game. I'd rather have diablo 2 then diablo 3 again. Since I already own it on PC and Xbox One.
Well they have already said they have more Diablo stuff on the way. I am personally hoping for Diablo II remastered. Waiting for a new Warcraft game will have you waiting forever. The Warcraft story line is now and forever tied to WoW. On top of that, the RTS genre is dwindling year after year. It just is not popular anymore.