Sources says Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch, despite Blizzard's denial

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Blizzard last week teased the possibility of bringing its popular Diablo franchise to the Nintendo Switch. While the developer and publisher never said as much in direct words, the message was inferred through a Twitter post of a demon-themed nightlight being turned on and off.

When pressed on the matter, Blizzard said the post was meant to be a fun community engagement piece and that they simply aren’t that clever. The problem with that admission is that, in fact, Blizzard is that clever and we’re hearing as much from chatty sources.

Those familiar with the matter tell Eurogamer on Tuesday that Blizzard is indeed working to port the Diablo franchise – specifically, Diablo III – to the Switch. Sources couldn’t confirm whether the Reaper of Souls or the Necromancer expansions will be included in the port although at this point, it would be surprising if they weren’t bundled in.


Now, for a bit of bad news.

Eurogamer’s sources said they were surprised to see last week’s teaser considering the game is still several months away from an official reveal.

Nintendo doesn’t typically encourage speculation about its games. What’s more, third-party Switch games often aren’t announced until close to their launch date. The tease by Blizzard seems to go against the grain on multiple fronts but eh, what’s the harm in doing so? If a social media post gets people excited about a game, that’s not exactly a bad thing.

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ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
This is the first game in a while ill be mostly willing drop $60 on.

I know its been out a long while, but being able to play this on portable makes it far more appealing than it was on PC or console, as ive never played it outside the original beta on any platform.
 

Arionic

TS Member
This is the first game in a while ill be mostly willing drop $60 on.

I know its been out a long while, but being able to play this on portable makes it far more appealing than it was on PC or console, as I've never played it outside the original beta on any platform.

I have the game on pc and installed it on my Lenovo yoga convertible laptop. Flip it into tablet mode and use a few onscreen keyboard tools and you have a switch style diablo 3 game with what feel like android controls. It's actually a lot of fun.
 

Misagt

TS Evangelist
This is the first game in a while ill be mostly willing drop $60 on.

I know its been out a long while, but being able to play this on portable makes it far more appealing than it was on PC or console, as ive never played it outside the original beta on any platform.
Thanks for pointing that how regarding portability. As I couldn't think of one good reason to play it on the Switch.
 

Prosercunus

TS Maniac
This is the first game in a while ill be mostly willing drop $60 on.

I know its been out a long while, but being able to play this on portable makes it far more appealing than it was on PC or console, as ive never played it outside the original beta on any platform.
Thanks for pointing that how regarding portability. As I couldn't think of one good reason to play it on the Switch.
Same. I always forget that the Switch has portability as I use it as a traditional console.
 

ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
This is the first game in a while ill be mostly willing drop $60 on.

I know its been out a long while, but being able to play this on portable makes it far more appealing than it was on PC or console, as ive never played it outside the original beta on any platform.
Thanks for pointing that how regarding portability. As I couldn't think of one good reason to play it on the Switch.
Same. I always forget that the Switch has portability as I use it as a traditional console.
thats the interesting thing about switch. I docked mine once when I first got it and have used it entirely in handheld mode since.
 

TheBigT42

TS Guru
Why would you even want to play D3 anymore? How many times to you need to go through the same game and same dungeons over and over just to level up....my high water mark was 5 times