Hey! Who knew? Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.
After weeks of rumours – and yesterday’s unfortunately timed leak – Blizzard has officially confirmed that Diablo III Eternal Collection will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.
The collection includes the base game, plus the Reaper of Souls expansion, and Rise of the Necromancer pack.
Apart from portable play, it’s the game’s multiplayer features that are most interesting. Up to four players can play on a single Nintendo Switch, or via multiple consoles linked together over WiFi. Online multiplayer will also be supported through the new Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.
Blizzard say that Diablo III Eternal Collection will run at 60fps docked and undocked, have a new custom control scheme for single Joy-Con play, and there will be exclusive Zelda-themed content in the shape of the Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic set, a Cucco companion pet, and a Triforce portrait frame.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, said in a press statement:
“The Eternal Collection is the definitive version of Diablo III, and we’re thrilled to team up with Nintendo to unleash it for Nintendo Switch gamers around the world later this year,Bringing the world together through epic entertainment is core to our mission at Blizzard—we can’t wait to welcome a new generation of demon-slayers to Sanctuary.”
A release date for Diablo III Eternal Collection has yet to be confirmed, but the game will be playable at a number of upcoming events, including Gamescom, PAX West, and the Toronto Fan Expo
More news from Thumbsticks
- The Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate demo is out today on Switch
- Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch release date confirmed
- The complete list of Nintendo Switch game demos
Enjoyed this article?
We hope you found it useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tight spot, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Deltarune Chapter 2 release date revealed by Toby Fox
Deltarune Chapter 2 is almost upon us. We don't need to tell you to "please be excited" for this one.
Surreal web cartoon Tux and Fanny makes for a sublime video game
In one day I went from not knowing a thing about Tux and Fanny to proclaiming it the best video...
Battlefield 2042 release date bumped to November
Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 will be released one month later than planned. EA says...
The developers want you to break Age of Empires IV this weekend
After a number of balloted tests, the floodgates will open for a limited-time, unrestricted stress test for Age of Empires...
The PlayStation Store Double Discounts sale returns
PS Plus members get double discounts on PS4 and PS5 games in the latest PlayStation Store video game sale.
Latest Nintendo Switch update adds support for Bluetooth headphones
It's taken a long time, but you can now use your Bluetooth headphones with your Nintendo Switch.
More super games join Xbox Game Pass from today
SkateBird, Sable, and Subnautica: Below Zero are among the games coming to Xbox Game Pass before the end of September 2021.
Save on next-gen optimised games in this week’s new Xbox sales
This week's digital sales include discounts on Xbox Game Studios titles and Xbox Series X|S optimised releases.