The Nintendo Switch port of Diablo 3 is definitely happening this year. We don’t know exactly when, for now, but you can be sure that you’ll be able to slay demons on the go. The Switch version is also going to feature some Nintendo-themed items in the game, including the Ganondorf cosmetic armor set and more.
A while ago, a tweet from Blizzard featuring a short video of a Diablo-themed night light made the rounds. People have been speculating about it ever since, coming to the conclusion that it announces a Switch version of Diablo 3. Well, now it’s official. According to a since-deleted article by Forbes (but caught by Reddit), and confirmed by Kotaku, the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo 3 is indeed going to be a real thing. It’s going to launch some time this year; although, neither article mentions any exact launch date.
The version of Diablo 3 you’ll be able to pick up on the Switch is going to be the Eternal Collection version. It will feature the main game, as well as the Rise of the Necromancers pack, the Reaper of Souls expansion, as well as all of the updates that have come out so far. Not only that, but you’ll also get some Switch-exclusive stuff. This includes the Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic armor set, the Tri-Force portrait frame, a Chicken pet, and the Echoes of the Mask cosmetic wings. The whole set is going to cost you a full $60 (or $59.99, if you will). Whether or not that’s worth your money is up to you to decide.
Up to 4 players are going to be able to play together, either on the same Switch, or on four Switches connected wirelessly without an internet connection. You’ll also be able to play with others via the Nintendo Switch Online service, which, as a reminder, will launch in September. So, there you have it, that’s what we know for now. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details come out.