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Diablo III Is Coming To Switch Later This Year

Illustration for article titled iDiablo III/i Is Coming To Switch Later This Year

The day that was prophesied by a light switch is finally upon us: Diablo III is coming to Nintendo Switch this year.

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The news was meant to be announced tomorrow, but appeared today on Forbes in a post that’s since been deleted. Diablo III Eternal Collection on Switch will include the original game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and all updates the game has received thus far. You’ll also be able to get an armor set that makes you look like Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda, because I guess Ganondorf would be mad about the devil muscling in on his “crown prince of evil” turf.

The Switch version will also let you play multiplayer in a number of different configurations, from four-player local co-op on the same machine, to four-player co-op on separate Switches without an internet connection, to fully online co-op, to having some players local and others connected over the internet.

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It’ll cost $59.99 and will be out sometime later this year. Fun sidenote: this will be the first Blizzard game on a Nintendo platform in 15 years.

Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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Hold-My-Dirk
Hold-My-Dirk

While I enjoyed my playthrough of Diablo 3 however many years ago it came out, I always felt restricted by the skill system. That and I was the Monk who had the teleporting basic attack ability that, at least for my build, was more OP than my other abilities.  I was never taking damage and got pretty bored just holding down left click (even moreso than other games that aren’t all that different).  Add that to the fact that you could pretty much only progress with the auction house (as almost all your drops ended up being useless), it really killed a game for me that I was so excited for.  I have no doubt they’ve improved it over the years but it left a sour taste in my mouth.