Yesterday thanks to an article published by Forbes that went up a bit too early, it appears that Diablo 3 for the Nintendo Switch was announced. For those wondering if it might be true, you’ll be pleased to learn that Blizzard and Nintendo have officially announced (and confirmed) that the game will indeed be launching on Nintendo’s console later this year.
Dubbed the Diablo 3 Eternal Collection, this is pretty much as the report had stated yesterday where it will come with a copy of the game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer DLC. There will also be exclusives to the Switch, such as a Cucco companion pet, a Triforce portrait frame, and also a transmorg set for Ganondorf’s armor, along with some cosmetic wings.
There will also be some slight changes to how multiplayer works as the game will take advantage of the console’s local co-op feature. Players can enjoy a local co-op session with up to three other friends on a single console, or they can also play with other Nintendo Switch gamers on separate consoles, once again supporting up to four players at once (will require Nintendo Switch Online subscription).
There has been talk about Diablo 3 launching on the Switch in the past, although Blizzard had shut those rumors down, but on hindsight we guess it was to prevent any spoilers. The game does not have a release date yet but it will be launching later this year.