Hot off the heels of last week’s Nintendo Direct, Blizzard opened up digital pre-orders for the definitive edition of the acclaimed action RPG, Diablo III, which includes all of the previous DLC, like Rise of the Necromancer and Reaper of Souls, along with additional features exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.
Blizzard Entertainment originally launched Diablo III on PC back in 2012. Since launch, Blizzard has continuously improved the game through live updates and additional expansions. Diablo III has been released since launch across PlayStation 3 and Playstation 4, and the latest Eternal Collection will mark the first time a Blizzard game has landed on a Nintendo console since 2003.
In preparation for the upcoming collection, Blizzard Entertainment had the following to share in a recent Press Release:
Endlessly playable and continually evolving, Diablo III provides a lifetime of challenge and adventure, and the Eternal Collection includes the multitude of features, refinements, and updates that have been added to the game to date. On top fighting through an epic story campaign that spans the High Heavens, the Burning Hells, and beyond, players can earn bountiful rewards in Adventure Mode, a never-ending onslaught of activity with constantly shifting objectives across all of the game’s locales. Diablo III Eternal Collection also includes Seasons, a recurring game mode that encourages players to create fresh characters, earn exclusive Seasonal rewards, and crush hordes of demons to earn spots on their region’s leaderboards.
“The gates of Hell will soon be opening once again, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Nintendo Switch players joining the battle,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Whether they’re bravely diving in alone or teaming up with friends, Sanctuary’s newest heroes are in store for endless adventuring—and endless loot—when Diablo III Eternal Collection launches on November 2.”
Diablo III Eternal Collection has been forged to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch System’s flexibility and versatility, whether players are using the Joy-Con controller or a Pro Controller. And true to Diablo’s spirit, players will have a wealth of options when it comes to cleansing Sanctuary cooperatively—parties of up to four can play together, either by sharing a screen on a single Nintendo Switch, linking their consoles together wirelessly, or connecting through the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.
The Diablo III Eternal Collection invades the Nintendo Switch later this fall on November 2, 2018.
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