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‘Diablo III’ is Coming to the Nintendo Switch Later This Year

Endless loot, endless monsters

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The dungeon crawler world of “Diablo III” is dropping from the High Heavens and is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Blizzard confirmed that Nintendo Switch players around the world will be able to play the “Diablo III Eternal Collection” in 2018, using the system’s portable power to gather loot whenever they can.

The Eternal Collection includes everything from the original “Diablo III” classic edition, plus the Reaper of Souls expansion and the Rise of the Necromancer pack. With seven character classes, a five-act campaign, and an endlessly replayable Adventure Mode, the Eternal Collection should keep you and your friends looting and grinding for countless hours. Blizzard stated that the controls were custom-built for the Nintendo Switch and that players could take advantage of the co-op modes with up to four players.

“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,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.”

“At Nintendo, we’re huge fans of rich and compelling games that speak to players around the world,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President and COO. “By partnering with companies like Blizzard, we’re able to create new ways of engaging with beloved content. Blizzard and Nintendo share a commitment to redefining the way people play games, and with Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch, that means players can now explore the vast world of Sanctuary anytime they like, and anywhere they go.”

“Diablo III” is one of the fastest-selling PC game of all time and the Reaper of Souls expansion introduced the Crusader class, the Adventure Mode, and a host of other game-defining features, like the random loot-filled Nephalem Rift dungeons. In 2017, Rise of the Necromancer resurrected the fan-favorite Necromancer class from Diablo II, bolstering players’ forces with the gruesome powers of blood and bone. All of this is included in Diablo III Eternal Edition for the Nintendo Switch system, on top of platform-exclusive bonus items, like The Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic armor set, inspired by the iconic villain from The Legend of Zelda series.