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Diablo III is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year

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Diablo III confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Diablo III has been around for a long time, but it’s still one of those action RPGs that you can return to for a little bit of demon hunting comfort. It’s also one that has been rumoured for Nintendo Switch for most of this year, with the smoke edging everyone closer to the inevitable fire. While Blizzard might have planned for it to be announced tomorrow, publication Forbes slipped up today and prematurely set their announcement for the port to go live early. Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it’s coming this year.

With Gamescom kicking off next week it’s no wonder Blizzard might have wanted to get the news out earlier, with the game perhaps making an appearance at the European show. Kotaku has since confirmed that the announcement is real, detailing everything players can expect from the port later in 2018. As you might expect you’ll be getting all of the Diablo III content released to date, which includes the incredible Reaper of Souls expansion, additional classes and the latest Rise of the Necromancer pack. Switch players will also apparently get a Legend of Zelda Ganondorf skin to apply to their characters, which is goofy fun.

With the Switch being so portable and malleable in its design, multiplayer will be supported in numerous ways. Using the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online Service, you’ll be able to partner with up to three other friends online as expected. You’ll also be able to play with up to four people on one Switch, using a combination of controllers. If your friends have their own consoles though, Diablo III will support internet-free wireless play, which is a neat feature for on the go.

A firm release date hasn’t yet been announced, but Kotaku reports that Diablo III will launch on Switch before the end of the year and retail for the standard $60. Blizzard is working on multiple Diablo related projects though, so this might just be the first of numerous reveals.

Last Updated: August 15, 2018


  1. That’s cool and all, but the world is waiting for the Diablo 4 announcement. And we’re hoping they do better than last time when it releases.


    • Geoffrey Tim

      August 16, 2018 at 11:32

      Yeah. Diablo 3 eventually became pretty damned great, but the launch was NOT GOOD.


      • Pariah

        August 16, 2018 at 11:55

        I remember the always online was a problem for its day (my how things have changed) – but that real money auction house was really, really stupid. D3 became good when they removed it.

        Saying that however, I bought it on console initially, and it was always a good game there. I only got the PC version much later. So my personal experience with it has always been good.


    • Kenn Gibson

      August 16, 2018 at 13:06

      D3 player since error 37…. it is a damn fine game now, after a rocky start. The console version is arguably even better, especially 4 player co-op on a couch.


  2. kieker

    August 16, 2018 at 08:21

    I’ve been looking to get back into a diablo type game forever, and this seems like the perfect opportunity. $60 is a bit steep though, especially if you convert it to Randelas. Hopefully this releases around december when I’m getting the yearly bonus.


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