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As some expected, Diablo 3 will be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. There was a bit of a leak today, as Forbes published an article that was scheduled for release tomorrow and then quickly took it down, but Kotaku caught the leak.

Unfortunately this is probably one of the "several Diablo projects" Nevalistis mentioned in a teasing tweet a while ago, so it remains to be seen what else exactly we have to look forward to in the franchise and if there will be any significant new announcements at BlizzCon.

Meanwhile, the Switch edition, already released under the Eternal Collection for other platforms, will cost $59,99 and include all current content, meaning Reaper of Souls, Rise of the Necromancer and all other patches released so far, as well as a (presumably exclusive) armor set that looks like Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda. As appropriate for the Switch, the game will also have many co-op options, from 4 players playing on the same console, to each player playing on a separate Switch but without needing to be online, and then of course, a regular online mode.

Also, this is the first Blizzard game in 15 years to arrive on a Nintendo platform (with the last one being the "Blizzard's Classic Arcade" pack for the Gameboy Advance, including Rock 'n' Roll Racing, Blackthorne and Lost Vikings).

We'll get the official announcement tomorrow (presumably) and hopefully we'll get to see the Gangondorf armor look then.


Thanks to MMOChampion for catching the news.

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as well as a (presumably exclusive) armor set that looks like Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda.

So we're getting Link, Zelda and Ganondorf as the next Heroes for Heroes of the Storm, RIGHT?

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37 minutes ago, Fandabidozi said:

I thought Diablo 2 was getting a makeover or did I dream that, it’s never mentioned in the ‘several projects’ articles.

There was something regarding a job opening to "modernize" Diablo 2; It might be a makeover/remake/remaster or, more disappointingly, patch support so it works better on 64-bit systems or windows 11+ and perhaps other operating systems. Nobody knows, maybe not even Blizzard (Wouldn't be the first time they decided against a former idea they had)

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37 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

So we're getting Link, Zelda and Ganondorf as the next Heroes for Heroes of the Storm, RIGHT?

Quiz time 😄
Order these events chronologically from the earliest to latest:
A) Zelda added to Heroes of the Storm
B) The Lost Vikings getting a rework
C) I reach the platinum rank
D) Heroes of the Storm 2: The Storm Strikes Back is released

Spoiler

(correct answer: A, D, C, B)

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As a Switch owner and Blizzard fan, I think I just felt so much joy over this that I barfed up a rainbow.

This is going to be potentially amazing, provided that Blizzard doesn't do the fatal mistake of forcing you to be online to play. The greatest thing about the Switch is the ability to play games on a long bus ride for example, and it would just suck that you'd have to be chained at home to play this game.

I can understand it being needed for the multiplayer experience, and likely to keep track of their internal things, but they could make you able to create a character to play through the campaign mode whilst offline.

We'll see tomorrow, but here's hoping. Going to get this right off the bat if it does have an offline mode for sure. ^_^

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1 hour ago, Lampanelli said:

As a Switch owner and Blizzard fan, I think I just felt so much joy over this that I barfed up a rainbow.

This is going to be potentially amazing, provided that Blizzard doesn't do the fatal mistake of forcing you to be online to play. The greatest thing about the Switch is the ability to play games on a long bus ride for example, and it would just suck that you'd have to be chained at home to play this game.

I can understand it being needed for the multiplayer experience, and likely to keep track of their internal things, but they could make you able to create a character to play through the campaign mode whilst offline.

We'll see tomorrow, but here's hoping. Going to get this right off the bat if it does have an offline mode for sure. ^_^

You can play offline on the Xbox so I don't see why it would be any different.

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Fairly disappointed. But I don't know why they are going to sell the game for $60. Should be $40 for how old the game is, and the fact that there are no more major patches or big game changes.

But if it helps Blizzard get the funds for their other projects I'm down for another port.

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Bullshit about diablo. Is it good for nintendo i think no. Diablo must be forever pc style as like 2. Ah needed too. All other news mispoint for me. Diablo 3 has good game character design and atmospheric but worse game playstyle, not many items epic. Boring set items boring map design for me. Diablo 4 designers needed to look at a little PoE.

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2 hours ago, Brutality said:

Bullshit about diablo. Is it good for nintendo i think no. Diablo must be forever pc style as like 2. Ah needed too. All other news mispoint for me. Diablo 3 has good game character design and atmospheric but worse game playstyle, not many items epic. Boring set items boring map design for me. Diablo 4 designers needed to look at a little PoE.

With how D3 is designed it was a smart idea to Port the game to different consoles than just PC. You're tapping into a much larger community than you would just going for PC users. 

As for PoE, that's a bit of an odd statement. Diablo and PoE are two very different games despite being in the same genre. If Diablo 4 were to exist, I think they would be fine developing a system that combines both 2 and 3.

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1 hour ago, Rhondis said:

With how D3 is designed it was a smart idea to Port the game to different consoles than just PC. You're tapping into a much larger community than you would just going for PC users.

Blizzard firstly founded for entertaintment and they made good games years ago. Now i see this brand follow the money it is not funny for us in some games. I know they want to bring their games to console as like Destiny but their games nature not compatible except overwatch new era. I dont know maybe i think wrong...

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12 hours ago, Brutality said:

Bullshit about diablo. Is it good for nintendo i think no. Diablo must be forever pc style as like 2. Ah needed too. All other news mispoint for me. Diablo 3 has good game character design and atmospheric but worse game playstyle, not many items epic. Boring set items boring map design for me. Diablo 4 designers needed to look at a little PoE.

Blizzard already stated that they want to try something completely new for Diablo 4. Not another top down RPG. They want to create a new gameplay experience. Nothing specific has been said yet but they could imagine a first person game like Skyrim or even replace the RPG elements with something else. 

But they are sure that they want Diablo 4 with a different genre.

In my opinion that gives Blizzard more opportunities. Not being limited by a certain gameplay style is the best way to create something beyond imagination... and maybe something that blows our minds. I seriuosly don't want another top down Action RPG to be honest.

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12 hours ago, Brutality said:

Bullshit about diablo. Is it good for nintendo i think no. Diablo must be forever pc style as like 2. Ah needed too. All other news mispoint for me. Diablo 3 has good game character design and atmospheric but worse game playstyle, not many items epic. Boring set items boring map design for me. Diablo 4 designers needed to look at a little PoE.

What is the problem with Diablo being on consoles? Also, you do realize Diablo I was released for the original Playstation, right?

PoE is the boring one, the game feels uninspired and unpolished, with no personality; I honestly couldn't play it for more than 10 minutes. I know opinions are opinions, but if anything Blizzard needs to stray away from other games of the genre when they finally released Diablo 4; they are known for freshing up the formula of whatever game genre they touch on. Looking at PoE for "inspiration" is the last thing they need to do.

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10 hours ago, Brutality said:

Blizzard firstly founded for entertaintment and they made good games years ago. Now i see this brand follow the money it is not funny for us in some games. I know they want to bring their games to console as like Destiny but their games nature not compatible except overwatch new era. I dont know maybe i think wrong...

Diablo 3 plays so much better on consoles as a twin-stick game instead of using the mouse.

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29 minutes ago, brutalpandax said:

Diablo 3 plays so much better on consoles as a twin-stick game instead of using the mouse.

Debatable... I find the game far more enjoyable on P.C because the aiming is more accute to my liking. 

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I think it's cool to see Blizzard getting back with Ninty.

I dont think I'll be paying $60 for this as I've already logged thousands of hours on PC D3.

BUT REALLY,  let's talk about that Blizzard Classics Pack for GBA, and how AMAZING that would be ported to the Switch!!

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5 hours ago, brutalpandax said:

Diablo 3 plays so much better on consoles as a twin-stick game instead of using the mouse.

I think you are playing barbarian. Did you try to play ranged? :)

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7 hours ago, Valhalen said:

What is the problem with Diablo being on consoles? Also, you do realize Diablo I was released for the original Playstation, right?

PoE is the boring one, the game feels uninspired and unpolished, with no personality; I honestly couldn't play it for more than 10 minutes. I know opinions are opinions, but if anything Blizzard needs to stray away from other games of the genre when they finally released Diablo 4; they are known for freshing up the formula of whatever game genre they touch on. Looking at PoE for "inspiration" is the last thing they need to do.

Why boring? Diablo is boring because it has low item options for characters. We need more! more! items . For me items are more important than the game design.

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5 hours ago, Rhondis said:

Debatable... I find the game far more enjoyable on P.C because the aiming is more accute to my liking. 

The aim is just a very minor setback. But you also get the ability to roll with the right stick. For those who miss the challenge in Diablo3 this would be a much better choice. The controls are completely overhauled for consoles and you get a better feel for the environment and the world by navigating with a joystick. It felt incredibly more comfortable on consoles.


But even though I tried it. I didnt switch because I dont want to leave my PC account with hundreds of hours behind xD sad life

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41 minutes ago, Alkasar said:

The aim is just a very minor setback. But you also get the ability to roll with the right stick. For those who miss the challenge in Diablo3 this would be a much better choice. The controls are completely overhauled for consoles and you get a better feel for the environment and the world by navigating with a joystick. It felt incredibly more comfortable on consoles.


But even though I tried it. I didnt switch because I dont want to leave my PC account with hundreds of hours behind xD sad life

Well the Dodge roll mechanic was implemented to help out with escaping. Even if the joystick allows for easy moving, ranged characters of all can find it much harder to escape dire situations due to the aim assist that is also provided. 

Imagine if Dodge roll was added to the P.C version, I'm pretty sure most characters wouldn't need an ability to escape or negate damage. The mechanic would be abused greatly.

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