New Super Mario Bros U might get a Switch re-release

Judy Cobb
August 20, 2018

Diablo III will pick up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. It still doesn't. Overwatch is an evolving game, and the development team is focused on keeping consistent updates ongoing, rather than creating a whole new port. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan spoke about this in April 2017, saying that it's just a huge undertaking: "It's also already challenging right now maintaining three platforms and patching simultaneously, which is something that we've finally been able to achieve", he said.

The news that Diablo III is coming to Switch later this year means it will be the first time a Blizzard game has been released on Nintendo hardware since The Lost Vikings on Game Boy Advance in 2003.

The announcement was spoiled when Forbes briefly pushed the announcement post on Wednesday before pulling it back several minutes later.

This was all confirmed in the Diablo III Eternal Collection reveal trailer above.

In addition to the content you've seen on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, the Switch release will include a few new goodies. Lastly, Nintendo fans will receive the platform-exclusive The Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic armor set which, of course, is inspired by the villain from Nintendo's acclaimed The Legend of Zelda series. There are now no plans to let seasoned Diablo III players move their saves from other platforms to the Switch.

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While Robertson is quick to point out that this is a rumor, it wouldn't be out of the ordinary, seeing the vast number of Wii U game that have been ported to the Switch. Handheld mode will run at 720p (the resolution of the LCD), and the console mode will be 960p.

Other special features include the possibility of playing the game in four player local co-op mode on the same console, or on four separate consoles communicating over the WiFi connection.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection will cost $59.99 when it launches, but we don't have an exact date.

Some of Robertson's sources say that the game could be out by the end of 2018, but if that's accurate, one has to wonder why Nintendo didn't announce the port at E3.

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