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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDf4J42Otbo

 

Eurogamer:

Diablo 3 on Switch will run at 60 frames per second "across the board", at a native 720p resolution in handheld mode, and at 960p in docked mode, Stilwell revealed. Other than resolution, "you shouldn't notice anything different" between docked and handheld play.

Like the other console versions, the game will support up to four players locally on a single console as well as online play - and it will also allow up to four Switches to be linked wirelessly. It can be played on a single Joy-con as well as dual Joy-cons and the Pro Controller.

This is Blizzard's first appearance on a Nintendo platform in 15 years - it last published some of its classic games on Game Boy Advance,
and before that, put StarCraft on Nintendo 64.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-16-diablo-3-confirmed-for-nintendo-switch

 

Official announcement: 

The minions of Hell have grown unfathomably strong since Diablo® III’s release, but lucky for the High Heavens, reinforcements are on the way. Later this year, Nintendo Switch players the world over will join the fray with the Diablo III Eternal Collection and wield their systems’ portable power to slay demons and amass vast hoards of loot anytime, anywhere.

The Eternal Collection is the definitive edition of the award-winning action RPG, including everything from the original Diablo III, the critically-acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer® pack. With seven powerful character classes, a five-act campaign that spans the lore-rich and demon-infested world of Sanctuary, and an endlessly replayable Adventure Mode, the Eternal Collection is the perfect all-in-one package to introduce newcomers to a lifetime of adventure.

The Eternal Collection for the Nintendo Switch incorporates the system’s flexibility and versatility into its design. Whether using a Joy-Con controller or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, players will have an awe-inspiring assortment of demon-slaying powers at their fingertips, thanks to intuitive, ultra-responsive controls custom-built for Nintendo Switch. And true to the spirit of the Diablo series, players will also have a wealth of options when it comes to cleansing Sanctuary cooperatively—up to four players can band together to engage in grand multiplayer crusades, whether they’re sharing a screen on a single Nintendo Switch, linking their systems together wirelessly, or teaming up through the Nintendo Switch Online* service.

“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 the fastest-selling PC game of all time**. The Reaper of Souls expansion introduced the mighty Crusader class, the infinitely-replayable 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.

Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch will be available later this year at retail stores everywhere and digitally through the Nintendo eShop. Gamers in North America and Europe will be able to get an early look at Diablo III Eternal Collection this August at Gamescom in Cologne, Fan Expo in Toronto, and PAX West in Seattle. For more information, visit https://www.diablo3.com/switch.

* Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online play, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in September 2018.

Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 16 August 2018

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Great news, altough I would have prefered overwatch.



I LOVE ICELAND!

Man, I love when Nintendo do little humorous live action skits for announcements like this. They did them so often during the Wii U years and now with the Switch it feels like we hardly get them anymore.

Anyways, i've never played Diablo 3 (the closest I think i've played to it is a few hours I put into Torchlight 2 on Steam) but this seems like a pretty good get for the Switch. Guessing it will be a November or December release since in terms of third party games being released those 2 months seem pretty empty on that front.



Nice to have it finally confirmed.Though i am one of the opinion that Diablo(along with most Blizzard IPs) are most suited to PC, this is one hell of a game to have.If someone dosent have a mean to play Diablo III on a PC, I definelly recommend picking this up.60 dollars may be a bit pricey, and it maybe is slightly, but it will be worth it.

As a side note, this seems like a lot of effort put into a trailer just put into the Nintendo channel without much fanfare.It even feels like it would fit perfectly into a Direct.Makes me wonder if all the rumors and leaks made Nintendo and Blizzard announce this earlier.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Oh, and its running 60fps and at 900p!(docked mode).Though not exactly surprising, its really great news.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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The best news was that we got another skit with Reggienator in it !



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Anybody else feel like this announcement should have been a part of a Direct?



Nothing to see here, move along

melbye said:
Anybody else feel like this announcement should have been a part of a Direct?



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Nautilus said:
Oh, and its running 60fps and at 900p!(docked mode).Though not exactly surprising, its really great news.

Actually 960p. ;)



Nautilus said:
Oh, and its running 60fps and at 900p!(docked mode).Though not exactly surprising, its really great news.

That's nice. I guess i might consider buying it. Didn't really liked it on PC (even tho Diablo 2 LoD is my favorite game of all time with Botw) but i guess with all the expansions coming, local coop and portability i could enjoy it.

 

I just didn't like the gameplay of the game compare to the previous games it was too slow to me with too much cooldowns on spells.