There has been a long list of rumors and leaks regarding the possibility of Blizzard’s Diablo III making its way to Nintendo’s platform, but now it just may be nearing reality. On Wednesday, a leak surfaced that an announcement for the Switch version of the game will arrive soon. The expectation is that a release date will be announced for later this year.
On Thursday, Blizzard revealed that the Diablo III Eternal Collection will make its way to Nintendo Switch this Fall. Included with this edition comes the base game and all content already available for the game. This means both the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions will be bundled with the Eternal Collection.
Multiplayer for the game will be supported both locally and online. Diablo III will necessitate the use of Nintendo’s paid online service, as it releases prior to the game, and will have support for cloud saves. Players will be able to team up with two on one Switch or up to four via wireless LAN using two or more Nintendo Switches.
Voice chat will also be available for the game when it launches through the app on the platform, rather than through the game itself.
Along with this edition coming to the Nintendo Switch, there will also be Switch-exclusive content. According to Gameinformer, The Legend of Zelda-inspired cosmetics will be included for those who purchase the game. Content featured includes Ganondorf armor from Twilight Princess, a cosmetic wings design based off Majora’s Mask, and a Triforce frame to help decorate your character’s portrait.
This marks the first time Blizzard is working with Nintendo since 2000, and going forward it will be interesting to see what else will be in stock for the platform. Diablo III Eternal Collection is coming later this Fall with no specific release date as of yet.