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Old 08-19-2018, 07:22 PM   #1
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Diablo III Eternal Collection Coming to Switch in 2018


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Diablo III Eternal Collection Brings the Legendary Action RPG to Nintendo Switch

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 diablo3.com/switch.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:46 AM   #2
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That's pretty cool, although the always online thing might make it tricky.
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Am I the only one that thought it was unwise to have spoilers in a trailer aiming at new audiences that haven't likely seen the game?
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Am I the only one that thought it was unwise to have spoilers in a trailer aiming at new audiences that haven't likely seen the game?
The game has been out for six years and the lion's share of the people excited for this already own it on at least two platforms. I don't think they're worried about spoilers, at this point.

As an aside, Blizzard really wants to see Diablo in Smash Bros Ultimate. I'd be okay with this.
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The game has been out for six years and the lion's share of the people excited for this already own it on at least two platforms. I don't think they're worried about spoilers, at this point.

As an aside, Blizzard really wants to see Diablo in Smash Bros Ultimate. I'd be okay with this.
That'd be pretty amazing. The Smash roster is already looking insane with characters like Ridley, Simon Belmont, etc and then Cloud Strife, Bayonetta, Ryu, and Snake returning.
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And here we were teased that we were getting something new and it's frickin Nintendo switch!!!!!
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And here we were teased that we were getting something new and it's frickin Nintendo switch!!!!!
I'm sure it's simply one of the "multiple Diablo projects" they were talking about.
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That's pretty cool, although the always online thing might make it tricky.
This was the first thing I thought when I saw the announcement. How does an always online game translate to a portable? I'm assuming it's not always online with the Switch. In that respect, it will be better than the PC version as no lag during a single player game!

Apparently you will need to pay for the Nintendo Online service to play online coop, though.
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Well... I guess I’m buying this a 3rd time.

I’m not even mad
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Great game, but what kind of compromises have they had to make to get it to run on the Switch?

0:37 seconds, looks so barren. Really leapt out at me the first time I watched the vid, so I watched again, and that scene was...really terrible. Barren. Ugly.
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Great game, but what kind of compromises have they had to make to get it to run on the Switch?

0:37 seconds, looks so barren. Really leapt out at me the first time I watched the vid, so I watched again, and that scene was...really terrible. Barren. Ugly.
This game was available for the 360 and PS3, so I’m not sure if it would be any more barren and ugly than those pretty acceptable versions.

The Switch is running on hardware that (although different) outstrips last gen pretty handily for the most part.

I’m sure it’ll be totally fine. But I guess we will have to wait and see
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Great game, but what kind of compromises have they had to make to get it to run on the Switch?

0:37 seconds, looks so barren. Really leapt out at me the first time I watched the vid, so I watched again, and that scene was...really terrible. Barren. Ugly.
D3 and it's expansion only required a Pentium D chip at minimum and even with the Core2 Duo chip, the Tegra used in the Switch still stacks up against it pretty well.

So, I doubt they really had to make many concessions to get it running.
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Same here... I wonder about the always online bit though. That may stop me from buying it. I only have wifi in my house and if I'm in my house then I'm playing PC.
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The game has been out for six years and the lion's share of the people excited for this already own it on at least two platforms. I don't think they're worried about spoilers, at this point.

As an aside, Blizzard really wants to see Diablo in Smash Bros Ultimate. I'd be okay with this.
Yeah its fine, this game is all about the grind anyway.

I was thinking of getting this on PS4, i only put a few hours in on the PS3 version. Diablo is one of those games you can play for 10 years.

This will be the one i get. Thank god its 60fps.
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