It’s the moment a lot of Nintendo Switch owners have been patiently waiting for – Diablo 3 now officially has a release date which, without further ado, is November 2nd.
It will—as mentioned in the title—release as the Eternal Collection which compromises of the Diablo 3 base game as well as the Necromancer and Reaper of Souls expansion packs. There will also be some Nintendo Switch exclusive goodies, including a cucco pet, a triforce frame and a cosmetic armour set modelled on Ganondorf, as well as a set of wings that players can equip – yes, they are all inspired by The Legend of Zelda.
Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo on Switch will run at 60 FPS, exactly as it does on Xbox One, PS4 and on the PC; however, the resolution will be locked at 720p while playing in handheld mode and 920p when playing in docked mode – so you’re not going to be getting the best graphics possible. However—unlike the other consoles—you’ll be able to play Diablo 3 while riding the train to work, or even when you’re on the bog, which sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
You will also be able to play Diablo 3 with four players locally on a single console, and you will of course still be able to play online. While playing online you will also have access to the Diablo Seasons mode which adds additional quests, rewards and a competitive ladder system to the game.
In order to play online you will need to be subscribed to the Switch Online service which costs £17.99 / $20 per year, which is cheaper than any other console (but not PC of course) – you will also need to be a paid member to make use of the cloud saves.
You can view the Switch trailer for Diablo 3 below:
The game is now available for preorder and will set you back £49.99 / $59 99, which in our opinion sounds a bit much considering you can buy it new for much cheaper on other consoles. We thought it would release at around £39.99 or $49.99 respectively. Still, Diablo 3 on the bog? Yes please.