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ID: 98254

URL: https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/13/diablo-iii-switch-november-2-release-date/

Date: 2018-09-13

'Diablo III' sends your Switch to Hell on November 2nd

The 'Eternal Collection' is weeks away. You'll have to wait several weeks to slay the minions of Hell on your Switch. Blizzard has announced that Diablo III: Eternal Collection will launch on Nintendo's hybrid console November 2nd for $60. As promised, the isometric slasher includes the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer add-ons, Zelda-themed exclusives. Moreover, it's the version to get if you like the thought of local co-op play -- up to four people can adventure together on a single Switch, and there are two- and four-Switch options if your friends have their own systems. Importantly, the Switch version also doesn't require a constant internet connection to verify your copy. You can play on a flight, if that's your thing. Just remember that you'll need a Switch Online subscription for internet multiplayer -- unlike the PC, online campaigning isn't free. With that said, this may still be the version of choice if you want to wage divine war away from home.



ID: 98342

URL: https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/13/diablo-iii-for-nintendo-switch-launches-november-2/

Date: 2018-09-13

Diablo III for Nintendo Switch launches November 2

Blizzard announced today that Diablo III: Eternal Collection is releasing for Switch on November 2. Diablo III first came out for PC back in 2013. It would release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, and then for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014. The game has sold over 30 million copies (including sales of the Reaper of Souls expansion). This is the first time the action role-playing game is coming to a Nintendo console. The Switch has been on fire since its launch in March 2017. Bringing Diablo III to the home console/portable hybrid could give the aging game a final shot of life. Its also the first time Blizzard is releasing a game for any Nintendo platform since it ported some of its classic games, like The Lost Vikings and Rock n Roll Racing, to Game Boy Advance in 2003. The Switch version comes with the Reaper of Souls expansion and the Rise of the Necromancer update. It also has some exclusive items, including an armor set based on Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda. And as successful as Switch has been, it doesnt have a ton of action-RPGs right now, especially ones with multiplayer support. That could help Diablo III be a success on the system.