Well, there’s no denying it now for Blizzard, as they’ve officially confirmed that Diablo III is indeed heading to the Nintendo Switch (seeing as Forbes accidentally let the news slip). Aiming for a Fall 2018 release priced at $59.99, Diablo III: Eternal Collection will feature the original game, alongside the Reaper of Souls expansion and “Rise of the Necromancer” DLC pack, the fully-unlocked Adventure Mode, Challenge Rifts, and the Kanai’s Cube item.
Up to four players can also team up to engage in multiplayer, whether they’re sharing a screen on a single Nintendo Switch, linking their consoles together wirelessly, or teaming up through the Nintendo Switch Online service. Using the Nintendo Switch Online servers, players can also upload save files to the cloud, allowing for progress to be backed up and also transferred onto other devices. That also includes achievements and campaign progress. The only thing that won’t be uploaded is leaderboards.
And yes, unlike the hiccup that plagued Diablo III when it first launched, you can play offline, still have progress count, and can load your profiles back and forth on other Switches. Unfortunately, despite Blizzard implementing a feature that lets players transfer characters from PS3 and Xbox 360 to PS4 and Xbox One, the Switch will not have this feature. In addition, cross-platform play won’t be available. The game will run at 60 fps, and in handheld mode, the game will display at 720p, and then change to 960p when docked.
Now where’s that Diablo II remaster announcement?