Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

Blizzard has announced a release date for the recently announced Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III: Eternal Collection. The acclaimed dungeon crawler arrives on Nintendo’s hybrid console in North America and Europe on November 2, and it retails for $60 / £50. The game is available now for pre-order from various retailers and the Switch Eshop; if you pre-purchase it from the latter, you’ll receive up to 300 Gold Points.

As its name implies, the Eternal Collection packs in all of the updates and post-release content Blizzard has released for Diablo III to date. Along with the base game, the package includes the Reaper of Souls expansion as well as Challenge Rifts, Kanai’s Cube, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack, which introduced the Necromancer class to the game. Adventure Mode is also unlocked from the start.

On top of that, the Switch edition of Diablo III: Eternal Collection comes with a handful of exclusive Legend of Zelda-themed crossover items, including a Cucco pet, a Triforce portrait, and a set of Majora’s Mask-inspired wings. Players will also be able to customize their gear to look like the King of Evil using a Ganondorf transmog.

Unlike most Switch ports, the Switch version of Diablo III was developed in-house at Blizzard. It supports multiple controller configurations, including the Switch Pro Controller and a single Joy-Con, and utilizes the upcoming paid Nintendo Switch Online service for online multiplayer and cloud saves. The game also runs at 60 frames per second in both handheld and docked modes; it displays at 720p in the former and 960p in the latter.

We recently got to go hands-on with the Switch version of Diablo III and thought it was an exciting way to play the action RPG. “Diablo III has continually gotten better with age, and experiencing it in this new format was a fresh way to dive back into the dungeon-crawler,” wrote Alessandro Fillari. You can see how the game looks running on Nintendo’s console in the video above.

Author: GameSpot

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