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Face Off Against Diablo On The Switch

Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch
Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch

A Blizzard Comes To The Switch

Popular game developer Blizzard announced Diablo III is headed to the Nintendo Switch in 2018. The third entry in the fan-favorite franchise, Diablo III pits players against unspeakable evil while searching for treasure and weapon/armor upgrades.

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Nintendo’s business practices are frustrating. Sure, they aren’t out to pilfer the pockets of hard paying players. But, they consistently ignore fan wishes in lieu of a “unique” product. Certainly, the attempt paid off when the Wii hit shelves. The Wii was the best selling console of its generation. However, the innovation and family-friendly games left “hardcore” gamers in the cold. Furthermore, the Wii couldn’t compete with other consoles’ computing power. Following the Wii, Nintendo launched the Wii U. Nintendo promised third party support on the oddly named console, but it suffered a confusing marketing campaign, and the system flopped. Learning from past mistakes, the company released the Nintendo Switch. Once again, they offered more third party support, and fans were skeptical.

Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch
Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch

True to their word, the Switch is landing third-party titles between Nintendo exclusives, and more developers are playing in Nintendo Land. Bethesda released Skyrim (again) on the Switch, and now Blizzard announced Diablo III is headed to the mobile/stationary console. Given the system’s innovative capabilities, players can take the console wherever they choose. Also, they can separate the controller into two pieces and play most games with a friend. It’s a wonderful idea, and it’s paying off for the company.

Diablo III: Eternal Edition hits shelves sometime in 2018. The port features the base game and both expansions. More than likely, the RPG will hit shelves before Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Blizzcon is November 2nd-3rd, so best bets are in that window. Much like other third-party titles, Diablo III: Eternal Edition features exclusive content on the Switch. Naturally, the items refer to the darker corners of The Legend of Zelda lore. There is a tri-force picture frame, a Cucco pet, a set of (potentially) Majora’s Mask themed wings, and a Ganondorf skin. All of this sounds great.  It’s never been a better time to own a Switch!


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MJ Smith makes his home in California, and when not listening to Hamilton, podcasts and writes about pop culture on the internet. He loves board games, Swamp Thing, and The Wachowski's SPEED RACER.

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