It was leaked earlier in the week, but here's the official announcement - its very Nintendo.
"The Eternal Collection is the definitive version of Diablo III, and we're thrilled to team up with Nintendo to unleash it for Nintendo Switch gamers around the world later this year", said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. Check out the trailer, below.
Looks like Diablo III to me! We'll have full hands-on impressions for you this coming Monday, so be sure to check back for a deep-dive into how Diablo 3 handles on Switch.
While talking about bringing Diablo 3 to Nintendo Switch, senior producer Pete Stilwell said that working on the game was a good opportunity for Blizzard to explore the Switch technology and get a better understanding of it.
Unholy Trinity - The Diablo III game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack are all part of the Eternal Collection: 7 classes, 5 acts, and seasons' worth of demon-smashing. Plus, it will be possible to play four-player local co-op using just one Switch (which could cause some visual lag), but players can also use four separate handhelds for local play. Asked if he thinks Overwatch could run on Switch, Stilwell said, "Yes, it is feasible".
"Anything is within the realm of possibility". As of right now Diablo is our only focus on Switch.
If the Switch continues its momentum and Diablo III sells well, I have a feeling an Overwatch port is going to happen. Now that the relationship between the two studios has been rekindled, discussions will naturally move to other Blizzard games that could make the jump to the Switch. Hearthstone would be well-suited to the console, and hey, Nintendo fans like platformers - how about a Lost Vikings remaster?
Plus, it wasn't just Nintendo helping Blizzard with the Switch version: Stilwell said that a team of "eight or nine" Blizzard staffers collaborated with Iron Galaxy, the studio that helped bring Skyrim to Switch past year.