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Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch


Last week, Diablo fans got excited when the game’s publisher, Blizzard, appeared to hint that a version of the game would be coming to Nintendo Switch. The company later quashed the rumors by saying, “We can assure you we’re not that clever.” Now, a new report claims the long-running action-RPG series is coming to Nintendo’s hybrid console after all.

Eurogamer says its sources have informed the site that yes, Diablo is coming to Switch–specifically, it will be a port of Diablo III that makes its way to the device. The report does not state whether Diablo III’s Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions would be included in the port and does not mention a release date. An official announcement is still months away, the site says.

The news comes as something of a surprise after Blizzard said last week that the tweet–which showed a Diablo-themed light being switched on and off–was “meant to be a fun community engagement piece” and that the company has “nothing to announce” regarding the series coming to Switch.

Diablo III originally launched for PC in 2012. It was later released for PS3 and Xbox 360, before being ported to PS4 and Xbox One in 2014. However, Blizzard hasn’t released any games for a Nintendo platform since it brought Starcraft to the Nintendo 64 in 2000. People also want to see Blizzard’s Overwatch come to Switch, but game director Jeff Kaplan says that’s unlikely (although not impossible).