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Diablo 3 Switch version leaked, a day before announcement

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Pretty much everyone knew Diablo 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch thanks to Blizzard's teaser back in February 2018, but no one knew when, how much it will cost and what it will include. Forbes answered most of that with an accidental leak.

Blizzard's teaser from February was rather obvious, but still an amusing one. What was probably less funny for them is the fact that Forbes didn't manage to uphold the previously agreed upon embargo. The news about Diablo 3 for Switch should have been release on 16 August 2018, but Forbes slipped and released the article on 15 August instead.

They quickly pulled the piece in question, but Jennifer Lawrence also attempted to pull her nudes off the internet as well. Spoiler alert, it didn't work in either because this is the internet and someone always saves a copy. Anyway, Diablo 3 will cost $59.99 on Nintendo Switch, but the exact release date has not been specified.

For this price, Nintendo Switch players will get the original game, Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions, and for some reason it is specifically stated they would get all the released updates so far. Call me crazy, but I thought it's a given. Should Blizzard be praised for not releasing a day one buggy version to Nintendo Switch as well?

One actual takeaway for Switch users is the Ganondorf outfit they will get. It is of course the Dark Lord from the Legend of Zelda universe. It will be interesting to see if it fits well with the much darker Diablo universe instead.

As for multiplayer, Switch players will be able to go with local multiplayer on the same Switch with up to four players, or four separate Switches with no internet connection. If they don't have enough people to play with locally, they will also be able to play Diablo 3 online, or even connect with some friends locally and have the rest of the party come from the internet.

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Diablo 3 will be the first time in 15 years that Blizzard have released anything on a Nintendo, but with the rising popularity of remasters, one could dream of a Warcraft 3 remaster that would find its way to Nintendo's console as well.