Third-party support has always been the Achilles heel of Nintendo. Ever since the Nintendo 64 they’ve found it hard to get real A-list titles from other developers not affiliated with themselves. Sure, every now and then they’d form an alliance with a studio like Capcom and release a series of games like Resident Evil, but as the years have gone in, it’s been harder and harder for them to regain the ground they lost in those N64 games.
The Switch is no exception. While its capabilities as a port machine are fantastic, 2018 has proven that it still has that third-party problem. It may have some great ports coming, but not nearly enough to make up for their deficit…at least not yet. Enter Diablo III.
Diablo III is a game that’s been rumored to hit the Switch for quite some time, but there’s been no official word…until now…maybe…
A new Reddit post revealed that Forbes originally had a post up revealing that the game would, in fact, be coming to the Switch. That post has since been taken down, and all we had to go off of were a few images. At least, that was the case at first.
Kotaku has since corroborated this story, saying that not only did that story state Diablo III was on that way but that it would be hitting Nintendo Switch later this year. They also revealed new specifics.
According to the report, Diablo III Eternal Collection will include the game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and all the updates the game has had thus far. The game will also feature multiplayer in many different configurations, including online co-op. In addition to that, you’ll also receive special armor that will make you look like Ganondorf from the Legend of Zelda.
This all sounds like it’s legit, but even if we weren’t sure, it won’t take long to find out. The outlet states that Forbes was originally supposed to post the piece tomorrow, so if it’s not up tomorrow, we’ll know that it’s a fake.
However, if it is real, it would be the first Blizzard game on a Nintendo console in 15 years. If that’s not enough to at least be optimistic about the Big N’s future with third-parties, I don’t know what is.