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Rumor: Diablo III Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

The rumored development includes a local co-op option for Switch users.

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The just-announced Burnout Paradise remaster is sadly missing a Nintendo Switch edition, but there's some potentially good news to be found elsewhere. Rumor has it, Diablo III may be coming to the Nintendo Switch with a local co-op option for some portable dungeon-crawling.

The rumor comes from Neoseeker via an unnamed source. The source only shared that Blizzard is looking to implement the local co-op feature and the publication hasn't received any additional comment from the developer just yet. Blizzard hasn't officially joined the Nintendo Switch party yet, though they did say not to rule out Hearthstone on the home/mobile hybrid console. The card game would be a wonderful addition to the Switch library, but some deep dungeon-crawling would be even more welcome. 

Miyamoto believes Switch fans should expect a longer life cycle when compared to other home consoles and additions like Hearthstone and Diablo III would certainly add some long-lasting value to the device. That's not to say there isn't value there already, as releases like DOOM, numerous indie games, the upcoming Mega Man Legacy collections, the many quality first-party titles like Super Mario Odyssey, and the upcoming Labo project make the Nintendo Switch a console you want in your collection.

From The Chatty

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    February 20, 2018 11:45 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Rumor: Diablo III Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

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      February 20, 2018 11:48 AM

      Oh god... so I’ll have to buy it a third time? :(

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        February 20, 2018 11:07 PM

        Fourth for me. I'll do it instantly

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      February 20, 2018 11:51 AM

      Well that's a buy.

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      February 20, 2018 11:52 AM

      Holy shit.. It's that's true.... Omg holy shit.

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      February 20, 2018 11:59 AM

      related Doom ads motion controls on the switch

      https://www.videogamer.com/news/doom-update-adds-motion-controls-for-switch

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      February 20, 2018 12:05 PM

      All these full priced ports on the Switch do nothing for me. I know it's whatever, but I want original shit like odessey or BOTW. Every week the switch eshop is like HERE IS 27 MORE PC PORTS. Which whatever, I'm just mindlessly complaining I guess

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        February 20, 2018 12:25 PM

        Most of them seem to be newer ports as of late or day and date. Still a lot for the system to get from forever ago I'm sure though.

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        February 20, 2018 11:13 PM

        I agree. It just seems dumb to buy a 10 year old game just because its on another system. Maybe if they worked on Diablo 4 instead.

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          February 20, 2018 11:14 PM

          Do you not understand that this system is portable

          Also, 6.5 years and a large expansion just came out

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            February 20, 2018 11:21 PM

            Yes, I know. It just doesn’t persuade me. Not for that game. And I play Diablo 3 a lot. And don’t get me wrong, the Switch is a great system, and I want one. But the only place I would play games outside my house is on public transportation during my commute to work. And I don’t think taking a $300 system on there is a wise idea. I wouldn’t feel safe. Its just me I guess.

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              February 20, 2018 11:23 PM

              I see people playing switch and ds on transit pretty regularly. But just being able to play d3 from bed or when visiting during the holidays would be great

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                February 20, 2018 11:26 PM

                I use my DS on transit. Its a lot cheaper to replace. We have had people just walk up and take iPads from people on the train here, so I would be pretty wary of taking a Switch with me.

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      February 20, 2018 12:14 PM

      Goodbye free time

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      February 20, 2018 12:20 PM

      Don't do this to me. Either it is coming or it isn't, don't fucking do this.

    • ArB
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      February 20, 2018 12:23 PM

      Of course it is. I'll keep waiting for the PC version TYVM.

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        February 20, 2018 2:26 PM

        The PC version of the Switch port of Diablo 3? How long do you plan on waiting for this?

        • ArB
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          February 20, 2018 2:50 PM

          As long as it takes!

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          February 20, 2018 5:31 PM

          In a world of compromise, some don’t

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      February 20, 2018 12:52 PM

      PC, PS4 got it on sale on xbone and now switch jesus....oh well I get the itch once a year or so and go to town on a new character, got my moneys worth.

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      February 20, 2018 5:20 PM

      Starcraft Remastered next, please.

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      February 20, 2018 5:21 PM

      How would that even play on a Switch? Diablo with no mouse sounds terrible.

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        February 20, 2018 5:22 PM

        The console versions control perfectly.

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        February 20, 2018 5:23 PM

        I found it enjoyable and not really missing anything control wise on PS4

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          February 20, 2018 5:47 PM

          I'm thinking about skills like Monk dash or how he can teleport to enemies you want to punch. I figure D3 is just a dual joy shooter no?

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            February 20, 2018 6:11 PM

            That's pretty much how it works. FWIW the console version of D3 is what "saved" it on PC. The system changes made for the console version rolled over to the PC version and the design director for the port ended up taking over the whole team.

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              February 20, 2018 7:48 PM

              Except for controller support tho right? I don’t get that one. Might pick this up in the Switch though for sure.

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                February 20, 2018 7:51 PM

                Yeah, something about changing the camera angle and the UI too much for the PC version if they added gamepad support. Ah well

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        February 20, 2018 5:35 PM

        Console Diablo 3 is amazing.

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        February 20, 2018 5:56 PM

        You know it’s been on consoles for years now right?

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        February 20, 2018 6:13 PM

        I find it actually plays better with a gamepad

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          February 20, 2018 6:40 PM

          I agree but thought that statement would be too controversial for the Shack mindhive.

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          February 20, 2018 7:56 PM

          It's a better game in console, if only by allowing single screen, Gauntlet-style gameplay. It embraces the action element of Diablo better than any other incarnation.

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          February 20, 2018 10:40 PM

          Yeah, but with those tiny hand-held buttons?

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        February 20, 2018 11:27 PM

        I played through it twice on console (and probably a dozen times or more on PC): it's fantastic on console.

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        February 21, 2018 5:41 AM

        The console version is the best version of the game, IMO.

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      February 20, 2018 5:57 PM

      Shack should pivot towards being a rumor site. Works really well for wccftech

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        February 20, 2018 8:35 PM

        Make 10 news articles on a single tweet.

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      February 20, 2018 6:06 PM

      Switch is basically a PC retropie at this point.

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      February 20, 2018 7:27 PM

      its like a perfect on a go game...damn

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      February 20, 2018 11:06 PM

      I came

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      February 20, 2018 11:58 PM

      Console version of D3 is much more fun than on PC. Especially same screen coop.

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      February 21, 2018 5:31 AM

      It's not PoE, but I may bite

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      February 21, 2018 6:51 AM

      I got the PS4 version a couple years ago and eh... I couldn't get into it. I played Diablo 3 initially on the PC in 2012 in South Korea, when it was all in Korean. The game was much more tolerable back then because I didn't really know exactly how dumb the story was.