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Update 2: Added a promo video below.


Update: GameStop has opened pre-orders here.


Original: Nintendo has revealed another brand new Switch bundle featuring Diablo III: Eternal Collection. The package will contain a Switch system and dock with Diablo III artwork, a download code for the game, and themed carrying case.

Consumers will be able to purchase the bundle in both North America and Europe. In the states, it’ll be exclusive to GameStop. A release is planned for November 2.

Here’s the full announcement:

Yesterday, Business Insider reported that cross-platform play was all but a sure thing for Diablo III. The publication received a comment from a representative who stated: “It’s a question of when, not if.”

One day later, the situation has flipped completely. Blizzard has now sent out a new statement in which it says that there are no plans for cross-platform play with Diablo III.

While the company doesn’t have anything to share yet, Blizzard Entertainment wants players of Diablo III on Switch to be able to play with Xbox One and PS4 users and is already working on it. A representative said that the addition of cross-play is a matter of “when, not if” so Blizzard seems confident they’ll be able to make it happen.

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It would appear that an animated series based off of the popular action RPG series Diablo is being developed as part of the original programming lineup on Netflix.

As reported by Variety earlier today, news of the project first broke on Wednesday when Boom! Studios founder Andrew Cosby confirmed that he was in the final stages talks surrounding his involvement as the writer and show-runner of the upcoming series about the Blizzard developed game. Cosby is known for his work on the new Hellboy film reboot, leading fans to believe that this upcoming Diablo animated series may follow in the same gory and violent story direction.

At this time, no additional release timetable or production details have been made known. We will continue to report on this story as new information comes out.

Diablo III Eternal Collection will launch on November 2, according to listings on the Switch eShop. Pages in both North America and Europe show the new date. Previously, Blizzard announced that Diablo III Eternal Collection would land on Switch this fall.

Diablo III Eternal Collection takes up 13.3GB of space on Switch. Pre-load is live via the eShop.

Source: Switch eShop

Peculiarly, Target’s website lists the release date of the Switch version of Diablo III as November 2, leading to a lot of speculation. Every other retailer has a placeholder date of December 21, the last day of Fall 2018. Adding to the intrigue, November 2 is the first day of BlizzCon. Releasing a Diablo game on a handheld for the first time could be a very exciting way for Blizzard to kick off its annual event.

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At PAX West 2018, Diablo III Eternal Collection is playable and GameXplain captured some direct-feed footage. Watch 10 minutes of gameplay below.

GameSpot recently spoke with Diablo III Eternal Collection producer Pete Stilwell and associate producer Matt Cederquist about all things Switch. The two discussed how the system’s various features make it “the next evolution”, Diablo III’s tech specs on the platform, scrapped touch controls, and more.

Stilwell first had this to say about Switch and what it brings to the table for Diablo III:

Having Diablo III on Switch was something that Blizzard and Nintendo were both mutually interested in. The team at Blizzard wanted to make it happen after playing the system so much, and the Big N was apparently “pumped” to see it happen.

Blizzard associate producer Matthew Cederquist told Game Informer:

At Gamescom 2018, Nintendo recorded a gameplay video that shows off Diablo III Eternal Collection on Switch. Take a look at the footage below.

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