Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric is a freelance writer who enjoys talking about video games, movies, books and Dallas-based sports teams. Every week he watches a random film from his collection of several hundred DVDs and live tweets about it @RogueWatson. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and daughter, two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, some hermit crabs and a bookshelf full of Transformers.

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Diablo 3 Eternal Collection Coming to Switch

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All things must come to the Nintendo Switch, and Blizzard Entertainment’s seminal 2012 action-RPG Diablo 3 is no exception. Blizzard has officially announced the Diablo 3 Eternal Collection for Switch, coming later this year.

The Eternal Collection includes all previously released content updates, as well as the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer DLC expansion packs. That’s seven character classes, a five-act campaign, and the endless and excellent Adventure Mode.

The Switch version features new “ultra-responsive” controls built specifically for the Switch. Also coming exclusively to Switch is The Legend of Zelda Ganondorf armor set, inspired from the villain from the Zelda series.

Like previous editions, the Eternal Collection will support both local and online cooperative multiplayer, including a shared screen and linked systems.

“The Eternal Collection is the definitive version of Diablo 3, and we’re thrilled to team up with Nintendo to unleash it for Nintendo Switch gamers around the world later this year,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Bringing the world together through epic entertainment is core to our mission at Blizzard – we can’t wait to welcome a new generation of demon-slayers to Sanctuary.”

Diablo 3 originally launched on PC in 2012. It underwent some major revisions and updates in the following years, most notably with the Reaper of Souls expansion, Adventure Mode update, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console ports in 2014. The most recent addition was the Rise of the Necromancer pack last summer, which added the Necromancer class.

Diablo 3 Eternal Collection will be shown at Gamescom and PAX West, and will release later this year. It’s rated M for Mature.

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Giana Sisters Coming to Switch in New Owltimate Edition

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Last gen side-scrolling platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is getting a fancy new version exclusively for Switch. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Owltimate Edition includes the previously released DLC, Rise of the Owlverlord, as well as additional new content.

In addition to the DLC, the Owltimate Edition includes five new levels, as well as new story cutscenes between each level. It also includes new music tracks from composer Chris Huelsbeck and Swedish band Machinae Supremacy.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams plays like a classic 2D platformer within a 3D world. Giana can transform between two different personas: punk and sweet. Her sweet side lets her glide gracefully over obstacles and enemies, while the punk side dashes and smashes through blocks and bounces off walls.

The world includes over 40 levels for Giana to run, bash, leap, and smash through, as well as large-scale boss battles.

Giana Sisters originally launched way back in 2012 for PC, and 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U, and was funded via Kickstarter by Black Forest Games. An updated “Directowl’s Cut” was released for Wii U and PlayStation 4 in 2015 and 2016 which included the DLC.

The Owltimate Edition is being published by HandyGames, who revealed the game as part of their Switch lineup at Gamescom. No release date has yet been announced. Giana Sisters has been rated E for Everyone.