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Many big blockbusters from the last few years are getting Switch ports, but not all of them are getting their own Switch bundles. November 2 sees the release of Diablo 3 on Switch, as well as the Diablo III: Eternal Collection Switch bundle. The bundle will be available exclusively at GameStop.
The Diablo III: Eternal Collection Switch bundle includes a download code for the game as well as Diablo-themed Switch, dock, and carrying case. Diablo III: Eternal Collection on Switch includes Diablo 3 as well as the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansion packs for a total of seven character classes, five acts, and seasonal content.
Unique to the Switch version are several pieces of Zelda-related content: a Cucco pet, Triforce portrait, and a transmogrification armor set to don Gannondorf’s black steel armor.
Diablo 3 originally launched on PC in 2012, making the jump to current gen consoles in 2014. Despite a history of PC-only gameplay, the console version was very well received. The Reaper of Souls expansion also helped redefine the gameplay structure as Blizzard added the excellent Adventure Mode and seasonal content to increase replayability over the years.
Diablo 3 remains one of the go-to definitive cooperative games on the market, with both local and online multiplayer. Local players can join forces on a shared-screen with a single Switch, or with multiple Switch handhelds. Up to four people can battle the evil forces in Sanctuary together.
The Diablo III: Eternal Collection will launch on Nov. 2 along with the Switch bundle. It’s rated M for Mature for Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, and Violence.
Earlier this year Activision Blizzard announced a partnership with LEGO to produce special Overwatch LEGO figures. The first of these sets is Omnic Bastion, and it’s available to order now exclusively on the Blizzard Gear store. It will also be available at BlizzCon, which takes place November 2-3 in Anaheim, California.
LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion is a large, buildable Bastion figure containing 182 pieces. Curiously, Bastion is featured in his orange Omnic Crisis skin rather than his default gray.
Once built the figure stands five inches tall, including the base. Bastion can swivel his waist and move his arms. Sadly, the LEGO Bastion doesn’t transform into a turret.
Bastion’s flying sidekick Ganymede is also included as a small buildable figure. The set has a recommended age of 10+ and costs $25.00.
A full launch of LEGO Overwatch figures is coming soon.
Overwatch is currently in the middle of its Halloween Terror 2018 event. The seasonal event features the return of Junkenstein’s Revenge and adds two new heroes to the fan-favorite mode – Brigitte and Tracer.
New loot boxes add new skins, emotes and highlight intros. The six new legendary skins are Banshee Moira, Bride Sombra, Enchanted Armor Pharah, Jack-O’-Lantern Wrecking Ball, Slasher: 76 Soldier 76, and Swamp Monster Doomfist. You can also find previous years’ Halloween loot and purchase them at a discount.
The Halloween event ends October 31.
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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.