Blizzard appeared to be teasing fans last week when they tweeted an short clip of a Diablo 3 demon “switching” on and off. After the tweet went live, the publisher denied anything was actually in the works for the Nintendo Switch, but Eurogamer is now reporting otherwise.
The hullabaloo began on February 28th after Blizzard published the following tweet:
Sweet dreams. pic.twitter.com/tZvCnjjzWb
— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 28, 2018
Fans, perhaps reaching a bit, began chattering with excitement. While there’s nothing direct to take away from the above tweet, publishers don’t make this kind of social media move unless they are attempting to entice fans, right? Well, Blizzard said wrong.
Shortly after the publisher’s fans began buzzing, Blizzard shut the hype train down. They stated that the tweet “was meant to be a fun engagement piece.” And that they “do not have any plans to announce Diablo for Switch.”
So, the dungeon-crawling, action RPG is not hitting Nintendo’s hybrid? Not so fast, says Eurogamer. The outlet took it upon themselves to investigate the suspicious tease. And it turns out, there may be merit to it after all.
In a new article published today, the site states that “Eurogamer sources have told us that yes – the project is very much in production. And as you might expect, the game will be a port of Diablo 3.”
They continue to say that while Diablo 3 will be hitting the system, “sources could not confirm whether the game’s Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions will be included – but at this point it would be surprising if they were not.”
Blizzard isn’t shy about teasing future projects and updates with its fans. Nintendo, however, is not. It may be that the latter had plans for a grand reveal of the big name franchise hitting the Switch. And that Blizzard pulled the curtain back prematurely before Nintendo could announce the collaboration within a Nintendo Direct or something similar.
Regardless, it sounds like Diablo 3 is indeed hitting our Switch’s sometime soon. We’ll hear more about it whenever Nintendo and Blizzard are ready to share.