Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition confirmed for both Xbox One and PS4, coming this August

Console version of Diablo III and Reaper of Souls expansion also coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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This version of the game, which includes both the original Diablo III and its recent expansion Reaper of Souls, had only previously been confirmed for a PS4 release. Xbox One and PS4 versions are expected to retail for $59.99, whereas Xbox 360 and PS3 will carry a more modest $39.99 price tag.

New in the Ultimate Evil Edition is an Apprentice mode that boosts the power of low-level players so they can play co-op alongside their high-level buddies, and a new in-game mail system that allows you to share loot with those on your friends list.

Blizzard adds that preorders and launch day copies of the game will come with the Infernal Pauldrons in-game item, which can be worn at level 1 and gives bonuses to health, life regeneration, and cooldown reduction. The pauldrons will not be able to transfer across platforms, however, but they can be transmogrified. So there's that, at least.

Those who own the previous console edition of Diablo III, for either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, will be able to keep their characters in this new edition. PS3 characters can also be transferred to PS4, and Xbox 360 characters can make the jump to Xbox One.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls was released for PC and Mac back in March and, for the most part, has been favourably received by the community. You can read what GameSpot's own Carolyn Petit made of the expansion in her review.

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Discussion

136 comments
zfazal84
zfazal84

I might just get the 360 version even though I have a Xbox One, the 360 version will be cheaper and will have more people online.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

I paid off my Xbox One copy today. I've been waiting for this announcement!

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

wait so if I buy it for 360 I have to pay again as in buy the game again for xbox then transfer

matta423
matta423

Finally a release date. Preorder done.

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

if we bought it on older gen consoles we should get a free upgrade to next gen :/

Daian
Daian

Meanwhile Diablo 3 without the expansion is still 40$ on PC plus the 40$ for the expansion. 80$ for the full PC version for a PC based game when it's cheaper on consoles? 

Blizzard go f yourselves.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Guess that "game is in development for XOne but we don't know if it will ever see the light of day" was, indeed a "Hey MS, we want founding"

l_skipper
l_skipper

Finally a release date , can't wait !  Preordered for PS4 :)

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I'm interested in jumping in on the Xbox One.


maximo
maximo

While i am here I just thought. If I have already gotten achievements on the 360 will all those achievements that I won carry automatically on the Xone?

maximo
maximo

sounds good. Looking forward to continue playing this on Xone.

svaubel
svaubel

No a la carte expansion for those that own the original?

I hate it when companies do this.

Capcom did it with Dragon' Dogma

nigelholden
nigelholden

I haven't touched it since running through it once at release. But now, with the expansion and upgrades, I'll probably pick this up. Surprised what I'm seeing consoles getting with this. For the price, definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Deathstalker83
Deathstalker83

I got this on Xbox 360 looking forward to upgrading to Xbox One !

novajosh923
novajosh923

The moment I saw I could transfer characters I was getting it

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Honestly I hate hacks but since I jumped onto PS4 and I left behind a level 60 Demon Hunter please don't get mad if I hope there is a way to pay to 60 with least one char or a hack to level quickly.

Kos1c
Kos1c

This is one reason why I'd go to next gen. I know I'll buy a PS4 somepoint this year, most likely closer to my birthday in September, or next Xmas and get a bundle deal.


I'm enjoying D3 on PS3, it feels more relaxing and less serious to play over the PC counter part. So I'll be happy getting into the Xpac on the PS4 with character transfers.

DariusMKN
DariusMKN

Great news. I knew Blizzard wouldn't forget the Xbox One owners.

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

Hmm, don't think this will sell too well. From what I've heard this game is a step back from Diablo II (which is going to be guaranteed since it's such a loved game).

Either way though, the title is really lame...

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

Dun care, too close to Destiny, will be busy in the beta and preparing my body for the launch and a music festival.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

What a slap in the face for last gen owners who'd want to buy the expansion. If they downloaded the original, they'd have to buy the entire game again just to get at the new content. Sure, your toon and achievements are carried over, but if you bought the original digitally, your HD has 2 copies of the same game. Those limited on HD space( which is common at this stage of the console) poses a problem and needless charges. If you're an early adopter (which is common for Blizzard games), you're paying around 90 bucks for the game and it's expansion.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Now I'm just waiting for them to say "Diablo 2 : Remastered relaunching across the globe"

starhowl
starhowl

You can't fool me with your pre-order useless crap item; try harder!

musalala
musalala

Awesomw news almost cracked and bought the PC version

mattress805
mattress805

Me too. Got in on 360. Gonna gget it on ps4 next

bunchr
bunchr

All your achievement points transfer to the xone

mattress805
mattress805

I got it on the 360 too. Looking forward to playing it on the ps4.i wanted to play this in FULLHD this.generation.

Meta_Dragon
Meta_Dragon

@beuneus12  Diablo has been consoles before and So was StarCraft, so it's not really milking anything.

the_bi99man
the_bi99man

@Kinguard73  With a party of people rushing you, which isn't hard to find, you can level a new character to 60 in a night. I've done it.

Frosty192
Frosty192

@steve_esquire  After the expansion is has been WAY better. I bought the original on release day and it seemed every week an update came out it would break the game. ROS is a definite step forward and I haven't really been able to take a break from it yet.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@Sevenizz  I don't think it'll work like that. I don't think you'll necessarily have to have the old game saved on your drive. And if you do, you can erase the game itself and just leave the save files only. But the reason why I don't think it'll work that way is because Xbox One owners can continue from their 360 saves. So I think it's gonna go by the cloud saves instead. But there's a lesson in that you don't buy digital games when they're available on disc.


I definitely think it's bullshit that console gamers aren't given the option to just get the expansion content without the main game. But look at it like this... Expansion Packs usually sell for around $30. This game is only $10 more, so you're not getting completely hosed. 

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@bunchr  cool, so a good reason for me to finish the 360 version before grabbing the X1's… since RoS, I haven't touched the console version… too outdated...

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

That's good to hear. Even though I think games should have a ton of content on launch, it's always good to hear when a game fixes it's problems and the devs listen and care. Good stuff and keep having fun with it. (Right now I can't get enough of Space Engineers)

mattress805
mattress805

You're talking about the ps4 version then.