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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