E3 2014: Diablo 3 Gets Shadow of the Colossus DLC, New Update

Blizzard has detailed update 2.0.6 and announced that it is bringing a Colossus transmog set to Diablo III.

Blizzard has announced a PlayStation-exclusive transmog set and released a new patch for the PC version of Diablo III.

The developer has revealed a Shadow of the Colossus-themed armor skin for owners of the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. Blizzard has been building up to the launch of the PS4 version, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, throughout E3. On Twitter, Blizzard posted a picture of a Diablo character resembling the first Colossus from Team Ico's game, with a caption that reads, "Raise thy sword by the Light, heroes!"

The company also launched the newest update to the PC version of the game. Update 2.0.6 brings a number of significant changes to the monk class, among other improvements. Blizzard has increased the momentum passive skill to balance it with the other monk passive skills. Also, monk legendary items have been substantially buffed: "Legendary items are just as important to class power as class skills," Blizzard explains in the patch notes. "We recognize that the Monk class sets went out underpowered, and are substantially increasing their damage to be closer in comparison with the sets of other classes."

The requirement for unique crafting materials when crafting legendary items has also been removed. According to the patch notes, the previous legendary crafting system was "encouraging game flipping and similar less than ideal patterns of play in order to acquire [legendary materials]." You can read the full patch notes here.

On Monday, Blizzard revealed during the Sony E3 press conference that you will be able to fight enemies from The Last of Us in a PS4-exclusive Diablo III dungeon. It is unknown when the Shadow of the Colossus and Last of Us content will be made available. Including the base game and the Reaper of Souls expansion, The Ultimate Evil Edition will launch on August 19 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. We thought that Reaper of Souls was great, and you can read our review here.

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36 comments
blackace
blackace

I don't care reallly. Extra content is never a bad thing in my book. It's not going to make a bit of difference. I didn't play D3 long on the PC, so I'm a bit anxious to dive into the PS4 version. I didn't bother getting the PS3 or XBox 360 version, even though the game was great on those platforms as well.

Incantos
Incantos

I'd buy that for a dollar. Seriously though, it's a shame I will almost certainly never see this on PC.

IgOr2099
IgOr2099

The moment the allow cross account saves between PC-and console, i'm there. This set is awesome but I've put to much work into my characters on PC to start over on console.

I will say I like the new transmog, i'm totally jelly over here

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

This has to be the most ridiculous idea Blizzard has come up with to date. Its one thing to have a good relationship with a specific console but, ruining the flavor of the game by putting garbage like this in it just makes them look cheap and foolish. One of the best things about Diablo has always been the Lore. What the heck does The Last of Us and Colossus have to do with Diablo Lore? The Pony level was bad enough. This just turns me off from the game completely. I'll stick to the PC version thanks.


With all of their insults to MS over the last year and now this joke, Sony is making me embarrassed that I bought a PS4. Makes my X1 look better and better every week.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

I liked the improvements 2.0 brough to the game. But this is a dangerous curve to the casual side...

killjoi
killjoi

While I'm looking forward to playing Diablo 3 with local multiplayer on the PS4, this kind of thing doesn't entice me to buy it over the PC. If anything, it makes the game feel less authentic.  It's akin to including Spawn or Darth Vader in a Soul Calibur game--it feels lame to me and adds unnecessary nonsense to the game world.

ashxgeist
ashxgeist

Does adding this make any sense? Is there any connection with the makers of either game? I'm confused. If Sony thought doing this was cute, they should spent the little time okey'ing this, to finally FINISH The Last Guardian.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

I thought this game was like... considered horrible?

Either way, what is up with all the cameo DLC? It's just ridiculous.

tommynj
tommynj

People still play this ?

wexorian
wexorian

Blizzard should release Barbie Transmog dlc and i'l buy it, before that i won't touch expansion!!

marcusmattingly
marcusmattingly

Looks pretty good I guess. While I do really like D3 overall, one problem with it is that they took soooooo freakin long making the game that the character models were kind of dated upon release. Which is why you can't take forever making a game like Blizzard tends to do.

Evanduil
Evanduil

That is incredibly awesome.

ezioismyname
ezioismyname

I got my Crusader set completed and have decided that I will significantly reduce my play time on this game.

DeadorRock
DeadorRock

LOL, even Blizzard has jumped on the platform-exclusive content bandwagon.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Wasn't expecting the armor to look that good... I didn't support D3 at the start, but with all the changes (no cash shop) they made, I may give them a chance on PS4. I've always wanted a Diablo game for console, since the first 2 were so good. I guess now is the right time to dive back in.

Anyone have an idea what they're doing with the DS4 touchpad?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Don't care.  Van Helsing 2 is a better game.


How about they cancel Last Guardian and make a new Shadow of the Colossus game?

steaminpotatoes
steaminpotatoes

Never played SoC but this looks great, guessing this is what the colossus where, worth playing ?

wanderjahr
wanderjahr

Don't know what to think of this. Two awesome IP's showing up in the same game. WOW. Playstation is really gunning for some compelling OC.

Leonagard
Leonagard

@Incantos theres no reason to have it on PC... we will get Seasonal Set for free anyawys

Jasbro
Jasbro

@bdrtfm Erm, doesnt blizzard have the right to dictate what is and what isnt lore for their games?, since you know they created it after all.


Its not like the Pony lvl was anything serious, blizzard like to have easter eggs in their games and if you dont like it dont play the lvl.

345tom
345tom

@VenkmanPHD It launched badly, and the auction house didn't do favours, but the console launch and controls were all considered brilliant, as well as the Reaper of Souls expansion and change to get rid of the acution house and Loot 2.0, where they made it more relevant for classes and increased drop rates. Basically, they fixed all the issues with the game, and it's really fun.

Cloud7794
Cloud7794

@DeadorRock To be fair, this is specifically a PS game, so it should only appear in the PS versions.


PS players shouldn't complain if the X1 version gets a Master Chief transmog set.

adam_nox
adam_nox

@steaminpotatoes I had never played the games back in the day.  I got it the HD collection for a gift, and ICO was just total garbage, and SotC was very underwhelming.  I think the latter was probably pretty cool way back when open worlds and stuff were new ideas, but the gameplay is frustrating, and concepts like quicktime and climbing around just to hit a spot and get thrown off to rinse/repeat, embody some of the worst concepts that games have adopted. (but are phasing out).

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@steaminpotatoes You never played it?  It's one of the best games of all time.  Go, now.  Sure as hell beats the repetitive nonsense of Diablo 3.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

@steaminpotatoes it's quite possibly my favorite game of all time. yes, it's worth playing.

PS+ gave it away for free months ago, but the ico and shadow of the colossus collection is worth picking up if you missed out on that. relatively cheap, and ico is another brillant game.

steaminpotatoes
steaminpotatoes

Thanks for the info, have it on psn+ Just need to redownload it when I get around to playing it.