It Looks Like Blizzard Is Teasing Diablo For Nintendo Switch [UPDATE]

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[Update] It appears Blizzard's cryptic tweet wasn't alluding to a Nintendo Switch version of Diablo after all. "We can assure you we’re not that clever," a Blizzard representative told Polygon. The representative said the tweet was "meant to be a fun community engagement piece" and that the company has "nothing to announce." While this doesn't rule out the possibility that a Diablo game could eventually come to Switch, a port doesn't appear to be in the cards just yet.

The original story follows.

Blizzard has released cryptic teaser that some are taking as a signal that the Diablo franchise might be heading to the Nintendo Switch. A six-second video posted on Twitter shows the famous Diablo demon as a nightlight that someone is...switching on.

"Sweet dreams," says the video's caption.

Many people in the replies on Twitter believe this could be a reference to some version of Diablo coming to Nintendo's hybrid console. Among those who replied, many said they are enthusiastic about such a prospect and would by Diablo for Switch right away.

Blizzard hasn't released any games for a Nintendo platform since it brought Starcraft to the Nintendo 64 in the year 2000. People also want to see Blizzard's Overwatch come to Switch, but game director Jeff Kaplan says that's unlikely (but not impossible).

2012's Diablo III is the latest entry in the series. The dungeon-crawler was originally released on PC exclusively before coming to consoles later. Could Nintendo Switch be the game's next destination? It's too soon to say, but it's an exciting prospect to think about.

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Ha ha Switch owners, jokes on you

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Yikes! Bringing a 6 year old game to your system and pretending it’s something great.

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@jsprunk: well the game is still fun to play and a crap ton of people do still play the game on pc and consoles, so why not give switch owners the chance at a great game if it’s their only console

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@frostblind: Because after 6 years, Diablo 4 is well overdue. Introducing D4 on the Switch? Yeah that would’ve been great. D3? Not so much.

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@jsprunk: I agree, Diablo 4 would’ve been an awesome announcement, but it’ll always hit PC first. Besides... there’s a 12 year span between D2 and D3 and they haven’t announced anything yet after 6 years already, so I’d assume we’ll hear something within the next couple of years.

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So people were too stupid to think that maybe Blizzard are releasing a range of Diablo nightlights & instead chose to wank up some giant this plus that divided by such & such multiplied by the square root of something else equals a Diablo on Switch secret reveal? People are fuckin idiots.

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I'll never understand the mentality of these big name publishers with good ip's. They'll bombard their games with loot boxes and microtransactions claming that they have to make money like any other business but when they are presented with opportunities to make a lot of money while catering to the fans like releasing a Diablo or a thps collection on the switch they refuse to pull the trigger.

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And this is why I don't have FB or Twitter.

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Never did get around to Diablo III. If this turns out to be Diablo III on Switch, I'll definitely try it.

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I'm convinced Eddie Magoo is an article-writing bot. All his articles are from other places around the web.

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Erm... Can we just order the night light?

(Switch folks: If they do release the game, and you haven't already played it elsewhere, DEFINITELY pick it up! Especially if it has couch co-op from the other consoles.)

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How about a new game? That would be news

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@straightcur: Seriously!!! The last game is 5 years old. Screw porting an old game to the Switch and how about something new?

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I'll buy it again, if it can crossplay with other platforms. Kinda doubt it though.

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@tonyleo01: Not being able to cross play with PC a users on console is a HUGE letdown. You’d think by this time everyone could play with everyone regardless of the platform

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@customx5: Apparently they can if the devs really wanted to allow it, that "accidental" crossplay incident awhile back with some other game proves it, but they just don't allow it.

That said, I don't really want to play with PC gamers.

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@Barighm: There are games with shared servers for PC and PS4. Just from ones I've played, there's Final Fantasy XIV, Brawlhalla, DC Universe Online, Rocket League (I think... can't remember), and Paragon (which is either shut down or shutting down now). Surely there's got to be some more that I haven't played, cause I don't get around to playing many new games lately.

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Now this is definitely I could play on the go....providing it's a good port...

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had diablo 3 free from blizzard throught some wow promotion and played it for some month, i also bought reaper of souls at some -50% discount, having play diablo the first one it could be fun, diablo can be very good especially in multi. i played both pc and x360 version with friends, good port, perfect controls so it can work.

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Best Blizzard game on a nintendo console?


I still play it on my snes classic mini!
It was amazing!

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@silv3rst0rm: What about Blackthrone? that wasn't bad.

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@EricShadow366: lost Vikings is still my fave!

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I find it hilarious how everyone is quick to assume it's just a lazy port of an old game. Nowhere does it say that's the case. It could be an HD remaster, an HD remake, or *GASP* a brand new game!

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@rglgathrawn: It's the most historically supported scenario. Lots of third party ports going to the Switch, but not much in the way of new AAA's outside of the usual fare.

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the hell with nintendo give us Diablo 1 and 2 hd for ps4 an xbone

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@shadowwarrior4: They already did D1 in the D3 engine... It was actually a lot of fun.

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@Pyrosa: That was a fan made redo attempt that got canned

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@Pyrosa: no they didnt whatever you played wasnt on ps4 or xbone and im pretty sure that was some fan made hd port that got shut down by blizzard

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@shadowwarrior4: D2 would be awesome but id be afriad blizzard would do something stupid like add microtransactions to it..

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yes!!! I'll gladly purchase again for the Switch!

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Hm. Not sure really how this teases Diablo for switch. I've read the arguments and not sure if I agree just yet. But I would definitely buy diablo for switch. I've never been a PC gamer and typically the Diablo ports to consoles I pass by for other better games. But the portable nature of the switch is really helping me and/or my kids play a number of games that normally wouldn't see much play time on our PS4.

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You're all going to be really bummed when it's just a diablo night light.

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@darkfox3: Actually, I would take that night light.

But nah, that's not what this is.

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@darkfox3: That's a sweet night light though.

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If it were one or two (yeah right), I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Three was a massive letdown and there are way better options out there than it

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@xantufrog: I enjoyed D3 game in itself but even today I still think that the character classes/skills blow!
They managed to bring back the necro but it should've been there from the start and I miss the Druid as well.

Right from the moment I launched D3 the very first time I decided to go with a demon hunter cause I tought it would be the "less sucking".

I didn't chose a class I tought was good, I chose a class I feel would be the less deceiving...

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@xantufrog: I enjoyed III for a little while (I think only because I played almost exclusively with a friend who really liked it) but I really don't want to see this horse beat like Skyrim has been. Just let it die and try again with IV or remake I & II from the ground up.

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@darkelf83: yeah the most fun I had with it was MP with a friend who was diehard with it

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I intend on getting an switch but playing games that was out years ago before release on the Switch is not going to make me rush out and get one. It is more geared to those that do not own the games.

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@lonewolf1044: The idea is to be able to play these games on the road that is what the switch provides.

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Whats Diablo ?

Path of Exile would be epic !!!

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@mari3k: Path of Exile is OK. I just couldn't get into it.

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@mari3k: Let me fix this for you:

"Whats Diablo III?

Path of Exile would be epic !!!"

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@seferoth: I think you mean “by” as stated in the article :P

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Gonna buy day one if so

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I’m burnt on diablo 3 at this point, I’ve played it to death.

I’d be sooooo stoked on Diablo 2 on Switch. Or even diablo 1.

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Sure, why not? The game was on the last gen consoles so I'm sure the Switch can handle it.

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I would like to see the first 2 diablos on switch. not a fan of the third one.

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