Last week, Blizzard posted a video on their Twitter feed that had the internet believing that Diablo 3 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
The 6 second video featured a Diablo-shaped night light being switched off as well as the tagline “Sweet Dreams”. Then the night light was switched on. And then off. And then on again. You get the point. That’s a lot of switches in 6 seconds, geddit?! Understandably, the video caused mounting speculation throughout the week that Blizzard’s latest dungeon crawler, which has already made very successful transitions to the PS4 and Xbox One in 2014, would be coming to Nintendo’s latest console too. People were excited, as they should be. If ported correctly, D3 would be so fun on the Switch.
However, Polygon has since received an official Blizzard response to the speculation, which seems to dispel the rumours:
“We can assure you we’re not that clever” a Blizzard Entertainment spokesperson told Polygon via email. “[It was] meant to be a fun community engagement piece. We have nothing to announce.”
On the surface it reads like a flat denial. But the language is vague, and they don’t actually dispel the rumour outright, just state that they have nothing to say on the matter. And just after Blizzard’s official response, a Eurogamer source confirmed that the Diablo 3 port actually was coming to the Switch after all, just not for another few months. They could not confirm whether or not the excellent Reaper of Souls expansion or the recent Necromancer character would be included in the Switch version.
When asked for further comment, Blizzard said they had nothing new to add. Basically, Diablo 3 could, or could not be, coming to the Nintendo Switch soon. Based on both Blizzard’s caginess and just how much sense a port makes though, I’m going to say it’s a shoe-in.