Diablo III On Nintendo Switch Plays Like A Dream (VIDEO)
After months of speculation, Diablo III has finally been confirmed for Nintendo Switch, allowing all us dungeon crawlers to continue our raiding ways on the go. Those on the hybrid console are in for a treat as the game’s Eternal Collection comes loaded with all previous DLC and extra Nintendo-exclusive content, touting a game seemingly well-worth another purchase from fans. However, if the Switch’s hardware performance was ever a cause for concern, the debut of new Diablo III gameplay seems to have definitively put these worries to bed.
New footage from IGN and GameSpot has revealed the RPG fun that we know and love from Diablo plays just as well as one would hope. Confirming previously unveiled specifications, the game runs at 960p resolution and maintains a solid 60 fps both docked and in handheld mode. The videos below put this performance to the test with a playthrough of full 4-player co-op and engaging in several busy-screen boss battles. Not only does the Switch hold up to the stress, but it does so while also showing off the port’s glorious Ganondorf transmogrification.
Diablo III‘s smooth-running gameplay on Switch is an exciting surprise for many, especially as this port marks a reunion between Blizzard and Nintendo following a 20-year hiatus. We’ve already seen the likes of Bethesda utilize the console’s potential several times over with vastly excellent ports of DOOM and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Well-developed efforts by third-party studios can only be good for the system as it encourages endless possibilities for ports the future. Diablo III: Eternal Collection is scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch by the end of 2018.
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