‘Diablo III’ coming to Nintendo Switch despite denial from Blizzard

"Diablo III" promotional photo. (Facebook/Diablo)

The popular role-playing video game “Diablo III” is reportedly coming to Nintendo Switch, despite denial from developer Blizzard.

The speculations regarding the arrival of “Diablo III” to Nintendo’s most modern console began when Blizzard tweeted a mysterious video showing a nightlight with the prominent face of Diablo being switched on and off.

Fans received the cryptic video as Blizzard’s way of teasing the title’s release on the popular video game platform. However, Blizzard denied the rumors, saying the post was only a “fun community engagement piece.”

“As of now, we do not have any current plans to announce Diablo for Switch,” said a spokesperson from Blizzard.

Sources with knowledge of the project have revealed that Blizzard is indeed working on a port of “Diablo III” for the Nintendo Switch. However, the reveal of the game is reportedly still several months away.

It has not been confirmed whether the title’s “Reaper of Souls” and “Rise of the Necromancer” will be included in the Nintendo Switch version. However, it is expected that Blizzard will be coming up with a package similar to the “Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition” that was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game developer and publisher has not made any official announcement regarding the release of the beloved dungeon-crawling game on the new generation hybrid console, and will likely deny the news until one has been made.

Once completed, “Diablo III” will be the first Blizzard game to be ported to the Nintendo Switch. Other Blizzard games have been rumored to get a Switch release, but none have been confirmed.

Blizzard’s popular team-based first-person shooter “Overwatch” is a candidate to be ported to the hybrid console. Even though its complex gameplay and large size may prove to be a challenge, game director Jeff Kaplan ha said a Switch port remains a possibility.