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Diablo® III Eternal Collection™ Brings the Legendary Action RPG to Nintendo Switch®


The definitive version of Blizzard Entertainment's acclaimed Diablo
III includes all the features and content from every expansion and
update as well as bonus items exclusive to Nintendo Switch

The minions of Hell have grown unfathomably strong since Diablo® III's
release, but lucky for the High Heavens, reinforcements are on the way.
Later this year, Nintendo Switch players the world over will join the
fray with the Diablo III Eternal Collection™ and wield their
systems' portable power to slay demons and amass vast hoards of loot
anytime, anywhere.

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Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch (Graphic: Business Wire)

Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Eternal Collection is the definitive edition of the
award-winning action RPG, including everything from the original Diablo
, the critically-acclaimed Reaper of Souls® expansion, and
the Rise of the Necromancer® pack. With seven powerful character
classes, a five-act campaign that spans the lore-rich and demon-infested
world of Sanctuary, and an endlessly replayable Adventure Mode, the Eternal
is the perfect all-in-one package to introduce newcomers
to a lifetime of adventure.

The Eternal Collection for the Nintendo Switch incorporates the
system's flexibility and versatility into its design. Whether using a
Joy-Con™ controller or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, players will
have an awe-inspiring assortment of demon-slaying powers at their
fingertips, thanks to intuitive, ultra-responsive controls custom-built
for Nintendo Switch. And true to the spirit of the Diablo series,
players will also have a wealth of options when it comes to cleansing
Sanctuary cooperatively—up to four players can band together to engage
in grand multiplayer crusades, whether they're sharing a screen on a
single Nintendo Switch, linking their systems together wirelessly, or
teaming up through the Nintendo Switch Online* service.

"The Eternal Collection is the definitive version of Diablo III,
and we're thrilled to team up with Nintendo to unleash it for Nintendo
Switch gamers around the world later this year," said Mike Morhaime, CEO
and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Bringing the world together
through epic entertainment is core to our mission at Blizzard—we can't
wait to welcome a new generation of demon-slayers to Sanctuary."

"At Nintendo, we're huge fans of rich and compelling games that speak to
players around the world," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America
President and COO. "By partnering with companies like Blizzard, we're
able to create new ways of engaging with beloved content. Blizzard and
Nintendo share a commitment to redefining the way people play games, and
with Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch, that means
players can now explore the vast world of Sanctuary anytime they like,
and anywhere they go."

Diablo III is the fastest-selling PC game of all time**. The Reaper
of Souls
expansion introduced the mighty Crusader class, the
infinitely-replayable Adventure Mode, and a host of other game-defining
features, like the random loot-filled Nephalem Rift dungeons. In 2017, Rise
of the Necromancer
resurrected the fan-favorite Necromancer class
from Diablo II, bolstering players' forces with the gruesome
powers of blood and bone. All of this is included in Diablo III
Eternal Edition
for the Nintendo Switch system, on top of
platform-exclusive bonus items, like The Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic
armor set, inspired by the iconic villain from The Legend of Zelda series.

Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch will be
available later this year at retail stores everywhere and digitally
through the Nintendo eShop. Gamers in North America and Europe will be
able to get an early look at Diablo III Eternal Collection this
August at Gamescom in Cologne, Fan Expo in Toronto, and PAX West in
Seattle. For more information, visit
For screenshots, video, and other media, visit the Blizzard
Entertainment press site at

* Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including
online play, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service
launches in September 2018.

** Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®,
Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo®
franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard
Entertainment, Inc. (,
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's
track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year
awards. The company's online gaming service, Blizzard®, is
one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of
active players.
*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company
records and reports from key distribution partners.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements:

Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment's
expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future,
including statements about Gamescom, Fan Expo and PAX West and the
availability, release dates, features, and functionality of Diablo III
Eternal Collection, are forward-looking statements that are not facts
and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could
cause Blizzard Entertainment's actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set
forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other
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