People who have been sitting on pins and needles while waiting for the release date of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition can finally move to the La-Z-Boy as Blizzard has dropped the date of the Prime Evil’s second outing to consoles. Yes, I said consoles. Blizzard has decided to bring Ultimate Evil Edition to more than just the PS4.
August 19th is when Diablo III will be coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. For anyone wondering what makes this version of Diablo III special enough to get a re-release on the last gen consoles so soon I would be happy to inform you.
The news that will likely be the most exciting for console gamers (when it comes to Diablo III) is that Ultimate Evil comes packed with the recently released Reaper of Souls expansion. Also, the additional feature that allows you to transfer your character from your 360 or PS3 to your One or PS4 is also a new edition that is a welcomed one.
The icing on this demon flavored cake is that the game will include local 4-player co-op, online co-op, and a rather interesting Apprentice mode. Apprentice mode sounds like it hopes up the power of low-level players to make it viable for them to go adventuring with their higher level buddies. It sound like a very intelligent way to let new adopters get in and enjoy some co-op with their veteran friends.
On PS3 and 360 Ultimate Evil will be coming in at a cool $39.99 as opposed to the $59.99 it’ll cost for the current gen systems. If you want your character to look a bit more swanky than everyone else, be sure to pre-order Ultimate Evil as it assures you the Infernal Pauldrons item.
I have been wanting to give Diablo III another chance and I hoped that the PS4 release would give me the chance to do so and be able to play with my friends on PS4. Though that’s exactly what Ultimate Evil is doing, I’m not so keen on paying another $60 for this game. Even with the expansion packaged in I just can’t justify it considering that it’s a game that will be a year old in three days. I’d be far more excited for this news if it was coming in at $50 or $40. Beyond that, I’m sure a lot of people are excited for this and I can’t blame them. Apparently Reaper of Souls was fantastic. I suppose I’ll have to give it a go when the price drops a bit more.
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