If you’ve been waiting on Diablo 3, wait no more – after a couple more months.
Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition is hitting consoles on Aug. 19. The Ultimate Evil Edition includes Diablo 3 itself as well as the Reaper of Souls expansion pack.
Diablo will hit the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the first time and retail for $59.99.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions might be viewed as slightly more evil than others, however. At $39.99, the price is pretty nice, but those who already own Diablo 3 can apparently only get the Reaper of Souls by purchasing the Ultimate Evil Edition. If you already own the game, you can sell it off or hand it down. Expect used game retailers everywhere to be flush with used copies of Diablo 3 a few months from now.
If you do already have the game, though, note that you can transfer your character to the Ultimate Evil Edition, as long as you stay in the same console family. Xbox 360 players can go to Xbox 360 or Xbox One, while PlayStation 3 players can go to PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4.
If you pre-order the game on disc, you’ll get the light-up shoulder pads shown above.
If you purchase the game on PlayStation 4 you’ll not only get silky smooth 60 framers per second and 1080p resolution, but a few other features as well.
PlayStation 4 players will be able to send extra items – not just items they’re not using, but extra items intended to be used as gifts – using PlayStation 4’s player mail system, according to an interview by Polygon. Additionally, you may get a chance to kill the monsters that killed your friends with Avenger Kills. If a monster bests you in hand to hand (hand to paw, wing, etc.) combat, you might see that monster hop into a portal. The monster will then target your friend. If your friend can take the monster down, they get not only bragging rights and the opportunity to question your skill as a gamer, but you both receive additional experience and a piece of loot as well. If the monster takes down your friend as well, it goes down the line to the next one.
There’s no word yet on what special features, if any, might hit the other systems.
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