Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Coming to Consoles in August
Blizzard Entertainment today announced that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition will launch on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on August 19th. The console-exclusive Ultimate Evil Edition includes all of the content from the original Diablo III, as well as new features and updates from the Reaper of Souls expansion.
The console version of Reaper of Souls has been designed to take advantage of the unique features of the console platforms. All four console versions of the Ultimate Evil Edition feature 4-player same-screen and online multiplayer. A new Apprentice mode boosts low-level players’ power while adventuring with high-level friends, making it easier than ever to play together. Players will also be able to share treasures with other players on their friends lists via an in-game mail system, including mysterious Player Gifts containing rare loot for the adventurer whose name they bear.
In addition to the Crusader hero and Act V, the Ultimate Evil Edition includes a revamp of the game’s loot system, an expanded Paragon progression system for max-level characters, and several other improvements to the Diablo III game experience, including:
- Adventure Mode: A new game mode that gives players the freedom to go anywhere and slay anything
- Bounties: Randomized objectives that reward players in new ways for exploring Sanctuary
- Nephalem Rifts: Fully randomized dungeons offering endless replayability and heaps of loot
- Level Cap to 70: Formidable new spells and abilities that take players to new heights of power
- The Mystic: A powerful new artisan who provides heroes with loot-customization options
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition will carry a SRP of $59.99 for the PS4 or Xbox One, or $39.99 for the PS3 or Xbox 360. Those who preorder their copy will also receive the exclusive Infernal Pauldrons bonus in-game item. Wearable at level 1, these shoulderplates provide Health, Life regeneration, and Cooldown Reduction.
Last but not least, players who fought the forces of evil in the original PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of Diablo III will be able to continue their crusade against death. PS3 characters from the original game can be transferred to either the PS3 or PS4 version of the Ultimate Evil Edition, and Xbox 360 characters can be transferred to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One version.