Blizzard Might Release The Latest Game For Switch, Fans Say
A tweet from Blizzard has everyone reeling. In it, a video shows a night light with the shape of Diablo himself being turned on and off. The tweet also has text, which reads, “Sweet dreams.”
Journalists and Blizzard fans alike are excited by the tweet, which seems to imply that the company. It will soon be releasing a game, presumably a Diablo Latest game, on Switch. Fans are particularly active on the Resetera forums and the Switch’s subreddit on Reddit; they seem to wholeheartedly believe that Blizzard has, with the tweet, revealed its future plans.
The reply from Blizzard Entertainment HQ itself has been less exciting. However, A spokesperson for the company said, “We can assure you we’re not that clever. [It was] meant to be a fun community engagement piece. We have nothing to announce.”
Also, it bears noting that “we have nothing to announce” might just be code. Something has been planned extensively and will be released soon. But we haven’t been given the get-go to talk about it yet. While early releases of gaming news, as well as leaked content. It can be good for a given company, they will always play it safe by keeping mum as much as possible. The risks entailed by loss of confidentiality is too great. After all, there’s a reason why game testers are forbidden from talking about the games they work on—even to their own wives and husbands.
It also bears noting that, the day before the Nintendo Switch. It was revealed to the public—the release of the system. Hitherto known as the “NX” came almost completely out of left field for gamers. Everywhere—a Blizzard employee took to their keyboard to write another tweet: “We see you #mario. #nx.” The words were accompanied by a picture of a graphic from Hearthstone. Although, again, a Switch port of that game has yet to be released.
Everyone is divided over what this could mean. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time a company has lied about its plans to prevent the proverbial cat from being let out of the bag. And while the tweet might not refer to the Switch specifically, it does seem like Blizzard is planning something. After all, they used the words “sweet dreams.” That definitely makes it sound like something new—or, perhaps, a re-release of something old—is coming up in the foreseeable future.
Of course, none of this is to say that Blizzard is closed off to the possibility of Diablo game on Switch; they simply haven’t given a definite comment one way or the other. In particular, fans are hoping that Diablo 3, which is the most recent game in the series, will be ported to the system. First released in 2013, for PS3 and Xbox 360. It was later ported to the PS4 and the Xbox One in 2014. The game is still being updated, too: the thirteenth season of hero play began recently, giving fans the ability to collect new equipment and other items.
Given the fact that the game is still quite popular—and, now that that tweet was released. Further increasing anticipation for a re-release on Switch (or even a new Diablo latest game on Switch; who knows?)—it seems likely that Blizzard will have some kind of Diablo-related Switch news in the future. Diablo 3 would be a great fit for the platform, and it’s not as though every other company hasn’t been porting all of their games to the Switch. So far, games re-released or soon to be re-released for the Switch include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Dark Souls, Mega Man games 1 through 10, and Hyrule Warriors.
Blizzard celebrates the 20th anniversary of StarCraft
Diablo aside, Blizzard continues to perform well with its other franchises; WOW, Hearthstone and Overwatch are still booming, and the company has even been celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the StarCraft. This franchise by giving away in-game items in the other latest game. The items are available in Diablo 3, Overwatch, WOW, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone. As well as StarCraft 2 and StarCraft: Remastered. There are both items and limited-time events, which can be used to unlock these special items.
The company is also hosting an anniversary stream toward the end of this month, on the 30th and the 31st. It will feature popular StarCraft Let’s Players on Twitch. The last day of the month will also see the release of StarCraft is Life. A Celebration, in which fans of the series re-examine the past 20 years of the well-loved RTS franchise.