When the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion was announced for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many fans of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions on a few message boards thought they were going to be left out of the loop. I also initially thought so for a hot minute, but didn’t think Blizzard was nuts enough to NOT bring that expansion to the consoles where MORE of that version sold (and continues to sell). Fortunately, console owners from last and this generation (well, save for Wii U owners) will be reaping the rewards come August 19 when Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition rolls out on PS3,PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Yes, that sound you heard is me screeching like a happy Harpy and dancing around the room.
Now before I break a hip, hear below the jump and read what else I wrote about this excellent news…
According to the press release, here’s what to expect:
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is filled to the brim with fast-paced action, awe-inspiring heroes, and legendary treasure. It features all the content included in the Reaper of Souls expansion set, as well as Acts I through IV of the original Diablo III for those who have yet to vanquish the Lord of Terror on console.
The Ultimate Evil Edition goes on sale August 19 at select retail locations for a suggested retail price of $59.99 USD for the PS4 or Xbox One and $39.99 for the PS3 or Xbox 360.
In addition, first run copies of the game will feature an additional piece of DLC armor called Infernal Pauldrons which can be equipped at Level One and add bonuses to Vitality, Life per Second, and Cooldown Reduction, making them perfect for starting off the main game right or even beefing up an already leveled character some more (and hopefully, the stats boost on said leveled characters is better than any legitimately non-modded gear).
And before you ask, Yes,I do believe you can transfer your save files over to the new version if you already own DIII on the PS3 or Xbox 360. As i don’t use hacked items or saves, I have not a clue if those will be supported, but I’d not even be surprised if Blizzard has a surprise for those who want to move a save full of characters and gear that aren’t legit. Eh, we’ll see (and let the whining begin before Ultimate Evil gets hacked by console folks (in about a day after release). Anyway, this one’s a must-buy for me, as my PS3 version has been played to death and then some, and as I prefer my games on a disc as opposed to downloads these days, I don’t mind dropping the $40 on this. Additionally, Blizzard seems to know this complete version will probably sell quite well to folks who never picked up DIII on PC or console, as they’re now getting the best of both worlds in this complete edition.
I’ll go dig up some