Blizzard has revealed that those on consoles wanting a taste of the latest Diablo 3 expansion, Reaper of Souls, won't have to wait long with the developer announcing today an August 19th release.
The console version of Reaper of Souls has been given a nice branding as the "Ultimate Evil Edition," and will be available across all four console platforms - PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. All four console versions of the Ultimate Evil Edition feature 4-player same-screen and online multiplayer.
“The Ultimate Evil Edition brings Reaper of Souls to console gamers for the first time, and wraps all of the content, features, and updates we’ve released for Diablo III into one epic package,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Whether you’re a veteran of the crusade against the forces of evil on PC or are just stepping foot into Sanctuary for the first time, there’s never been a better time to experience Diablo III from the comfort of your couch.”
Those who preorder their copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition will also receive the exclusive Infernal Pauldrons bonus in-game item. Wearable at level 1, these devilishly sharp transmogrifiable shoulderplates provide Health, Life regeneration, and Cooldown Reduction. The key for the Infernal Pauldrons will be available in launch day copies of the Ultimate Evil Edition (cannot be transferred across platforms). Blizzard has also made it clear that saves can be taken over from each respective platforms past-gen console to new-gen console.
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition will be available at a RRP of $79.95 on August 19th for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.