Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, will be arriving to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on August 19. The new edition, which includes the Reaper of Souls expansion, is designed to take advantage of the unique features of the console platforms. All four console versions feature 4-player same-screen and online multiplayer.
The Ultimate Evil Edition also introduces more ways for players to share adventures. A new Apprentice mode boosts low-level players’ power while adventuring with high-level friends, which will make playing together much more simple. Players can also share treasures with other players on their friends lists through an in-game mail system which include Player Gifts that contain rare loot.
“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 co-founder 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.”
In Reaper of Souls, the existing five heroes from Diablo III — Barbarian, Monk, Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter, and Wizard– are attached to a brand new champion: the Crusader. The Crusader is “an unstoppable force of righteous destruction who channels the power of divine wrath to visit retribution upon his demonic quarry.”
Reaper of Souls also adds a new act to Diablo III where players must embark on a perilous journey through different landscapes, explore the city of Westmarch, and slay numerous minions before igniting the ultimate confrontation with Malthael, the Angel of Death.
In addition, the Ultimate Evil Edition includes a revamp of the game’s loot system, an expanded Paragon progression system for max-level characters, and other improvements, 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 points
The Ultimate Evil Edition, available on August 19, will be available for $59.99 for the PS4 and Xbox One, and $39.99 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Those who preorder their copy will also receive the Infernal Pauldrons bonus in-game item. Wearable from the beginning, “these devilishly sharp transmogrifiable shoulderplates provide Health, Life regeneration, and Cooldown Reduction.”