'Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition' coming Aug. 19 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to join their Xbox 360 and PS3 counterparts in playing "Diablo III," with some new content added in for good measure. Today, Blizzard Entertainment announced "Diablo III Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition" will be out on Aug. 19 for Microsoft and Sony's two currently supported home console systems.

Blizzard says that the new console version of their fantasy action-RPG will contain all of the content of the original game, plus what was included in "Reaper of Souls," the expansion pack that was first released in March for the PC version. All four console versions will support four player multiplayer for both offline and online play. There's also a new Apprentice mode that will allow new low level characters to play with higher level friends by boosting their power. There's also a new way to share treasures with other players via a new in-game mail system.

The price for the game will be $59.99 for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, and $39.99 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions. People who have already bought the previous version of "Diablo III" for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be able to transfer their characters to the new game

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Cnónna said,
maybe I should have been clearer I don't use consoles. I was referring to the PC DRM's

Cool. This article is about the console game.

I refuse to buy any game that requires a constant internet connection for single player.

Ubisoft finally seen the light, it should be the users choice if they want to remain connected.

offer them some extra incentive, don't ram it down our throats.

you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Oh, isn't that cute, consoles get offline mode, but PCs are stuck with online only! And why can't they bring this out for PC as well! I do already have DIII, not sure if I'll give them more money for RoS.

MeetJohnDoe said,
Oh, isn't that cute, consoles get offline mode, but PCs are stuck with online only! And why can't they bring this out for PC as well! I do already have DIII, not sure if I'll give them more money for RoS.

RoS is a heck of a lot of money for an expansion pack really.

MeetJohnDoe said,
Oh, isn't that cute, consoles get offline mode, but PCs are stuck with online only! And why can't they bring this out for PC as well! I do already have DIII, not sure if I'll give them more money for RoS.
Consoles have a physical dongle for DRM, aka "the game disc." And, really, no BC if you upgrade consoles and sell your old one, rendering your old games useless. Nor will the game follow you if you change from Sony to Microsoft and vise versa.

Neither version is ideal, honestly. I see more perks for the PC version, though.

MeetJohnDoe said,
Oh, isn't that cute, consoles get offline mode, but PCs are stuck with online only! And why can't they bring this out for PC as well! I do already have DIII, not sure if I'll give them more money for RoS.

Which took a few hours after release for someone to figure out how to duplicate items because the storage was local (and trivial to move save game files around).

Blizzard is going to be starting ladders soon on the PC, and in order for those to be fun for the folks (like me) who want to participate, cheating needs to be minimized. IMO, this can only work properly if it is online only.

Now, I'm not oppose to Blizzard making two classifications of characters: online only, and non-online only characters. That is what they did with D2. In D2 you could play online only and have a reasonable experience with anyone you played with. Or you could team up with non-online only players who duped every item in their inventory and made their character so OP I'm not sure how they could possibly be having fun anymore. I know I wasn't. So even though I only had a 56k modem back in the D2 days, I still only played online. The fact that D3 is online only doesn't bother me.

Aergan said,

RoS is a heck of a lot of money for an expansion pack really.

think that what you call a cash cow, and they probably intend to milk it dry.

fair enough, but it's not for me.

heck look at the mess they are making of the COD series. it's gotten out of hand. these firms don't seem to want to think of new IP. not as long as they can keep churning out the same tried and trusted money spinners.

EA are just as guilty, with FIFA, Madden and battlefield series to name a few.
granted folk seem to want them every year. but I've given up buying any of them.

Will it comes with the hundreds of rune and item related bugs on the PC version too? Some as old as 2 years? :p

The PC version has always been a "paid beta" for the ultimate console releases, so let's hope they actually do work on the code a bit before this next release.

Consoles patch as well, doubt it will be much different then PC. As someone who got rid of my gaming rig about the time D3 came out though, will be happy to pick it up for my xb1

Kinda shocked that they are going to release this for 360/PS3 in August. I think I may owe some folks some money now, lol. I was sure it would only be for next gen consoles...

Still plenty of X360 and PS3 users out there who haven't upgraded yet. If those systems can handle the game, there's no reason not to release.