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Diablo 3 is Officially Coming to Nintendo Switch

Breaking a 15 year hiatus from releasing games on a Nintendo console, Blizzard Entertainment officially confirmed today that Diablo 3: Eternal Collection is coming to the Switch Nintendo console later this year. It will retail for $59.99 and is anticipated to be available sometime this fall.  Blizzard says everything in Diablo 3: Eternal Collection is unlocked from the start:  full campaign, the re-playable Adventure mode, seven-character classes, themed seasons.


Notable YouTube Videos

Battlefield 5’s official Gamescom’s trailer dropped yesterday on YouTube and passed the one million view mark on day one.  Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series continues to be popular as Skirmish Day 2 has garnered more than a million views in the first six days after its release.  Fortnite continues to rack up views on a host of videos posted in the past month or so with four videos obtaining more than a million views this week alone.  Other notable releases included World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth Embers of War.


Discord Subscription Service Nitro Will Start Selling Games

Nitro subscribers will also get a free library of games with their subscription, including First on Discord games that are temporarily exclusive to Discord, typically for 90 days.  Discord is rolling out a beta test to about 50,000 of Canadian players and will be expanding to more over time. These players will see an upgraded version of Discord Nitro that has access to a curated selection of games along with the current subscription perks.


EA Chief Design Officer, Patrick Söderlund To Depart after Two Decades

Patrick Söderlund will leave the publisher later this year to pursue ventures elsewhere. As the former CEO of DICE prior to EA’s acquisition in 2006, Söderlund oversaw the development of numerous Battlefield tiles, the Mirror’s Edge games and the Star Wars Battlefront series, as well as the creation of the popular Frostbite engine. Writing on LinkedIn, Soderlund indicated that he plans to stay in gaming.