Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition Coming to Consoles
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.12.2014
On April 19...
Coming Soon reports that Blizzard Entertainment has announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition will be released as a console-excluxive on August 19 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. It features the original Diablo III along with new features and updates from the "Reaper of Souls" expansion. It will also feature six customizable character classes and five acts. All four console versions feature 4-player same-screen and online multiplayer.
The new "Apprentice" mode allows low-level players to get increases in power while with high-level friends. Players can also share treasures with players on friends lists through an in-game mail system. There will be "Player Gifts" that feature rare treasure for the person they are delivered to.
Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime said: "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. 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."
Here's a synopsis: In "Reaper of Souls," the five valiant heroes from Diablo IIIóBarbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizardóare joined by a new champion: the Crusader. Clad head to toe in fortified armor, 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" adds a challenging new act to Diablo III in which players will embark on a dark and perilous journey through terrifying landscapes; explore the legendary city of Westmarch; and slay countless minions, each hell-bent on bringing the players' heroic quest to a grisly end. The adventure culminates in a climactic confrontation with Malthael, the Angel of Death, whose twisted designs spell ruin for the innocent people of Sanctuary.
Along with Crusader and Act V, the new edition has a redesigned loot system and an expanded Paragon progression system for max-level characters. It also includes:
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 options.
Players can buy the game starting on August 19 with a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the PS4 or Xbox One, or $39.99 for the PS3 or Xbox 360. Those who pre-order will get the Infernal Pauldrons bonus in-game item. You can wear it the "transmogrifiable shoulderplates" at level one and get Health, Life regeneration, and Cooldown Reduction. They key will be available in launch day copies.
Those who played the original PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of Diablo III can transfer their characters to the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the Ultimate Evil Edition.