Blizzard Teases Possibility Of Diablo Amiibo [UPDATED]

Blizzard Teases Possibility Of Diablo Amiibo [UPDATED]

Update: Blizzard has gone ahead and confirmed the Treasure Goblin amiibo ahead of Blizzcon, stating that it will be available in December.

Where there are goblins, there is treasure to be found! Summon your own portal to untold riches with the exclusive #DiabloSwitch Loot Goblin amiibo – available Dec 2018!

— Diablo (@Diablo) November 1, 2018

With Diablo III coming to Switch, everyone has heard for months in what ways Blizzard was choosing to adapt the game to the Nintendo console's strengths. Aside from the various Zelda cosmetic items and the portability, the Switch version also has amiibo support, which the game shows the player how to do in a tutorial.

The tutorial screen shows players where to place the amiibo on the Joycon or the Pro Controller, but rather than use a generic amiibo like Mario, as is typically done, Diablo III shows a Treasure Goblin from the game on an amiibo stand. It definitely seems odd to bother with making unique art for the amiibo in the tutorial when they could have simply used an image of, say, Ganondorf.

A post on Reddit yesterday suggested that, after datamining, hints were discovered in the game that point to three unique Diablo amiibo, including the Treasure Goblin shown in the tutorial image. Considering the game releases the same day as the start of Blizzcon this Friday, it seems like a good place for the company to announce or reveal some Diablo-specific toys, as well.

Blizzard wouldn't be the first third party to get their own amiibo, either. The Solaire amiibo, tied to Dark Souls Remastered, came out alongside the Switch version of the game just a few weeks ago. Indie darling Shovel Knight was the first non-Smash Bros. amiibo to release. Should Blizzard announce Diablo ones as well, they would be within the embrace of precedent.

Diablo III releases on Nintendo Switch on November 2. You can read our review of the Switch version right here.

[Source: DiabloFans]


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Meka17 said:


So cool







Bad idea.


StreamingGames said:

Bad idea.

Same thing I was thinking, but I wonder if it was for the same reasons.

Nintendo uses those annoying things to get their player base to purchase them to add new features to a game (basically microtransactions), so I fear what it will lead to for Diablo.


Nintendo Fans Will Be Happy


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We don't know the full extent of what's to come, but the tutorial image for how to scan in an Amiibo clearly shows a Treasure Goblin Amiibo being used.

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