Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Lands PlayStation 4, Xbox One Release Date

by Andrew Reiner on May 12, 2014 at 04:13 AM

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners now get the chance to visit Blizzard's loot-infested version of Hell. On August 19, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

This version includes the base Diablo III game and the Reaper of Souls expansion. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions retail for $59.99, whereas the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions hold the considerably lower price of $39.99. All launch day copies of the Ultimate Evil Edition come packaged with a code for Infernal Pauldrons shoulder plates. Blizzard gives a brief taste of what players can expect from them: "Wearable at level 1, these devilishly handsome shoulder plates provide bonuses to Vitality, Life per Second, and Cooldown Reduction, and are primed and ready for transmogrification."

If you've already played Diablo III on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, your saves carry over into Ultimate Evil Edition. You can also transfer PlayStation 3 saves to PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360 saves to Xbox One.


Our Take
The release comes sooner than expected, and falls in a fairly dead month. The difference in price is a bit odd. People who transport their saves to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are paying full price for the game again. It's considerably cheaper to stay put on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.