Diablo III on PlayStation 4 includes Reaper of Souls expansion

Console gamers had to wait a while to get their hands on Diablo III, but fingers crossed it looks like the same won't be true of the game's upcoming expansion, Reaper of Souls. Blizzard has announced that when the game comes to PlayStation 4 next year, it will be available in an Ultimate Evil Edition which will include the full original game plus the expansion.

As well as all four acts of Diablo III, the Ultimate Evil Edition also adds a new playable character - the Crusader - and new monsters. The loot system has also been overhauled, as with the previous console versions, to remove the online auction house and rebalance the gameplay for offline players.

If you do want to share your adventure, you'll still be able to enjoy four player co-op both online and locally. For those who have already drained the story mode dry, Adventure Mode opens up all the waypoints in the game, allowing you to roam the world at will. The PS4 version of the game runs at a silky smooth 60fps in eye-watering 1080p resolution.

Reaper of Souls also introduces Nephalem Rifts, short loot run dungeons created to test the mettle of experienced warriors with random areas, monsters and bosses. You can also undertake bounties, quick objective-based challenges that pop up during the game. And, of course, Hardcore Mode also returns, ramping up the difficulty and adding permanent character death.

Diablo III is out now for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. The Reaper of Souls expansion and the PlayStation 4 Ultimate Evil Edition are due for release in 2014.

Published: 11/11/2013

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