Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Coming to Consoles

By Jonathan Barnes,
If you're anything like me (and who's to say you're not) you've been pining for quite a few things lately: a tasty beer that doesn't add to the waistline, a few more hours of sleep, and a faster internet connection to name a few. One of the gaming things you might have also been pining for is the "Reaper of Souls" expansion to Blizzard's RPG-Dungeon Crawler/Highly-Addictive Drug, Diablo III. All of your PC buddies have been telling you how amazing Loot 2.0 is and how the new content is like a straight hit of goodness into your gamer veins.

Well, console gamer, I've got some good news for you. "Reaper of Souls" is coming to consoles.

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Today, Blizzard announced that console gamers will get the chance to pick up Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition starting on August 19th.

The new package will include all of Diablo III's original content, plus the "Reaper of Souls" expansion set. This new package will be coming both to the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. Polygon is also reporting that characters can be transferred from the Xbox 360 to either the new 360 "Ultimate Evil Edition" and/or the Xbox One version.

Blizzard has also revealed the pre-order bonus for the new edition, the Infernal Pauldrons.
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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. The key for the Infernal Pauldrons can be found in any launch day copy of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. (Please note that the Infernal Pauldrons key requires an Internet connection to be redeemed and cannot be transferred across platforms.)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is set for an August 19th release and will cost $59.99 (US) for the Xbox One version and $39.99 (US) for the Xbox 360 version. There is no word on whether or not Blizzard will make the expansion available for download.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.