Last week, Blizzard tweeted a gif of a Diablo night light being switched on and off. The not-so-subtle implication was that Diablo III is coming to Nintendo's popular hybrid console.
However, mere hours later, Blizzard released the following statement: "As of now, we do not have any current plans to announce Diablo for Switch." It also called the tweet "a fun engagement piece".
Now it appears that statement was misdirection: Eurogamer sources have confirmed that the project is very much in production, but it's not yet clear whether expansions Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer will be included.
The sources were apparently surprised to see Blizzard's tweet, as the game's reveal is several months away. That suggests will perhaps officially appear during an E3-adjacent Nintendo Direct.
Diablo III released for PC in 2012, and was immediately criticised for its always-online requirement, which proved disastrous at launch thanks to flaky servers.
The game's lack of endgame content and real money auction house also drew the ire of gamers, but Blizzard eventually addressed both issues by releasing updates and expansions and closing the latter.
An acclaimed console version of the game came to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the following year.
Sweet dreams. pic.twitter.com/tZvCnjjzWb— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 28, 2018