Blizzard has outlined what it calls cross-brand and cross-generational character transfers for Diablo III on consoles. Using the system, players will be able to move characters around systems.
For example, if you created a Diablo III character on Xbox 360 when the original console edition came out last year, you can transfer that character to your new PlayStation 4 system when you start up Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition. Similarly, you can transfer a PlayStation 3 character to Xbox One. Characters can also be moved across PlayStation and Xbox generations.
Players will first need to save their original characters to the cloud. When turning on the Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One or PlayStation 4, players will be prompted to import that save. Full instructions can be found on Battle.net.
The Ultimate Evil Edition includes all the content from the original Diablo III, plus all the new content added in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
As with the previous console edition of Diablo III, the Ultimate Evil Edition will support same-screen cooperative player for up to four, online play, and any combination of the two.
The Ultimate Evil Edition will also introduce a new Apprentice Mode, which will grant an experience bonus to low level characters playing with higher level characters.
Then of course, there's the bevy of excellent new features that came with the PC edition of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, including a new Act set in the Gothic city and surrounds of Westmarch, the new Crusader class, the new Mystic artisan, Adventure Mode, Bounties, and Nephalem Rifts.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition launches on August 19.