Blizzard confirmed this morning that their popular action RPG's first expansion, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, is now slated for console release on August 18. While BlizzCon attendees were able to try the PlayStation 4 version of the game all the way back in November 2013, everyone will breathe a sigh of relief to hear the expansion is confirmed for both Sony and Microsoft consoles. Dubbed the "Ultimate Evil Edition" Diablo III: Reaper of Souls launches August 18 on PS4, XONE, PS3 and 360.
Unfortunately, as of right now it looks like there will be no formal way for previous purchasers of Diablo III on consoles to "upgrade." Everyone will have to buy the full Ultimate Evil Edition, which holds the full game and the expansion. The good news is that The Ultimate Evil Edition will be lower price on the older consoles. Basically, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will pay as much as PC gamers who picked up the expansion at launch. That's $39.99 for PS3 and 360, whereas PS4 and XONE buyers pay the full $59.99.
Features-wise, Blizzard didn't have any new news that's particularly revelatory. The Ultimate Evil Edition will include 4-player local co-op, which is rather brilliant. I'm not sure if that was previously confirmed yet or not, however. Still, flashback to Gauntlet runs are what immediately comes to mind. Blizzard also confirmed a pre-order bonus, some fancy looking shoulders. They're tuned for Level 1, so they're not exactly to die for, but with Reaper of Souls' "Transmogrification" players can take their exclusive should look with them throughout the game.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 via the Ultimate Evil Edition starting August 18. It'll cost $59.99 for the PS4 and XONE versions of the game, or $39.99 for the 360 and PS3 versions.