Earlier in February, it seemed Nintendo Switch games fans had been given a pretty clear hint on what might be announced in 2018.
Blizzard, the publisher behind Overwatch and Hearthstone, posted a message from social media that appeared to be teasing a new release.
Not only that, but it was for a game that has been well received on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
A six-second video posted on Twitter featured a Diablo nightlight being turned on and off… via a Switch.
“Sweet dreams,” the video caption reads.
It’s wasn’t the most straight forward tease, but it was hard to think what else it could really mean.
However, since then, Blizzard have been doing some back-tracking.
According to the latest statement released by the company, Diablo 3 will not be coming to Nintendo Switch.
What appears to be a pretty clear-cut answer has been provided by the publisher, who have poured cold water over the idea.
“We cannot confirm this rumour,” a Blizzard spokesperson told Eurogamer. “As of now, we do not have any current plans to announce Diablo for Switch.
“This tweet was meant to be a fun engagement piece. We do not have any plans to announce Diablo for Switch.”
While it’s fair for a company to launch a few viral videos to help boost engagement, it’s easy to see why people could read more into the situation.
However, while Blizzard aren’t ready to discuss such a project, there are rumours that something like this is in the works.
Reports of two major ports coming to the Nintendo Switch started earlier this year and included Fortnite Battle Royale and Diablo 3.
Fortnite Battle Royale has been tipped by one industry insider to release on Switch in August or September.
The rumours started when Marcus Sellars tweeted: “Fortnite = Nintendo Switch.”
Asked for more information, Sellars said that it came from a very trusted source and that the port would launch later this year.
He also dropped the Diablo 3 bombshell, suggesting that the Blizzard game would hit Switch next year.
“Diablo 3 is in development for the Nintendo Switch and should be out early 2019,” he tweeted. “They are wanting to implement Local play with multiple switches.”
Epic Games has expressed interest in porting Fortnite to Switch in the past.