Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will launch on August 19th, for PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Blizzard Entertainment announced. All four console versions of the Ultimate Evil Edition feature 4-player same-screen and online multiplayer. In addition, the Ultimate Evil Edition includes a new Apprentice mode that boosts low-level players' power while adventuring with high-level friends. Players will also be able to share treasures with other players on their friends lists via an in-game mail system, including mysterious Player Gifts containing rare loot for the adventurer whose name they bear.
Those who preorder their copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition will also receive the exclusive Infernal Pauldrons bonus in-game item. Wearable at level 1, these devilishly sharp transmogrifiable shoulderplates provide Health, Life regeneration, and Cooldown Reduction. The key for the Infernal Pauldrons will be available in launch day copies of the Ultimate Evil Edition (cannot be transferred across platforms).
Note that PS3 characters from Diablo III can be transferred to either the PS3 or PS4 version of the Ultimate Evil Edition, and Xbox 360 characters can be transferred to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One version.