Link In Diablo III

Last week, Blizzard confirmed Diablo III Eternal Collection would, in fact, be arriving on the Nintendo Switch later this year. Alongside this news was the reveal Nintendo players would receive exclusive in-game gear sourced directly from The Legend of Zelda series. In case you did miss it, each copy of the Switch version will ship with a Ganondorf armour set, Tri-Force portrait frame, a Cucco pet and Echoes of the Mask cosmetic wings. 

Now, new footage uploaded by Engadget has revealed Link's gear was originally in the Switch release. Unfortunately, it's since been pulled from the game, with our very own Steve Bowling shedding some light on the situation:

Link's outfit might have made it into Skyrim, but based on the image above, it seems like Ganondorf is a much better fit for this particular outing. 

Now that you know Link's famous sword, shield and tunic won't be making a cameo in Diablo III, how do you feel? Do you think Nintendo should exercise more restraint when it comes to lending out its IP, or do you think this is important exposure for the company? Tell us below.