It will be a portal to untold riches.
It looks like all the data mining fueled speculation was right all along, because Blizzard today announced a new Diablo themed Amiibo. The Loot Goblin Amiibo is the first time a western AAA third party game has received its own Amiibo (though there are plenty of third party ones that have come before—Mega Man, Pac-Man, Sonic, Bayonetta, Shovel Knight, Solaire), and it’s coming in commemoration of the Switch version of Diablo 3, which is out now.
The Loot Goblin Amiibo, however, will come out in December. As for what it does in-game, well, we don’t actually know. All the announcement said was that it will be a “portal to untold riches”, which doesn’t tell us a lot when it comes to a game about collecting loot, other than that we will get loot.
We also don’t know the price for it yet, though we can hope it will be the standard price ($15-$25). Diablo 3: Eternal Collection is out now for Nintendo Switch. It is also available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and PC.
— Diablo (@Diablo) November 1, 2018