Friday, August 31, 2012

Torchlight II Release Date Announced at PAX Prime

Runic games announced at PAX Prime as well as with a simultaneous press release that Torchlight II will be released on September 20th, 2012. Amazing that the date is right around the corner! Full press release, below.



August 31, 2012 – Seattle, WA - Runic Games, Inc. ("Runic Games"), a developer of PC and console game entertainment software in the United States, announced the official launch date of Torchlight II this morning at the kickoff of PAX Prime 2012.
 Torchlight II will launch as a digital download from Steam, Runic Games, Perfect World GamersGate, GameFly, and GameStop on September 20, 2012.
 Runic Games’ CEO, Max Schaefer comments, “We worked incredibly hard to make sure we could release Torchlight II before Summer’s official end. Development will continue right up until we ship, and we couldn’t be happier to be putting the finishing touches on a great game. We want to get it to the fans as quickly as possible. Honestly, we can’t wait.”
 Torchlight II was announced in August 2010, as the sequel to Runic Games’ debut Torchlight. The sequel features an expansive overworld, four new classes, and multiplayer games via LAN or Internet, providing a much larger world, a deeper gameplay experience, and hours of replayability.
 Runic Games is currently exhibiting at PAX Prime, where gamers can play the fully polished Act II prior to launch. A free playable demo will be available upon release. For more information on Torchlight II, gamers and fans can visit the official website at http://www.torchlight2game.com/ to view additional game play details, trailers and screenshots. About Runic Games, Inc.Runic Games is a developer of PC and console entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun.  Runic Games is staffed by team with experienced members, including leads on "Diablo," "Diablo II," "Diablo II: Lord of Destruction," "Fate," "Hellgate: London" and "Mythos." Torchlight won the GDC Award for Best Debut in 2009. Runic Games, a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Seattle, Washington, United States.
I for one couldn't be more excited. Perhaps, this dungeon crawler will fufill the loot lust that Diablo III only temporarily sated.


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