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Torchlight II announced by Runic Games


#1 Fjordson   FRAK CAGiversary!   980 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:16 PM

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Runic Games, Inc. ("Runic Games"), a specialized developer of PC-based entertainment software in the United States, surprised the game world today by announcing their next project, Torchlight II.

“We’re so proud of everything Torchlight accomplished, and we feel that Torchlight II will not only give the fans everything they’ve asked for, but far surpass its predecessor in terms of fun, balance, customization, story, and just being a great game to play with your friends.”


Torchlight II answers the overwhelming call of our community with
an expansive co-op multiplayer experience. With all new character classes, an expansive overworld, new quests, monsters, and lots of new dungeons, Torchlight II finally lets you play with your friends in the world of Torchlight. Consistent with our pledge to provide unmatched value, Torchlight II will be sold at a low price point, and include a free matchmaking service for peer-to-peer multiplayer experience. Expect Torchlight II to ship in the spring of 2011.

Runic Games’ CEO Max Schaefer commented, “We’re so proud of everything Torchlight accomplished, and we feel that Torchlight II will not only give the fans everything they’ve asked for, but far surpass its predecessor in terms of fun, balance, customization, story, and just being a great game to play with your friends.


“We still are going to make the MMO, but it became apparent that Torchlight II was the logical next step for us given the phenomenal enthusiasm of gamers petitioning us for multiplayer.”


Torchlight II debuts at gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany August 18-22 2010, and at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA, September 3-5 2010. Gaming enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the new features hands-on, and chat directly with the developers.


Torchlight II will launch in Spring 2011, initially as a digital download.


For more information on Torchlight II, gamers can visit the official website at
http://www.torchlight2game.com/ to view additional game play details, trailers and screenshots.

:applause:

#2 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13452 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:39 PM

Soooo. . .Torchlight II: The Rest of the Game.

#3 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:43 PM

Perfect. I loved Torchlight, and this sounds like everything it needed to add to approach perfection.

Soooo. . .Torchlight II: The Rest of the Game.

That seems uncalled for. Not more so than pretty much every other sequel.

#4 DukeEdwardI   Whose Queens? CAGiversary!   2181 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:00 PM

Woot! Love me some Torchlight. Still don't think we'll be seeing Diablo 3 anytime soon, so this'll be perfect filler until then. And co-op is very, very welcome.

Soooo. . .Torchlight II: The Rest of the Game.


What's that? A smart-ass comment from Jodou? Move along folks, nothing new to see here.

#5 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13452 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:06 PM

That seems uncalled for. Not more so than pretty much every other sequel.

Just seems to me that they went from talking about working on a MP co-op/PvP patch for Torchlight to 'HEY GUYZ, IZ SEQUEL!' Granted, the game will be price like an expansion, but it just seems like they could've given Torchlight owners the courtesy of a MP patch. Why should I have to buy the same game again?

#6 RAMSTORIA   fate is inexorable CAGiversary!   11980 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:15 PM

the one thing that kept me away from torchlight was the lack of multiplayer (ive heard nothing but good things about it) so this definitely is interesting.

#7 potatoman   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   24 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:28 PM

I am so stoked! :)

#8 Brownjohn   BAMF CAGiversary!   1987 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:56 PM

What about the Torchlight MMO? I was actually interested in that. Regardless, I'll probably pick this up day one since it'll likely sell for $20, possibly $30 since they can bank off the success of the predecessor.

#9 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11358 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:02 PM

Nice. Only paid $5 for the first one but I might shell out $20 for the sequel - the first was awesome.

#10 mogamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1273 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:30 PM

Just seems to me that they went from talking about working on a MP co-op/PvP patch for Torchlight to 'HEY GUYZ, IZ SEQUEL!' Granted, the game will be price like an expansion, but it just seems like they could've given Torchlight owners the courtesy of a MP patch. Why should I have to buy the same game again?


Have you bought Diablo II or more than one Madden game? That question can be honestly asked for most sequels.

What I'm wondering is, does this mean no Torchlight MMO or only a delay?

#11 kilm   Beaten! CAGiversary!   1063 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

What's that? A smart-ass comment from Jodou? Move along folks, nothing new to see here.


Don't give him too much credit. Just an ass comment from someone who has no idea how the video game business works.

#12 TwelveVolt   Nobody from Nowhere CAGiversary!   2369 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:39 PM

Have you bought Diablo II or more than one Madden game? That question can be honestly asked for most sequels.

What I'm wondering is, does this mean no Torchlight MMO or only a delay?

If you read the press release quoted in the OP, you'll have your answer.

“We still are going to make the MMO, but it became apparent that Torchlight II was the logical next step for us given the phenomenal enthusiasm of gamers petitioning us for multiplayer.”



#13 mogamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1273 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:55 PM

If you read the press release quoted in the OP, you'll have your answer.


Thanks for quoting it. I'm at work and I can't get to their site.

#14 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13452 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

Thanks for quoting it. I'm at work and I can't get to their site.

LMAO, this is why drugs are bad.

#15 mogamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1273 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:46 PM

LMAO, this is why drugs are bad.


Drugs aren't bad. they just give me blurry vision! :bouncy:

#16 FaintDeftone   Zelda Fanatic CAGiversary!   1489 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:20 PM

I love Torchlight, but when I'm playing it I keep thinking "man I would love to play this with other people". So this is very good news.

#17 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8681 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:02 PM

So they essentially made Diablo III but cheaper...

Sold.

I love the first torchlight, except for the fact I started the game on too easy of a difficulty and now I am pretty much invincible, lol.

#18 brennok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:58 PM

Make sure you guys check out the PC Gamer TL2 interview also since it talks about some of the new features. It also touches on why they did a sequel rather than an expansion.

http://www.pcgamer.c...th-runic-games/