Torchlight 2 News

Torchlight 2 surpasses two million sales

Torchlight 2 has shot past two million sales since its launch last September, developer Runic has announced via Twitter.

Achieving this in 10 months is rather impressive given that the game is only on PC. Comparatively, the first Torchlight took about eight months to sell one million copies between its collective PC, Mac and XBLA versions.

Sadly, no console version of Torchlight 2 has been announced, but a Mac release is planned.

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Torchlight 2 sells one million copies

Action role-playing game Torchlight 2 has sold one million copies, Seattle-based developer Runic Games has announced.

Torchlight 2 launched in September 2012 to critical acclaim and is seen as an excellent alternative to Blizzard's Diablo 3, which launched earlier last year, in May.

“We had an amazing 2012,” read a tweet from Runic Games, “and proud to say that Torchlight 2 has sold over one million units! Thank you!”

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Torchlight 2 release date finally pinned down

Dungeon-crawling sequel Torchlight 2 will arrive for PC on 20th September 2012, developer Runic Games has announced.

"I don't think there's much else I could say that would interest you right now, so - the official release date for Torchlight 2 is Thursday, September 20th, 2012. Three weeks away!", Runic president Travis Baldree wrote on the official Torchlight 2 blog.

"We'll announce it 'more' officially and bigger tomorrow. You know first! Thank all of you for being an awesome and patient community. We look forward to getting this into your hands!"

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Torchlight 2 companion pets announced, trailered

Torchlight 2 companion pets announced, trailered

"Kittehs are now up in your Torchlight 2, carryin' yer lootz."

Torchlight 2 developer Runic Games has finally revealed which pets your character will be able to enlist in its forthcoming action RPG sequel.

As detailed on the game's official site, the following critters will be available:

The ferret: "Don't be fooled by his size, the clever ferret is as fierce as a honey badger. With goggles."

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Torchlight 2 dev shrugs off Diablo 3 release date

Torchlight 2 dev shrugs off Diablo 3 release date

"We believe the best business model is to do what you love."

Torchlight 2 developer Runic Games has shrugged off concerns that the announcement of a Diablo 3 release date could spell trouble for its game, which takes clear inspiration from Blizzard's action RPG.

A statement on its official website over the weekend offered the Diablo 3 team congratulations on last week's release date reveal, then added that it has faith fans will still want to check it out its sequel as well.

"We know a lot of you are worried about us. We've heard what you're saying, and sure we've had similar discussions," read the post.

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Torchlight 2 delayed until 2012

Runic needs more time, knows you're busy anyway.

Oft-delayed action RPG Torchlight 2 will not be ready before the end of 2011 as originally hoped, developer Runic Games has announced.

Torchlight 2 priced at $19.99

Final character class revealed.

Action RPG sequel Torchlight 2 will set you back your local equivalent of $19.99 when it launches later this year, developer Runic Games has announced.

Torchlight 2 is too big for XBLA

Runic on classes, co-op, pets and the MMO.

UPDATE: Runic has clarified via its Twitter feed that it's the XBLA memory limit that's the problem, not the file size restriction.

Runic: Diablo DRM vital for auction house

Torchlight 2 won't follow Blizzard's lead.

Blizzard's controversial decision to demand Diablo 3 users have a persistent online connection isn't necessarily there to combat piracy, believes Torchlight 2 developer Runic Games. It could in fact be a vital measure in ensuring the security of the game's new real-money auction house.

Torchlight blazes past 1 million sales

Torchlight blazes past 1 million sales

Not bad for Runic's first attempt.

Torchlight has broken one million sales combined across PC, Mac and Xbox Live Arcade.

Runic Games released Torchlight on PC in October 2009, and on Xbox Live Arcade in March 2011.

It was the first game from the studio that formed out of Hellgate developer Flagship's ashes.

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Diablo III team "love" Torchlight

Blizzard hails hit look-alike RPG.

It's been an awfully long wait for Diablo fans since the second entry in the beloved action RPG series saw the light of day in 2000. But for many, the thumb-twiddling has been made easier to bear by Torchlight, Runic Games affectionate riff on Blizzard's classic beast-slaying formula.

Torchlight XBLA better than on PC?

Runic Games details meaty changes.

Torchlight is set to arrive on Xbox Live Arcade either next month or the month after that, but when it does there will be changes, developer Runic has said.

Runic reveals Torchlight sequel

Runic reveals Torchlight sequel

Has co-op, due spring 2011.

Runic Games has revealed Torchlight II, a sequel to last year's acclaimed Diablo-like action RPG.

This will be available as a digital download only in spring 2011.

Co-op is the biggest new feature. This uses a peer-to-peer system to hook friends up in endless randomised outdoor and indoor areas. There's no mention of the co-op player limit.

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