Torchlight 2 Delving onto Consoles on September 3

Posted by | June 14, 2019 | News, PlayStation 4, Switch, Video, Xbox One | No Comments

Perfect World Entertainment and developer Panic Button announced they’re bringing the 2012 action-RPG Torchlight 2 to PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One. The console version will include improved gameplay systems, and release on September 3 for $19.99.

Torchlight 2 on consoles will retain the colorful art style, deep skill system, and fast-paced combat. A new interface has been designed specifically for consoles, as well as an improved targeting system and more pet options.

“We’ve discovered that the core mechanics featured in Torchlight II translate really well onto consoles,” says Andy Boggs, Technical Director, Panic Button. “It’s a solid multiplayer experience with fast-paced action and an almost endless progression system. Our team has been working hard on the console version to make sure that the combat feels just as fun and satisfying as it did on PC.”

Torchlight 2 will support wireless multiplayer for up to four players on multiple Switch consoles, but no mention of couch co-op on a single system.

Torchlight 2 was originally developed by Runic Games in 2012. The sequel features four classes and a sprawling fantasy world with a colorful, light-hearted art style, while retaining deep action-RPG systems and gameplay. The sequel was well-received but came out in the shadow of Diablo 3, with Path of Exile not far behind.

Some of the original developers from the former Runic Games are developing a massively multiplayer version of Torchlight, called Torchlight Frontiers, currently in closed alpha outside the US.

Torchlight 2 will launch on PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One on September 3. It’s rated T for Teen.

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