E3 2019: OARPG Torchlight II is launching on console, including the Switch, this fall

    
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Torchlight Frontiers has a nice chunk of the MMO community occupied right now, but let’s not forget about Torchlight II, an (O)ARPG that was just as juicy and clicky as its predecessor but also boasted multiplayer. And now, PWE is giving you a chance to own it on All The Things, as this afternoon the company announced it’s launching the classic game on the Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 on September 3rd, with some new exclusive content to boot. (Of course, do you reaaaaally wanna play it without mods?)

“Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of live service games, and developer Panic Button announced Torchlight II will launch on the Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One beginning September 3. Originally developed by Runic Games, the sequel to the award-winning Torchlight game received critical acclaim when it was released on PC in 2012. Thanks to the team at Panic Button, Torchlight fans can relive the glory of this classic dungeon crawler, while a new generation of console players now get to experience this unique world of hack’n’slash gaming. Now including updates and new content exclusive to consoles, Torchlight II will release digitally worldwide for $19.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One.”

As for what else is different on console? “The console version retains these signature mechanics while adding enhanced controls, an improved targeting system and a new interface designed specifically with console gamers in mind,” PWE says. “Players will also discover updated achievements and trophies to earn through gameplay, plus brand-new pets making their debut exclusively on console. In addition, Nintendo Switch users will have the opportunity to play Torchlight II with their friends via wireless play, allowing up to four players to connect multiple Nintendo Switch consoles together via a local wireless connection.”

Several of our writers played Torchlight II for a Second Wind roundtable column way back in 2013, and overall we loved playing it as a group. I probably still have a copy of ZERKIN floating around on a harddrive somewhere. Here comes the trailer!

Source: Twitter, official site, press release

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hoylegu

This will be a Day 1 purchase on the Switch for me…IF it has couch co-op. The article above only mentions local wireless, which is unacceptable.

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rafael12104

It has been and will continue to be a good year for the Switch.

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camren_rooke

Oh Sony, why couldn’t you have supported the Vita like the Switch?

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Neurotic

As has happened so many times before, most recently with PoE, I’m in love with the idea of having these games on our PS4 more than I am with playing them, simply because it’s so hard to aim accurately with a joypad. Inevitably though, it’s going to end up being purchased and tried. :D