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Torchlight 2 Release Date Announced

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Torchlight 2's release date has finally been revealed!

A few days ago, Runic Games announced that they would be revealing the release date of the much anticipated dungeon crawler Torchlight II at PAX Prime.

Now that we're squarely in PAX Prime Day 1, Runic Games has kept its promise… sort of. Runic Games first made the announcement to its fans via its official forums last night.

Travis Baldree, Runic President, broke the news with the following post:

"The official Release Date for Torchlight II is Thursday, September 20th, 2012.

"3 weeks away!

"We'll announce it 'more' officially and bigger tomorrow.

"You know first!"

Months prior, Runic Games expected to launch Torchlight's sequel in June, just a month after Diablo III's intended release date. However, when June rolled past into July, it became apparent that Runic Game's wasn't going to be releasing Torchlight II any time soon. Baldree then revealed that Torchlight II was delayed for tweaks, balances, and some polishing.

Now that Torchlight II is within tangible reach, hopefully, Torchlight fans have used time delay in release as time to revisit the series.

 

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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 4:09 AM
    Oh hell yeah, finally. Love Torchlight.
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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 4:09 AM
    Oh hell yeah, finally. Love Torchlight.
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    SinisterSalad , September 1, 2012 4:15 AM
    Yay!
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    jossrik , September 1, 2012 6:04 AM
    If you have trouble with the forums idroid do we really trust you with the important stuff?
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    bustapr , September 1, 2012 6:10 AM
    YEEEEEEEAH!!! Been waiting for this game since its announcement. torchlight 1 was hands down the most fun dungeon crawler Ive ever played. hope this one lives up to its predecessor!
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    maigo , September 1, 2012 6:15 AM
    2 days after Borderlands 2.... damn it all
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    alidan , September 1, 2012 6:44 AM
    been looking at tourchlight 2 sense it was announced at 20$

    but there are some things that i need to know before i will get it.

    confirmation that the game isnt like the first one, as in the new game+ doesnt involve scrapping your current character, and enemies get harder through higher level settings like almost every other character building dungeon crawler.

    the relative length of the game

    how much verity is there, first game i started just seeing the same crap over and over again, and that really killed the loot aspect of the game for me to some extent.

    hell if you can just confirm the new game + aspect of the game, i would preorder right now.
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    Rizlla , September 1, 2012 7:26 AM
    Cool. I got the game a bit late, but I loved it. This should be good.
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    PapiLouis4 , September 1, 2012 7:49 AM
    Guess itt'l have to wait till after i get bored of playing borderlands 2...oh well
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    itsnotmeitsyou , September 1, 2012 8:14 AM
    alidanbeen looking at tourchlight 2 sense it was announced at 20$but there are some things that i need to know before i will get it.

    played the beta. a lot of terrain to cover in just one act.
    http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/20/size-matters-travis-talks-about-scale/
    this will give you some idea about how 2 compares v 1.
    and its twenty bones, DRM free. anyways, im in.
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    alidan , September 1, 2012 9:10 AM
    itsnotmeitsyouplayed the beta. a lot of terrain to cover in just one act.http://www.torchlight2game.com/new [...] out-scale/this will give you some idea about how 2 compares v 1.and its twenty bones, DRM free. anyways, im in.


    as far as game size goes its about what i expect, however what i hated the most about tourchlight was the end game, and that i couldnt go through the game a second time with harder enemies with my equipment, that bugged me the most.

    you able to talk about that or is that a nda deal?
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    itsnotmeitsyou , September 1, 2012 9:24 AM
    alidanyou able to talk about that or is that a nda deal?


    i don't remember signing an NDA, I think they wanted all the talk they could get. It was a relatively open beta, however, like the D3 beta we were limited to a small portion of the game. It was nice looking, more open world was nice, not just dungeon walls. I just messed around really, but from all the reading on their forums, they are aware of the "Easiness" of the first one, and the second is supposed to make improvements on that.

    I know what you are saying about TL1 and the repetitive monsters etc, but all the reading and data they're giving out makes it sound like its not going to be a problem. I didn't see it being in beta, but as i said, you could only go so far.
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    junixophobia , September 1, 2012 9:28 AM
    Do i need to play torchlight one to get the story on T2?
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    itsnotmeitsyou , September 1, 2012 9:29 AM
    http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/344/TL1vsTL2.jpg
    there's a TL:D R for that post i originally linked. side by side comparison of game scale TL1:TL2
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    itsnotmeitsyou , September 1, 2012 9:37 AM
    junixophobiaDo i need to play torchlight one to get the story on T2?


    what story? its a hack'n'slash. you need mountain dew, pizza, and ideally in TL2, friends.
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    jtd871 , September 1, 2012 10:34 AM
    alidan,

    According to the official website, new game + allows you to re-use your same levelled up character. Just spend the $ already.
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    Anonymous , September 1, 2012 11:36 AM
    In the time that it took you to write a comment, you could have researched that yourself....it's $20. Nothing to lose. I played Beta for both TL2 and D3. TL2 was infinitely a better ARPG at 1/3 the cost. No brainer.
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    fazers_on_stun , September 1, 2012 1:10 PM
    Hate losing enchantments on items if ya push them too hard with the enchanter.
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    AstroTC , September 1, 2012 1:18 PM
    I loved Torchlight.. correction I still love it, great game to pop in and play, tried so many different builds for each class. Definitely buying this when it come out
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    alidan , September 1, 2012 1:57 PM
    jtd871alidan,According to the official website, new game + allows you to re-use your same levelled up character. Just spend the $ already.


    just googled it, not sure when that was added but i know it wanst there last time i looked it up.

    now that i know this, i can preorder without much of a problem, but now it also begs the question, how many new game +es are there? are the infinate?

    take most games like this, there are 3-5 ng+ before you reach the end, but look at dark souls, not sure about demon, i forget how that one was, where they have between 14 and 27 levels of ng+

    game got my preorder, but now it needs to answer a new question...

    cant wait to see which i like more. borderlands 2 or torchlight 2
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    arctic23 , September 1, 2012 2:31 PM
    It will be funny if Torchlight 2 sell better than DIII
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