Runic Games News


Hob, the New Game From Torchlight Developer Runic Games, Has a Release Date

By Jason Venter, Aug 01, 2017 2:35pm PDT

Hob won’t make you wait very long to venture into the Torchlight developer’s brand new world.


"There are worse reasons to pre-order a game. Besides, it looks pretty cool!"

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Torchlight 2 digs up two million sales

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2013 3:15pm PDT

Torchlight 2 hit 2 million sales over the weekend, Runic Games announced today.


"Yet another decent game unavailable on any console--and which has, since day 1, carried an MSRP ..."

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Torchlight 2 editor launched with Steam workshop support

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 02, 2013 6:45am PDT

Modders, start your engine! Runic yesterday launched the official Torchlight 2 editor 'GUTS', which it says lets people "modify almost everything" in the action-RPG, "from item and skill balance, to level layouts, animations, quests, and much more." Why, we can all learn mod...


"I care as well, really. I'm just annoyed. Trivia: who released the first mod ever for ..."

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Torchlight 2 'Synergies' mod adds new class, bosses

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2013 4:30pm PST

Torchlight 2 has gotten an ambitious mod called "Synergies," which adds a new class, more loot, and end-game bosses. It has plans for the future to introduce even more classes and dungeons.



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Torchlight 2 grinds its way to a million sales

By Steve Watts, Jan 02, 2013 2:00pm PST

Torchlight 2 has passed a million sales, five times as fast as the first game.


"I mean, they have patched it, but if you're having problems, then..."

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Torchlight 2 adds new pets, bug fixes

By Steve Watts, Nov 16, 2012 4:15pm PST

Torchlight 2 has issued a new patch that fixes several bugs, adjusts some classes, and adds an Owl or Badger pet to your menu options.


"agree with you, I have the same problem lately, i love the rpg style games but i get bored 3-5 ..."

- CrazyRussian1989 see all 7 comments

Torchlight dev 'eager to break that mold,' try something new

By John Keefer, Oct 04, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer told Shacker Mark "warcrow" DeSanto that the company will make Torchlight 3, but with a "twist."


"True, but to call it a remake of Diablo is a bit drastic. Whatever though, both games ..."

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Torchlight 2 demo available

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 21, 2012 6:45am PDT

If you didn't pounce upon Runic's delightful action-RPG Torchlight II when it launched for PC yesterday, perhaps a demo might pique your interest. A small slice is available for your playing pleasure, in case you're wondering if it's as fun to click on monsters until they ex...


Torchlight MMO on hold as Runic takes a break

By Steve Watts, Sep 20, 2012 4:15pm PDT

Runic Games executives have commented that the long-planned Torchlight MMO probably won't be its next project, after having wrapped up Torchlight 2.


"WoW will sell their latest expansion for $60 and collect $15/month from roughly 10 million ..."

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Torchlight 2 dev wants to avoid paid DLC, pledges free updates

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 20, 2012 2:00pm PDT

"In the long run we want to be known as the people who have the best value in gaming," Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer said, promising to make all future DLC for the game free.


"why? i don't get why they don't try to get some extra money out of the game..I mean i feel bad ..."

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Torchlight 2 planning more end-game content post-launch

By Steve Watts, Sep 20, 2012 9:00am PDT

Runic Games discusses some of its post-launch plans for Torchlight 2, and shares thoughts on pricing and piracy.


"Yeah, I hope this game makes millions to show the stupid publishers how it can be."

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Torchlight 2 soundtrack released for free

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Torchlight II might launch on Thursday, but that's still positively ages to wait for chilling new tunes from Matt Uelmen, the mastermind behind the original's tunes and the Diablo series' most iconic music. Huzzah, then, for developer Runic Games today released the 74-minute...


"This music, more than anything; puts me back in the days of Diablo."

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Morning Caffeinated! -- Torchlight 2, Neverwinter, and the power of music

By John Keefer, Sep 12, 2012 8:40am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 12, 2012. Topics include: Torchlight 2 should fill the Diablo 3 void for some players; Neverwinter's mod tools are intriguing; and Planetary Annihilation is ...


"I originally wasn't going to fund this because I already funded too much stuff. Yesterday I went ..."

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Torchlight 2 preview: Finishing Touches

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2012 9:30am PDT

A hands-on look at Torchlight 2 as it prepares for its fast-approaching launch.


"That's really close to the end and where it actually starts to get kind of hard (unless you are ..."

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Torchlight 2 launching September 20

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 31, 2012 6:15am PDT

The original Torchlight came out when Diablo III still seemed woefully far away, and more than filled that gaping action-RPG hole with its charming clicking ways. The sequel was once supposed to launch before but it turns out we're all still just as excited for Torchlight II...


"Pantsburgh, simply...you dont! BL2 > TL 2, I am very sorry to say. I had such high hopes for ..."

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