Torchlight 2 launching September 20

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 even though Blizzard beat it to the click-punch. Good news! Developer Runic Games has finally announced that it'll launch for PC and Mac on September 20.

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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 even though Blizzard beat it to the click-punch. Good news! Developer Runic Games has finally announced that it'll launch for PC and Mac on September 20.

You can pre-order Torchlight II from Gamefly, Steam and the other usual places for $20, with a free copy of the original thrown in as a bonus. Alternatively, $60 four-packs are floating around, saving you $20 if you club together with some chums, because surely you own Torchlight by now.

The sequel introduces online co-op, above-ground sections, and loads more monsters, skills, items, unique areas, music, and other things one expects from an action-RPG.

Runic will live-streaming a little discussion about the release date, and showing off a new trailer, at 9am Pacific today if you want to see more.

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    August 31, 2012 6:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Torchlight 2 launching September 20.

    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 even though Blizzard beat it to the click-punch. Good news! Developer Runic Games has finally announced that it'll launch for PC and Mac on September 20.

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      August 31, 2012 6:23 AM

      Huzzah!

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      August 31, 2012 6:36 AM

      click-punch made me think of kick-punch and that's always a good thing.

      Interesting that they're giving away TL1 with it too, those extra gifts will probably help out marketing in a big way though I'm sure.

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        August 31, 2012 6:37 AM

        Also, directly below the article it says that TL2 is still scheduled to release on July 31 of 2011.... should probably get that fixed.

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          August 31, 2012 7:23 AM

          haha. yes. yes it does. awesome.

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          August 31, 2012 8:52 AM

          That's because it's the worst damn thing in the world and I hate it. Pinky-swear I've personally entered the correct date into our database, it simply hasn't carried over. Top Men are looking into this.

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      August 31, 2012 6:37 AM

      Excellent!

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      August 31, 2012 6:55 AM

      Aw and here i had Halloween picked! Dangit, did anyone win?

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        August 31, 2012 7:59 AM

        I was guessing the 18th or the 25th because those are Tuesdays :(

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        August 31, 2012 8:54 AM

        Nope, that's the second to last day of summer, and they said it would launch this summer. :)

        Cannot wait. Been waiting all year for this, especially after D3 was.. well, not a let down, but also not the "destroyer of time" I expected it would be.

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      August 31, 2012 7:06 AM

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      August 31, 2012 7:24 AM

      almost done with the D3 starter, ready for my TL2 fix.

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      August 31, 2012 8:17 AM

      BL2 on September 18. TL2 on September 20. How am I supposed to play two games at once? Howww???

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        August 31, 2012 8:54 AM

        You aren't, which is why this release date is retarded.

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          August 31, 2012 9:09 AM

          pretty much. its great that its finally coming out and all but this is now going to become one of those games that i own (i pre-purchased it some time last year) and probably never play... or at least, dont play for months or years after release. there were several points in the last 12 months that i would have played the hell out of it... pretty much any time before BF3 or after i got burned out on BF3. but now? between BL2 and GW2, its going to be a good long while before im ready to play something else. presuming BL2 eats another 500 hours of my available gaming time, anyway.

          its unfortunate, but i think they missed their prime window of opportunity for this game for a lot of people.

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            September 1, 2012 11:21 AM

            Let's not start with this idiocy again. Before BL2, everyone said Diablo 3 was going to kill any interest in TL2 whatsoever. They may as well just give up right? Diablo 3 came and went. It was a fine game and all but it was not the end all be all that everyone said it would be. Now It's BL2 and GW2 that is totally making TL2 "miss it's prime window of opportunity." Runic needs to ignore all this stuff and not fall into the same trap Diablo 3 did, just work on the game and release it when it's ready and ignore the haters who judge big franchise games before they are even out. That's what happened with the first torchlight and it rocked.

            Torchlight 2 has its fans too and they'll play it if it's a good game.

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        September 2, 2012 8:45 PM

        Pantsburgh, simply...you dont! BL2 > TL 2, I am very sorry to say. I had such high hopes for the sequel, as a reasonable D3 alternative, but alas, it doesn't even look that different from TL1.
        Tears

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      September 1, 2012 6:56 AM

      Xbox?

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      September 2, 2012 8:20 PM

      hope this game gets a preload

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