Post by Eorl @ 03:32pm 04/04/13 | 0 Comments
When playing modded games, you can view your mod history, any previously played mods, and the impact disabling mods may have on your character.Earlier in the week we saw Runic Games officially add the Steam Workshop, a further testament to the companies quite accepting profile on modding, something few games are struggling with these days. For those looking to pimp out their game, you can check out the official blog which offers a Q&A with tools engineer Greg Brown as well as an in-depth wiki guide which can be found here.
Post by Eorl @ 09:43am 02/04/13 | 2 Comments
A new launcher synchronizes any mods you have subscribed to, and lets you customize their activation state and loading priority. In addition, when playing Internet games in the lobby, you will be able to filter modded games by mod combination, and with a single button click, subscribe to those mods. Torchlight II will then restart, synchronize them, and activate them before returning you to the game.For those who are still on the fence will be happy to know a 50% off sale is currently under way to celebrate the launch of the Steam Workshop integration, which you can check out here.
Post by Dan @ 12:21pm 02/01/13 | 4 Comments
Twitter post by developer Runic Games, the acclaimed action RPG Torchlight II has passed one million units sold, a milestone achieved in under four months, compared to the 18 months it took the original Torchlight (thanks Polygon).
AusGamers scored Torchlight II a 9.0/10 in a review upon its launch last September. PC players not completely exhausted from weeks of holidays sales can pick up the game at half price for US$9.99 on Steam today as part of day thirteen of the Steam Holiday Sale.
Post by Eorl @ 10:01am 22/09/12 | 1 Comments
You can grab the demo locally from us to save you some bandwidth and time, and you can check out our review and what we thought of the latest hack-and-slash RPG title.
Post by Eorl @ 10:55am 21/09/12 | 5 Comments
The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands!With the release of the game, Runic has also let us know that a demo is now available for download, though currently it only seems to be accessible on Steam, however hopefully we can get a local download soon.
If you haven't yet checked out our very fresh Torchlight 2 review, then head over to here to see our impressions of the RPG hack-and-slash.
Post by Eorl @ 11:20am 20/09/12 | 4 Comments
Yes, we want to do more content post launch. For level design specifically, new map scrolls for endgame, phase beast portal rooms, and more variations of already existing levels so there is even more randomization where we feel it is beneficial. We will just have to wait and see how fans react, and what they ask for and try to accommodate if we can.One of the many other interesting questions asked was why exactly the team sells their games for only $20, something that Max Schaefer answers quite well:
We sell for $20 because we want a bigger community, and for people all over the world to enjoy our game. Not everyone has $60 lying around. Plus, digital distribution, like on Steam, makes this more economically viable for a company like us. We couldn't make money selling $20 boxes only, but we'll do fine with this price because of the trend towards digital distribution.With plenty more discussions including why anti-piracy measures aren't effective, then head over to the official page for a great read on what to expect from Torchlight 2. You can also check out our fresh review of the game and what we thought of the rapidly clicking hack-and-slash title.
Post by Dan @ 10:22am 20/09/12 | 11 Comments
on Steam, promising some mythical features such as offline single-player, LAN multiplayer and moddability, from the Seattle-based team that includes several of Diablo's original architects.
AusGamers had the good fortune of pre-launch access to Torchlight, and if you were a little underwhelmed by the recent genre blockbuster Diablo III, as our reviewer Dylan "Gameboffin" Burns was, then you'll probably be interested to hear his thoughts on this new US$19.99 contender.
If you enjoy clicking the left button of your mouse thousands of times in order to get pretty rewards on the screen, this is a no brainer – order a 4-pack and demand that your friends put their lives on pause!Read our review to find out why.
Post by Dan @ 12:42pm 19/09/12 | 4 Comments
Fans of the original Diablo games are particularly in for a treat, as among the many ex Blizzard North veterans at Seattle-based Runic, is composer Matt Ulemen, whom many will know as the bard behind the iconic tunes in the original Tristram.
The 120mb download can be found over on the official site, or mirrored here locally on AusGamers files.
Torchlight II launches in under 2 days, on September 21st 2012 and can presently be pre-ordered on Steam for US$19.99.
Post by Eorl @ 09:28am 01/09/12 | 8 Comments
Runic Games' CEO, Max Schaefer comments, "We worked incredibly hard to make sure we could release Torchlight II before Summer's official end. Development will continue right up until we ship, and we couldn't be happier to be putting the finishing touches on a great game. We want to get it to the fans as quickly as possible. Honestly, we can't wait."As with the announcement of the date comes a new launch trailer which you can watch below (HD here).
Torchlight 2 will be available on the 20th of September on Steam, Perfect World, GamersGate, GameFly.
Post by Dan @ 03:49pm 23/07/12 | 8 Comments
tasty little infographic detailing the sequel's across-the-board content increases.
A blog post by Runic Games' President explains that "Torchlight II is close to 4x the scale of Torchlight 1 as far as assets go, and probably close to that as far as playtime", and that the launch price, at US$20, is the same.
Ideally, the multiplayer that everyone has asked for will further increase the longevity of the game (we certainly hope so!) These are all new assets as well ( some monsters and weapons return from Torchlight, but they have all been recreated, or in the case of some individual weapons and shields, updated and repainted )The release window for Torchlight II is still US Summer, so the clock is ticking until the end of August. The game can be pre-ordered on Steam for US$19.99, and at the time of writing, the original Torchlight can be had for 40% off at US$8.99, with 11 hours left on the sale price. However, note that pre-ordered Torchlight II, currently rewards you with a copy of Torchlight for free anyway.