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Post by Eorl @ 09:23am 26/04/12 | 26 Comments
Runic has today announced that the upcoming hack-and-slash sequel Torchlight 2 is now available for pre-order on Steam.
Torchlight II is now available to pre-purchase on Steam! Act now and the original Torchlight to play right now!

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!
While no actual release date has yet been announced, an expected 2012 release is still in the works.

Runic is offering any Steam pre-orders a free copy of the original Torchlight, which will hopefully keep you entertained until the release. You can also purchase the game through Perfect World, who are offering a beta key into the Neverwinter Nights Online MMO for those who purchase through them, as well as a No-DRM policy similar to GOG.com.

You can check out the opening trailer below if you didn't catch it last week (HD here), or swing by our game page for the latest news and screenshots.






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Sile
Posted 10:25am 26/4/12
Both will be good. D3 has its drawbacks for me, namely the DRM. If my area suffers a blackout, can't play.

TL2 will have modding capabilities which if you've played the first TL, you'll know that's awesome.

Have a soft spot for Diablo series as I think many of us who grew up in the 90's do so I will definitely be buying it regardless. Cross my fingers nothing happens to my internet connection. :)
paveway
Posted 12:28pm 26/4/12
If my area suffers a blackout, can't play.


who would have thought, having no electrcitity would mean you can't play

D3 is going to wipe this game like a dirty asshole
d^
Posted 01:19pm 26/4/12
^ lmao paveway great calls.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:02pm 26/4/12
Paveway pwns. Torchlight was good, loved the streamlined selling by the pet but i prefer the more adult gore and violence that diablo 3 hopefully will bring. I still have fond memories of running like a girl when i first heard "AH FRESH MEAT!".
Mantorok
Posted 02:07pm 26/4/12
who would have thought, having no electrcitity would mean you can't play
Have you heard of this marvellous new invention? It's called a laptop.
Sile
Posted 02:23pm 26/4/12
^ Yeah, a laptop. You know, how it operates on a battery? Too hard for some to grasp obviously.
I didn't think it needed to be said specifically.
Dazhel
Posted 02:27pm 26/4/12
Does the area black out so frequently that it's causes a big issue?
If so the electricity company might be first in line for a serve before Blizzard to be honest.
Rolly-
Posted 04:14pm 26/4/12
Back on topic, it's a shame that it didn't get released before D3, otherwise I'd imagine it'd be even more of a hit as the original was great fun to play.
paveway
Posted 07:12pm 26/4/12
Does the area black out so frequently that it's causes a big issue?


answer is no

it is just whinging point for the complainers, they are always going to complain

Reverend Evil™
Posted 07:21pm 26/4/12
Both will be good. D3 has its drawbacks for me, namely the DRM. If my area suffers a blackout, can't play

LOL

How often does you net go down? It's hilarious hearing people whinge and whine about having to be online all the time to play.
Eorl
Posted 09:18pm 26/4/12
LOL

How often does you net go down? It's hilarious hearing people whinge and whine about having to be online all the time to play.

And yet it's funny listening to people complain about always-on Ubisoft DRM.
Mordecai
Posted 10:53pm 26/4/12
And yet it's funny listening to people complain about always-on Ubisoft DRM.

Yeah but thats UbiSoft! Blizzard can do no wrong! So comparing them just because they both have always on DRM is wrong and hurtful to Blizzard! /s
Mantorok
Posted 11:02pm 26/4/12
it is just whinging point for the complainers, they are always going to complain
Or it's an example of how intrusive DRM inconveniences paying customers, not pirates.
paveway
Posted 12:48pm 27/4/12
in reality, day to day it isn't going to interfere with jack shit for the wide majority of people

people are just pulling random instances out of their ass when it might possibly affect them, just so they can get on the bandwagon

my internet is always on, my internet has always been on for the past 12 years when we first got optus cable internet back in the day

Oh NoEs WhAt iF a SoLaR fLaRe InTeReFeReS wItH mY iNtErNeTs, I wOn'T bE aBlE tO pLaY DiAbLo 3@!~~!@!
greazy
Posted 03:12pm 27/4/12
Buying the game is the bandwagon knobber.
Dazhel
Posted 03:22pm 27/4/12
DRM's not great at all, but whinging and then declaring that you'll buy it anyway is basically just 'Sound and Fury':
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/08/08
glynd
Posted 03:52pm 27/4/12
1) Boycott D3 because of DRM
2) Buy Torchlight 2
3) Power goes out
4) Can't open steam because it can't start in offline mode
gamer
Posted 03:55pm 27/4/12
Steam works for up to 3 days without authentication.

Power has never gone out at my place, Internet has.
glynd
Posted 03:58pm 27/4/12
you know what i mean :P

and not necessarily. it screwed me over last year when i moved house. didn't have Internet for a week and couldn't start in offline mode from the get go.
Eorl
Posted 04:13pm 27/4/12
Actually I just realised (and only found out) you can purchase it through Perfect World as well, which gives you a no-DRM copy similar to GOG. Can find that over here for anyone interested.
Hogfather
Posted 05:18pm 27/4/12
When the internet / power goes down I do something else other than play games.

Crazy I know.
Enska
Posted 05:32pm 27/4/12
Lies! we all know you'd melt man :P
gamer
Posted 05:45pm 27/4/12
I always imagined hoggy as having a backup diesel generator in his basement and lifetime supply of used cooking oil from the local fish and chip store to run it on... right next to his collection of different sized foil hats :)
glynd
Posted 06:38pm 27/4/12
I always imagined hoggy as having a backup diesel generator in his basement and lifetime supply of used cooking oil from the local fish and chip store to run it on... right next to his collection of different sized foil hats :)


how else would you finish a swtor raid? :P
Trauma
Posted 09:52am 21/7/12
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