Torchlight II RSS Feed http://www.torchlight2game.com/feed/ en-us 40 Torchlight II News Changes <p>Some big changes are happening for Runic Games. Here are Travis Baldree and Max Schaefer, in their own words.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:05:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2014/03/26/changes/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2014/03/26/changes/ Torchlight II Merch! <p>You asked for it, and now it's finally here: <em>Torchlight II</em> merch! Will you rep the warlike Engineer, the arcane Embermage, an Outlander trickster, howl at the frozen moon as a Berserker, or embrace all four classes? Choose your own path and honor your favorite character in our brand new T-shirts, in both men's and women's styles.</p> <div style='padding-top: 5px;text-align: center; margin-bottom: 15px;'> <a class='link_button' href='http://merch.torchlight2game.com/' style='width: 70%; text-decoration: none; font-size: 14px; margin: 0 auto;font-weight: bold;'>Check out the <em>Torchlight II</em> Merch Store!</a> </div> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:25:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2014/02/13/torchlight-ii-merch/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2014/02/13/torchlight-ii-merch/ Happy Birthday, Torchlight II! <p>Friday, September 20th will mark one year since <em>Torchlight II</em>'s release, and we're celebrating with livestreams and giveaways! Here is how you can be part of it all - and snag yourself a free copy.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/09/19/happy-birthday-torchlight-ii/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/09/19/happy-birthday-torchlight-ii/ PAX Prime 2013 Plans <p>Hey Everyone! <a href="http://prime.paxsite.com" target="_blank">PAX Prime 2013</a> is upon us, right here in our lovely Seattle. We're honored to be involved with two panels this year, and hope you can make it out to either one or both! Here is the scoop!</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/08/26/pax-prime-2013-plans/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/08/26/pax-prime-2013-plans/ The Original Torchlight: FREE for 48 Hours! <div class='float_right' id='torchlight_logo'> <img src='http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/387/torchlight-button.png' /> </div> <p><strong>UPDATE: This promotion has ended.</strong></p> <p>Our inaugural, award-winning RPG <strong>Torchlight</strong> is available for free for the next 48 hours from our friends at <a href="http://www.gog.com/gamecard/torchlight" target="_blank">GOG.com</a>.</p> <p>All you have to do is sign up for a free account and download the game, which also includes the Editor, <strong>TorchEd</strong>.</p> <p>Account creation is free and simple - just head over to the <a href="http://www.gog.com/gamecard/torchlight" target="_blank">GOG.com</a> site to sign up, and you're good to go dungeon-crawling!</p> <h4>Features</h4> <ul style='list-style-image: url(/images/tl2/list_icon.png); margin: 0 0 6px 30px;'> <li>Single-player for PC and Mac</li> <li>Fully moddable with the included <strong>TorchEd</strong> editor.</li> <li>Runs on Netbooks</li> <li>Game Developer's Choice Awards 2010: Best Debut Game</li> <li><a href="http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/torchlight" target="_blank">83/100 on Metacritic</a></li> </ul> <p style='margin-top: 20px;'>This is a flash promotion exclusively from GOG.com so don't hesitate! If you or someone you know would like a free copy of <strong>Torchlight</strong>, be sure to get yours before Friday! For more details, including when this promotion ends, visit the <a href="http://www.gog.com/news/nodrm_summer_get_torchlight_free_for_48_hours" target="_blank">GOG.com</a> page for <strong>Torchlight</strong>.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:40:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/06/18/the-original-torchlight-free-for-48-hours/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/06/18/the-original-torchlight-free-for-48-hours/ GUTS <div class='float_right'> <img src='http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/370/guts_icon_128.png' style='margin-left: 5px;' /> </div> <p>It's here! After lots of packaging, tweaking, and testing, we're rolling out the new <em>Torchlight II</em> editor - <strong>GUTS</strong>. In this action-packed update we have some important information on what exactly <strong>GUTS</strong> is and how it can work for you. You might want to bookmark this page for later. Ready? Here we go!</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:10:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/04/01/guts/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/04/01/guts/ Torchlight II coming to Asia <p>We have some good news for our fans in Asia! Localized versions of <em>Torchlight II</em> will be released in the region.</p> <p><a href="https://game.mk-style.com/" target="_blank">C&amp;C Media</a> will release <em>Torchlight II</em> in Japanese, <a href="http://tl2.4games.com/" target="_blank">4Games</a> will release in simplified Chinese, and <a href="http://torchlight2.iwan.com.tw/" target="_blank">IWAN</a> will release in traditional Chinese. If you are interested in getting a localized box edition of <em>Torchlight II</em>, watch their websites for a release date and details!</p> <p>To celebrate the news, three new Asian themed pets will be available to <em>all</em> players. We'll definitely let you know when to check them out. Thank you for playing!</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:15:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/02/21/torchlight-ii-coming-to-asia/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2013/02/21/torchlight-ii-coming-to-asia/ Happy Holidays from Runic Games <style> #audioplayer_1 {width:294px;height:24px;position:relative;top:37px;left:-1px;} #audioplayer_1 .flash_link { margin-left: 165px; } </style> <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>This week, Travis Baldree, Marsh Lefler, Brock Jones, and Justin Miller recorded a podcast just for you! This is a look back at the year - challenges along the way to launch, how the game changed and developed, and we answer a few big questions about what's happening next for <em>Torchlight II</em>.</p> <div style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <div style="margin: 0 auto; width:470px;height:100px;background-image:url(/assets/196/mp3_steampunk_plate.png);"> <div id="audioplayer_1"> <a class="flash_link" href="http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/">Flash is required.</a> </div> </div> <a href="http://download.runicgames.com/assets/tl2/Podcast_2012_12_10.mp3">Download the MP3 (right-click and save as)</a> </div> <h5 class="aligncenter">Spike the eggnog and enjoy. We'll see you after the holidays!</h5> <div class="aligncenter" style="width: 100%;"> <a class="image" rel="gallery" href="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/368/2012_holidays.jpg" title="Happy Holidays from Runic Games"> <img style="margin: 4px;" src="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/368/2012_holidays_small.jpg" alt="Happy Holidays from Runic Games" /> </a> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_1", { soundFile: "http://download.runicgames.com/assets/tl2/Podcast_2012_12_10.mp3", titles: "Torchlight II 12/2012 Podcast", bg: "000000", leftbg: "000000", rightbg: "000000", rightbghover: "000000", lefticon: "CCCCCC", righticon: "CCCCCC", volslider: "999999", track: "000000", text: "FFFFFF", border: "000000", tracker: "333333" }); $("a.image").fancybox(); </script> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:09:41 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/12/14/happy-holidays-from-runic-games/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/12/14/happy-holidays-from-runic-games/ Happy Thanksgiving! <h5 class="aligncenter"><em>"I'm thankful for smashing barrels. So therapeutic."</em> - Engineer</h5> <h5 class="aligncenter"><em>"I'm thankful for fire falling from the skies."</em> - Embermage</h5> <h5 class="aligncenter"><em>"I'm thankful for my pack."</em> - Berserker</h5> <h5 class="aligncenter"><em>"I'm thankful for exploding back flips."</em> - Outlander</h5> <div class="article_divider" style="padding-top:10px;"> <div class="float_right"><a href="http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards/" target="_blank"><img src="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/367/VGA2012_nominee_thumbnail.png" style="margin-bottom: 5px;" /></a></div> <p>We're thankful for fans, and we're showing it by putting <em>Torchlight II</em> on sale! Watch for it during Steam's Thanksgiving sale, coming soon.</p> <p> We're also thankful for two Video Game Award nominations! You can vote for <em>Torchlight II</em> to win <a href="http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards-2012-nominees/voting/best-rpg" target="_blank">Best RPG</a> and <a href="http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards-2012-nominees/voting/best-pc-game" target="_blank">Best PC game</a>! 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OMG!!) and we're excited to unlock a treat in honor of all our fans: The full official soundtrack, mixed and mastered specifically for your listening enjoyment, in professional CD-quality. Free.</p> <div class="aligncenter" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 5px;"> <a class="newsimage" rel="gallery" href="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/361/soundtrack-01-front.png" title="Torchlight II Soundtrack - Front Cover"><img style="margin: 4px;" src="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/361/soundtrack-01-front_thumbnail.png" alt="Torchlight II Soundtrack - Front Cover" /></a> <a class="newsimage" rel="gallery" href="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/362/soundtrack-02-inside.png" title="Torchlight II Soundtrack - Inside"><img style="margin: 4px;" src="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/362/soundtrack-02-inside_thumbnail.png" alt="Torchlight II Soundtrack - Inside" /></a> <a class="newsimage" rel="gallery" href="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/363/soundtrack-03-back.png" title="Torchlight II Soundtrack - Back Cover"><img style="margin: 4px;" src="http://static.cms.runicgames.com//assets/363/soundtrack-03-back_thumbnail.png" alt="Torchlight II Soundtrack - Back Cover" /></a> </div> <p>Go, go, get it! Download the musical amazingness of Matt Uelmen!</p> <div style="padding-top: 5px;"> <a class="link_button" style="width: 94%; text-decoration: none; font-size: 14px; margin-left: 5px;" href="http://www.torchlight2game.com/download/soundtrack">Download Torchlight II Soundtrack (~ 120mb .zip)</a> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> $("a.newsimage").fancybox(); </script> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:00:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/09/18/the-torchlight-ii-soundtrack/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/09/18/the-torchlight-ii-soundtrack/ PAX 2012 Wrap Up <p>The countdown is on! <em>Torchlight II</em> launches September 20! We were spreading the good news at PAX Prime last weekend, and had a blast as always.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:20:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/09/06/pax-2012-wrap-up/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/09/06/pax-2012-wrap-up/ 9.20.12 <p><em>Torchlight II</em> will launch as a digital download from Steam, Runic Games, Perfect World, GamersGate, GameFly, and GameStop on September 20th, 2012.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:31:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/31/release-date-announcement/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/31/release-date-announcement/ Tune In Friday Morning! <p>PAX Prime is now just two days away! On August 31st, Friday morning at 9am PDT, Max and Travis will be live on <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/twitch" target="_blank">Twitch.TV</a> to talk about the official release date. We are debuting our shiny new trailer, featuring new gameplay from all four classes. We love it. It's awesome.</p> <p>We'll also be holding a Q&A session, and you can add your questions to our forum thread, <a href="http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=31596">here</a>. We will answer as many of them as we can during our time slot.</p> <p>Not going to be at PAX Prime? No problem, the stream will be live on the <a href="http://www.torchlight2game.com">torchlight2game.com</a> homepage and recorded so you can watch it again throughout the weekend. (Hint: look for the zombie).</p> <p>If you are going to be at PAX, stop by and play Act II! We'll also be on <a href="http://twitter.com/RunicGames" target="_blank">Twitter</a> talking about the release date and all the other details. We're excited about PAX and sharing all the news with you. We hope to see you there, <a href="/news/2012/08/24/one-week-until-pax/">in costume</a>!</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:00:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/29/tune-in-friday-morning/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/29/tune-in-friday-morning/ One Week Until PAX! <p style='margin-bottom: 12px;'>Happy Friday! We'll get right to it - we have some news for you:</p> <h5 class='aligncenter'>We will announce our release date<br />on Friday, August 31st.</h5> <p>August 31 kicks off of our favorite con, PAX Prime, and we'll be there to show <em>Torchlight II</em> and tell everyone the official <em>Torchlight II</em> launch date!</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:30:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/24/one-week-until-pax/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/24/one-week-until-pax/ Report From The Trenches <p>We've been working hard on the final phase of polish! Here is a quick roundup of a few small updates and developments.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:10:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/16/report-from-the-trenches/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/08/16/report-from-the-trenches/ Size Matters: Travis Talks About Scale <p>Continuing from his previous <a href="http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=30225">forum post</a> on the state of the game, Travis takes a look at the scale of <em>Torchlight II</em> compared with its predecessor. No time to read? Then don't miss our infographic that captures the difference in a nutshell.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:30:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/20/size-matters-travis-talks-about-scale/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/20/size-matters-travis-talks-about-scale/ PAX 3-Day Badge Winners! <p>Congratulations to our winners! You guys are entertaining, pulchritudinous, amusing, and BIG WINNERS. Here is our complete list of winners:</p> <table style='margin-left: 10px; margin-bottom: 15px; width: 100%;'> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/Hawkn93" target="_blank">@Hawkn93</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/Trillingham" target="_blank">@Trillingham</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/Nechronox" target="_blank">@Nechronox</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/rook0x51" target="_blank">@rook0x51</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/stevenli_notlee" target="_blank">@stevenli_notlee</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/TobyDavis_" target="_blank">@TobyDavis_</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/Taliabear" target="_blank">@Taliabear</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/mmsword" target="_blank">@mmsword</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/TheQuacko" target="_blank">@TheQuacko</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/Matt_Richey" target="_blank">@Matt_Richey</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/wildfireZer0" target="_blank">@wildfireZer0</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/zachariewicz" target="_blank">@zachariewicz</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/razorhoney" target="_blank">@razorhoney</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/Jammiches" target="_blank">@Jammiches</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/moosefaces" target="_blank">@moosefaces</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/AndrewChabolla" target="_blank">@AndrewChabolla</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/Randrax" target="_blank">@Randrax</a></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/GingerZaetl" target="_blank">@GingerZaetl</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/TL2gunnabeawsom" target="_blank">@TL2gunnabeawsom</a><br /><span style="font-size: 11px;">(how could we not love this handle?!)</span></td> <td style='width: 50%;'><a href="http://www.twitter.com/DragonTechno" target="_blank">@DragonTechno</a></td> </tr> </table> <p>Winners are being notified, and should make arrangements to pick up their badges in person. Congratulations to you all. See you in Seattle!</p> <p>Read more for some of our favorite tweets! You can also search Twitter for <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23TL2PAX" target="_blank">#TL2PAX</a> to see all the posts people have made.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:40:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/17/pax-3-day-badge-winners/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/17/pax-3-day-badge-winners/ Travis with some Torchlight II Updates <p>So, hey there. It's been requested that I bring back the 'Not a Blog' features that I used to do for Mythos, in days of yore.</p> <p>This won't be exactly like that. I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about potential features, and so on - because we're way beyond that point in development.</p> <p>Instead, I'm going to try to give you a general idea of what we're spending time on, why we do it, and why it matters. I may have to rename it tl;dr though.</p> <p>Many folks are anxious to see the game released - many have preordered, and want a date! We've been deliberately vague on this point. My hope is that if I give you an idea of what we're doing, what it takes to do it, and the scale of it, it will make it apparent why that is.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:20:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/17/travis-with-some-torchlight-ii-updates/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/17/travis-with-some-torchlight-ii-updates/ PAX Prime 3-Day Badge Contest! <p>We know you're dying to enter our <a href="/news/2012/07/10/runic-games-at-pax-prime/">Torchlight Cosplay contest</a>. We know you've sketched out your dream costume and still have two fingers hot-glued together from creating your Alchemist prototype armor.</p> <p>There's just one problem: You don't have a badge for PAX Prime.</p> <p>YET.</p> <p>Announcing our second PAX Prime contest, for rare-as-dragon's-teeth 3-Day PAX Badges on Twitter!</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:20:00 GMT http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/12/pax-prime-3-day-badge-contest/ http://www.torchlight2game.com/news/2012/07/12/pax-prime-3-day-badge-contest/