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Torchlight 2 Announced

The Torchlight 2 Website is live, announcing Runic Games is at work on a sequel to their well-received action/RPG for release in spring 2011. They also show the way to a PC Gamer exclusive first look at Torchlight 2 Artwork and a Torchlight 2 interview with Runic Games on PC Gamer discussing the game with Max Schaefer and Travis Baldree. Word on the game is: "Torchlight II is richly textured with our unique art style, drawing from traditional animation influences and expanding on the whimsical and quirky world captured in the original Torchlight. We aim for that broad appeal thatís appropriate for older kids, but is really intended for the kid in every adult." The announcement reveals the sequel adds cooperative multiplayer support to the mix:

The most exciting new feature of Torchlight II is the multiplayer element. Play with your friends, and use the free peer-to-peer matchmaking service to meet new players of a similar level and interest. Together players will discover expansive randomized outdoor areas and deep ominous caverns; random instanced and persistent dungeons, a huge variety of all new monsters and villains, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete. Players journey through the perilous Overworld, enjoying all new weather features, time of day events, and a rich and cunning story to drive gameplay.

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16. Re: Torchlight 2 Announced Aug 5, 2010, 14:57 Mead
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 14:45:

Generally people LAN in organized gatherings or because they don't have Internet access. In the former situation, not every host will have adequate availability for everyone and in the latter it should go without saying. If you're going to bother with LAN functionality, it seems nothing short of bizarre to require internet authentication.

Honestly, the list of people who care about LAN enough to base a purchase decision on it is probably pretty tiny. I can't get mad at a small dev for not even bothering with that market segment.

We used to lanfest primarily for two reasons: 1, we were all still on modems or early DSL, and 2, it was a social gathering. 6-8 of us together for the weekend, games, movies, cookouts, booze. Prob have up to 20 people cycle through at various times. Now the internet is fast enough for people to just sit at home, and nobody bothers to get together any more.

I miss lan parties, but with everyone so busy it's hard to schedule them any more. Don't really miss the lack of lan support in games because of that. Sad to see it go, but there it is.
 
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