is now available, a new installment in the action/RPG
series that passes the development torch from Runic Games to Echtra Games,
though this is mostly the same group of Flagship expatriates. The Windows
version can be found
where it has been in Early Access since June
, and it's also available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a
Switch edition expected later this month. "Torchlight III has arrived, and we at
Echtra are beyond ecstatic for gamers to finally join the adventure," said Max
Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games and co-founder of the Torchlight franchise.
"Development on this game has had its share of twists and turns, but we think
the end result was well worth the wait. A huge thank you to the fans who have
patiently stayed with us through this journey. Your support means everything.
Now go jump in and have fun exploring the Frontier!" You can get a look at this
in action in the
Official Launch Trailer
and read on for more details:
Torchlight fans will be happy to discover that Torchlight III features the same
signature gameplay mechanics that set the original series apart from other
ARPGs, including satisfying hack’n’slash combat, a charming and vibrant world,
both online 4-player cooperative multiplayer and offline single-player, plus the
beloved pet system. Torchlight III also introduces new features, such as three
epic acts, unique Relic subclasses, fully customizable forts and a challenging
end-game experience in “Fazeer Shah’s Dun-Djinn.” In addition, the game includes
a multi-tiered “Contracts” progression system that lets players earn Fame and
unlock elite items, along with a myriad of quests and boss battles. All of these
features contribute to the epic return of the iconic franchise and an even more
accessible adventure for new Torchlight players.
Below is a detailed list of features for the full release of Torchlight III:
- Travel the Frontier: Players can explore the wilderness, party
with friends, gather materials to craft loot, use magical maps to enter
unknown dungeons, or show off their spoils in town! There’s always something
to do in the new frontier.
- Build & Upgrade Your Fort: It’s time to rebuild! Players can
enjoy their very own account-based fort, where they can upgrade gear, and
make renovations to show it off to their friends and the world. The game
allows them to build monuments of power, pet stables, and more!
- Choose a Relic: Relics are objects of great power that grant
players a suite of active skills and passive skills. Players must choose one
of five of these at the beginning of their journey and use skill points to
unlock or enhance their relic’s abilities. The relic is an important part of
a character's strategy - choose wisely!
- Collect Epic Gear: Suit up in a robust variety of armor and
weapons found across the frontier including charming hats, pet apparel, and
unique locomotion options. Players can select from a wide array of weapons
that suit their playstyle and class build. With over a hundred Legendary
items, players can permanently acquire their special abilities in order to
make themselves more unique and powerful.
- Pets are Back: Players can fight their way to fame and glory with
loyal companions! Each of the many species comes in a myriad of colors and
styles so adventurers shouldn’t settle for the first one they find. They can
make these trusty pets stronger by adding skills, equip them with gear to
make them hardier, and together battle enemies as a team. Pets also have
their own vast inventory for items, and players have the option to have
their pets sell items directly in town.
- Build Your Hero: With four classes to choose from, along with 20
class and Relic combinations -- each combination offering a unique playstyle
-- and a wide range of choices of where to place skill points at, players
can utilize class-specific mechanics to maximize damage and their odds of
survival. Torchlight III lets them gather epic gear, select your Relic
powers, and customize loadouts to create a unique combat style for their