Well fellow action RPG fans, get ready for Torchlight II. The game will feature the highly demanded multi-player co-op mode that will allow you to play with your friends on the Internet for free with an all new matchmaking service. You will also be able to play using a LAN connection.
Torchlight II is set in a much larger open world environment that features level randomization, hub towns, and weather effects. The game will also come with an editor to allow users to create their own mods.
There are four new classes, the Outlander,the Embermage, the Berserker, and the Engineer. Once you pick a class you will be able to choose from many different weapons. There are three new weapon types, Cannons, Fist Weapons, and Great Weapons. All of these weapon types are useless of course without some enemies to destroy and Torchlight II is loaded with new enemies which drop a ton of loot. You will undoubtedly find your self running out of space rather quickly and you will have to make some tough choices on what loot to keep and what loot to toss.
I really love the artistic style of Torchlight in general and Torchlight II, with it’s many new lands to explore and new UI, looks really polished and even better than the first game. The team at Runic has made the UI more user friendly which should make it easier for new players to get into the game. Pets will also make a return and become even more useful then ever before as you wander deep into the new world.
Torchlight II will launch as a digital download from Runic Games, Steam, Perfect World, GamersGate, GameFly, and GameStop on September 20th, 2012.