PAX East 2012: Torchlight II will be released shortly after Diablo III
Posted: 06.04.2012 19:20 by Comments: 5
Runic Games is not afraid of being overshadowed by Blizzard's mammoth title Diablo III, as they stated they would be releasing Torchlight II "shortly" after its release.

According to CEO Max Schaefer at PAX Easy 2012, "Well, I'm sure you've noticed Diablo has announced a date. So, we don't want to fall right on that. The real answer is when (Torchlight 2) is finished, is Diablo 3 right now? Then we'll wait."

Schaefer also refuses to use the word "cheaper"; instead, Torchlight II, at $20 USD, is the "less expensive" alternative to Diablo III. The CEO also said that the fact that Torchlight II would have an offline mode and LAN support would give it a favorable distinction to the larger action-RPG.

"Be patient. Our total development time on this game is going to be about two years, which is not unreasonably long for this type of game. We're going as fast as we can. It'll be worth the wait, it'll totally be worth the wait. In the long run, people will be happy we took this extra time," Schaefer promised.
Source: Joystiq
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By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 06, 2012
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Apr 07, 2012
I enjoyed the first Torchlight, so I am sure that I will enjoy this one as well.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 08, 2012
Two words for Schaefer = Steam Sale. Why anyone who can afford to buy a copy of "DIII" would plump for "T II" at $20 and with no free time is beyond me. The first one was a pleasant diversion, with it's problems I'll admit. Howver, for me it was simply a "fix" for my Diablo needs.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Apr 09, 2012
I completely agree with you herodotus. Torchlight is a game that pretty much tries to be Diablo... though it is a great game, it can't live up to Diablo's standards.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 10, 2012
Torchlight was OK, but the childish style, the bright-colour-puked made it difficult to focus on for too long and the lack of customization and certain things just didn't make it all the way through.
However - no internet requirement will ring high in my book if it is released for summer when you are travelling and outdoors a lot.
That means - yes - no constant internet access. One reason big enough to not get D3 at all... - but I will... ;)