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Posted on June 3, 2009

Torchlight at E3!

“My favorite game of the day” –

“The best little game at E3” –

The reviews are just starting to come in after Day 1 at E3, and we could not be more happy. So far the response is overwhelmingly positive. Most people who start playing have a lot of fun and cannot believe we’ve only been at work for 6 months! More to come.

Posted on May 1, 2009

Runic Games proudly announces we will be showing Torchlight to the public for the first time ever at E3 2009. Torchlight will be hosted by MMO publisher Perfect World, and can be found in the Perfect World Booth. The game, still in development, will be playable with two classes. The brand new trailer for Torchlight, featuring the Destroyer will also be available for the first time ever, debuting at E3.

Edit: The video is now available for viewing on the website and on Youtube!

Posted on April 2, 2009

The End

Runic Games is hard at work on its upcoming title “Torchlight,” having just announced a publishing deal with Perfect World, the leading online game developer in China. Torchlight will be a single-player action-RPG, with a subsequently released MMO to be published by Perfect World.

Previously working on Mythos, an action-RPG MMO, the Runic Games team is made up of industry veterans including Max and Erich Schaefer, two of the cofounders of Blizzard North, developers of Diablo and Diablo II, Travis Baldree, the project director for Mythos and creator of FATE, and many other talented individuals.

Torchlight stays close to the fast-paced, randomized, and accessible roots of the developers’ previous titles. Work on the MMO will be underway following the release of the single- player game due out this year, and will build upon the gameplay and lore developed for the single-player title.

Runic Games will be presenting at E3 this June in Los Angeles, and at PAX in their hometown of Seattle later this Fall.