Torchlight Frontiers Crawling Onto PC, PS4, And Xbox One Next Year

Time to explore your loot lust once again.

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Now Playing: Torchlight II - Launch Trailer

The Torchlight series is making its return after six dormant years, with Torchlight Frontiers. The sequel carries the series' visual style into a shared persistent world for players to explore. It will hit PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2019.

The original Torchlight was a throwback to Diablo-style gameplay before the release of Diablo 3. This time, the focus is on teaming up with your friends (and their pets) to hack and slash your way through dungeons together. The world will be persistent and dynamically generated, making for plenty of areas to explore and loot to collect. The debut trailer shows off the series' stylized characters in a new area, along with some of the monster design.

The game is coming from the newly formed studio Echtra Games, led by Runic Games and Blizzard North co-founder Max Schaefer. The studio has tapped veterans from both the Diablo and Torchlight franchises to head up the effort.

Both the original Torchlight and Torchlight 2 received positive reviews from GameSpot, citing the variety of loot, musical score, budget price, and solid use of action-RPG tropes. This new game will have to contend with the heavy work Blizzard has put into tweaking and building upon Diablo 3 since its release, along with the recent word that multiple Diablo projects are in the works.

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I really enjoyed Torchlight on the Xbox 360. The largest missing ingredient was multi-player. Was disappointed Torchlight 2 didn't make it to consoles. Hopefully this iteration maintains the quality.

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And people complained about D3 being too colorful. This game looks like a child friendly version of it.

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Sooooo good they're not being lazy and actually bringing it back onto consoles...... Looking forward to this.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k

This Chinese company bought Runic games, closed them and now they are spitting on the grave of the Torchlight series.

I'd rather have no return to Torchlight, now that Runic is gone.

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I'd have rather had Torchlight 2 on consoles.

This whifs a bit of always online bullshit.

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Honestly I love the Torchlight series. If my PC hadn't joined the Choir Eternal I'd be playing it right now.

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"This time, the focus is on teaming up with your friends (and their pets) to hack and slash your way through dungeons together."

Technically, that's a lot of what the first two games were about too. Loved Torchlight 2 and hope this game doesn't stray too far from the ARPG roots that people liked about it. If it's something like hub towns for players to meet and team up in, and instanced dungeons/open world I'd be fine, but if it goes too far into the MMO realm...

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Awesome...Torchlight and Torchlight II were excellent. This should be great.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k

@chakan2: Torchlight 1&2 were made by Runic, this is not. Runic got closed by the current company making this :'(

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Shared persistent world... meh

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Shame that Torchlight 2(after Torchlight on the X360) never saw the "light" on consoles.

Super happy about this announcement

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Now THIS is worth getting excited about.

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