Torchlight, the first game was a huge success and many players like it more than the Blizzard counter part, which is me included. The graphics are stunning in a cartoon themed way and the game play is fun for the dungeon crawler type (big dungeons, lots of monsters, loads of lot, repetitive) everything a dungeon crawler needs.
The one downfall to Torchlight was the lack of co-op game play or Online Multiplayer features, luckily runic games listened and the new Torchlight II has many addition features. We have listed below the new features and some old ones.
Play co-op with your friends via LAN or over the Internet for free. No subscriptions, no item sales. Our new matchmaking service lets you find friends, start new games, and join existing games. And, as always, you can play single-player offline as well.
Players will create and customize a character from one of four brand new classes. Each class can be played as either male or female, with customized cosmetic features and looks to make each individual character stand out. All new skills and loot give loads of opportunity for unique character builds.
TorchED, the Torchlight II editor, will give players the ability to create their own mods, adding even more content to the world. Have your friends download the same mod and play together.
New User Interface
Torchlight II boasts a new and improved user interface, designed to be easier than ever for new players to pick up and play. This intuitive interface ensures you can focus on playing the game the way you want to.
We’re not only in the town of Torchlight anymore! Explore vast overland areas and multiple hub towns, fight through rain, snow, day and night. Our level randomization ensures new layouts, paths, loot, and monsters every time you play.
New Game Plus
In New Game Plus, the game’s not over until you say it is. Once you’ve beaten Torchlight II‘s primary campaign, you can start again with the same character for a significantly greater challenge. You’ll keep all of the skills, gold, and gear you worked so hard for!
Pets & Fishing
These popular features make their return in Torchlight II in improved form. More choices, better effects, and your pet will still make the run to town to sell your loot so you don’t have to.
If you wish to find out more about the game then head over to Torchlight’s II Website. The game is due to be released Summer 2012 and you can pre-order it through Steam.