Runic Games Archive

  • Review: Hob

    From Runic Games comes Hob, a fantasy action puzzle-platformer that switches things up from the studio’s previous work on the Torchlight series. The game opens with a knock at a door, which the titular character answers to be greeted by a friendly, towering robot on […]

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  • Hob is the Bold and Beautiful New IP From the Makers of Torchlight

    Seattle-based Runic Games has revealed its third title, a mysterious, visually distinct adventure that is wildly different from the studio’s previous Torchlight titles. Having already mastered action RPG design, with experience dating back to work on games like Diablo, Diablo 2, and Fate, Runic is […]

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  • Torchlight Mobile Announced for Android and iOS

    Man, I got so excited when the headline, “Torchlight Coming to Handheld Devices Later This Year,” appeared in my inbox this afternoon. Before clicking to read the full announcement, my mind immediately jumped to, “Please be Torchlight on PlayStation Vita. Pretty, pretty please!” Alas, that […]

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  • Torchlight II Releases GUTS Mod Editor, Domesticates Headcrabs

    Torchlight II Releases GUTS Mod Editor, Domesticates Headcrabs

    Torchlight II returns to relevance this week with the release of a massive content update. Modders will be most delighted to hear that Runic’s official in-house development toolset, known as GUTS, is now available for public use. By editing anything and everything, from items and […]

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  • Microsoft’s ‘House Party’ Promotion Brings Beyond Good & Evil and Torchlight to XBLA

    Microsoft’s ‘House Party’ Promotion Brings Beyond Good & Evil and Torchlight to XBLA

    ‘House Party,’ Microsoft’s first big Xbox Live Arcade promotion for 2011, is shaping up to be a real doozy when it kicks off five weeks of downloadable game releases beginning February 16th with the debut of Konami’s Contra successor, Hard Corps: Uprising. After that, the […]

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  • Torchlight II Debut Trailer Answers the Multiplayer Call

    Torchlight II Debut Trailer Answers the Multiplayer Call

    The original Torchlight did not have multiplayer. Gamers and reviewers bitched about it. Runic Games listened to the feedback. Torchlight II will now have multiplayer. ‘Nuff said!

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  • Runic Prepping Torchlight II for Next Spring

    Runic Prepping Torchlight II for Next Spring

    The minds behind Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, Fate and Torchlight are back at it again, today unveiling a sequel to last year’s hit action-RPG, the aforementioned Torchlight. Torchlight II is early in development, so details are pretty vague at this point. Key content that has […]

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  • Review: Torchlight

    Review: Torchlight

    I have always been a huge fan of products that demonstrate clarity of purpose and flawlessness of execution. These are not always the biggest ideas, or the greatest innovations, or even remarkably different than what has come before. They are simply products or ideas that […]

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  • Torchlight Updated, Price Slashed on Steam

    Torchlight Updated, Price Slashed on Steam

    Right now is the perfect time to buy Torchlight. Until Monday, Runic Games’ excellent new action-RPG is only $9.99 on Steam — a temporary holiday price slash of 50%! What’s more, the game has also received an update introducing 60+ Steam achievements and Cloud support […]

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  • Mark Your Calendar: Torchlight Goes Retail January 5th, Mac Port to Follow

    Mark Your Calendar: Torchlight Goes Retail January 5th, Mac Port to Follow

    Digitally released two weeks ago, PC dungeon-crawl RPG Torchlight is also now set to get a proper physical release at brick and mortar retailers, courtesy of Encore Software. The retail version is scheduled to ship on January 5th and will retail at the same $19.99 […]

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