[Teaser website] Perfect World Entertainment today announced its newest development studio, Echtra Games is working on the next iteration of the award-winning Torchlight series: Torchlight Frontiers. Set in the same beloved Torchlight universe from Torchlight I and II, this shared-world action RPG brings back many of the franchise’s signature features and mechanics that captured the hearts of ARPG fans worldwide. Launch is scheduled for 2019.
Echtra Games, a subsidiary of the Perfect World Group and based in San Francisco, is led by former Runic Games and Blizzard North co-founder, Max Schaefer, the team developing Torchlight Frontiers is comprised of veteran developers who were responsible for the various games that defined the ARPG genre, including the original Diablo and Torchlight franchises. Torchlight Frontiers will launch on platforms including PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Torchlight Frontiers combines the heart of the beloved Torchlight series with a shared, persistent and dynamically generated world. In true Torchlight style, players will team up with friends and devoted pets to hack and slash their way through a vibrant world, discover ancient ruins of lost civilizations and brave dungeons filled with riches and dangerous creatures. Additional details about Torchlight Frontiers will be revealed at a later date.
Torchlight Frontiers is headed to Gamescom and PAX West! Attendees can be among the first to play an early demo of the game and meet the Echtra Games developers by visiting the Perfect World Entertainment booths at Gamescom in Germany (Hall 8, Booth #B41) from August 21 – 25 and PAX West in Seattle (Booth #1115) from August 31 – September 3.