Torchlight III – Official launch date revealed for action RPG sequel

[Steam page] Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games recently announced that Torchlight III, the light-hearted and fast-paced dungeon crawler, will exit Steam Early Access and officially launch on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 13 for USD 39.99. Players who have been hacking and slashing their way through the Steam Early Access version of Torchlight III will automatically be granted access to the full version. Also, all versions of the game will include an exclusive Fairy pet for each platform.

Torchlight III will feature all of Torchlight’s signature mechanics, including satisfying hack- and-slash combat, a charming and vibrant world, online 4-player cooperative multiplayer and offline single-player, and the beloved pet system. This grand adventure will also introduce new features, such as three epic acts, unique Relic subclasses, fully customizable forts, a challenging end-game experience “Fazeer Shah’s Dun-Djinn”, the multi-tiered progression system “Contracts” that lets players earn Fame and unlock elite items, along with quests and boss battles across randomly-generated areas filled with epic loot drops.

It has been a century since the events of Torchlight II, where the great heroes of old defeated The Dark Alchemist and sealed the Netherlord’s heart inside the Clockwork Core. The heroes brought peace to the world of Novastraia, but now the Ember Empire finds itself on the brink of collapse as it’s under threat of invasion by the Netherim and its allies. To save Novastraia, players will need to gather their wits and brave the frontier in search of fame, glory and new adventures to become the legends the world needs them to be.

Key Features

Travel the Frontier: Players can explore the wilderness, party with friends, gather materials to craft loot, use magical maps to enter unknown dungeons, or show off their spoils in town! There’s always something to do in the new frontier.

Choose a Relic: Relics are objects of great power that grant players a suite of active skills and passive skills. Players will choose one of five of these at the beginning of their journey and use skill points to unlock or enhance their relic’s abilities. The relic is an important part of a character’s strategy – choose wisely!

Collect Epic Gear: Suit up in a robust variety of armor and weapons found across the frontier including charming hats, pet apparel, and unique locomotion options. Players can select from a wide array of weapons that suit their playstyle and class build. With over a hundred Legendary items, players can permanently acquire their special abilities in order to make themselves more unique and powerful.

Pets are Back: Players can fight their way to fame and glory with loyal companions! Each of the many species comes in a myriad of colors and styles so adventurers shouldn’t settle for the first one they find. They can make these trusty pets stronger by adding skills, equip them with gear to make them hardier, and together battle enemies as a team. Pets also have their own vast inventory for items, and players have the option to have their pets sell items directly in town.

Build Your Hero: With four classes to choose from, along with 20 class and Relic combinations — each combination offering a unique playstyle — and a wide range of choices of where to place skill points at, players can utilize class-specific mechanics to maximize damage and their odds of survival. Torchlight III lets them gather epic gear, select your Relic powers, and customize loadouts to create a unique combat style for their heroes.

Build & Upgrade Your Fort: It’s time to rebuild! Players will enjoy their very own account-based fort, where they can upgrade gear, and make renovations to show it off to their friends and the world. The game allows them to build monuments of power, pet stables, and more!

Relics

Bane – Summons a cluster of spiders and casts forth volleys of deadly poison.

Blood Drinker – Heals a player’s wounds while enemies bleed.

Coldheart – Controls crowds by freezing, slowing, or knocking back immoderate threats.

Electrode – Unleashes an unpredictable surge of electricity.

Flaming Destroyer – Consistently burns enemies and sets things ablaze.

Classes

The Dusk Mage is an enchanter who harnesses the power of light and dark energy to conjure devastating attacks.

The Forged is a powerful robot who relies on an arsenal of weaponry to build up heat and unleash explosive assaults.

The Railmaster is a locomotive savvy powerhouse who steams into combat with a massive hammer and heavily armed battle train.

The Sharpshooter is a powerful and nimble ranged character who uses incredible skill with ranged weapons and magical trinkets to take on enemies from afar.