Torchlight 3 coming this Summer to PC
The RPG has been renamed and will be redesigned
Perfect World Entertainment and developer Echtra Games have announced Torchlight Frontiers has been renamed to Torchlight III, and is planned to release on Steam this summer, with closed alpha testing January 29.
This fast-paced dungeon crawler brings ARPG fans back to the Torchlight universe to hack and slash their way through a world filled with hordes of creatures. Previously announced as a free-to-play experience, the game will return to the premium model adapted by Torchlight I and II, with a new focus on linear progression.
"When we started developing Torchlight Frontiers, we were focused on creating a shared-world experience. During development, you often discover what type of product a game was meant to be and we found Torchlight Frontiers was meant to be a true successor to Torchlight I & II. Based on this and extensive feedback from our Alpha testers, we decided it was time to take the game back to its roots and model it after the classic Torchlight games," said Max Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games and co-founder of the Torchlight franchise.
With four classes to choose from, 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. Players will also choose a pet to accompany them on their new adventure: a fluffy alpaca, a swift owl or a loyal canine retriever.
Players will have their 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.
Torchlight III will be released on PC this summer, and is also planned for consoles.