Panic Button Brings Award-Winning Action RPG Torchlight II To Switch – Nintendo Life

Panic Button Brings Award-Winning Action RPG Torchlight II To Switch – Nintendo Life

Earlier in the year it was announced that Runic Games’ 2012 dungeon crawler Torchlight II was getting the port treatment courtesy of Panic Button – the studio behind ‘miracle’ Switch ports such as DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – and today we were treated to some new footage in a bespoke trailer for the Indie World Showcase.

As you’ll see if you watch the tongue-in-cheek trailer above, it seems that the game is engrossing enough to distract you from the world being pillaged and burnt to the ground by bloodthirsty beasties, whether you’re on public transport, at the laundromat or chilling in the park.

According to the blurb on the official game page, you can look forward to the following if you didn’t play the original when it launched on PC seven years ago:

Action-Packed Multiplayer
Play co-op with up to 4 players online. Experiment with hero synergies and take on the fiercest opponents together, for the world’s most awesome loot.

Customizable Characters
Create and customize characters from one of four distinct classes. Each class can be played as male or female, and robust skillsets and equipment variety give tons of opportunity for unique builds.

Open, Dynamic World
Explore vast overland areas and multiple hub towns. Fight through rain and snow, day and night. Level randomization ensures fresh new layouts, paths, loot, and monsters every time you play.

Pets and Fishing
Choose how to empower your pet with special transforming consumables. Your pet can fight by your side or make a run to town to sell loot so you don’t have to.

New Game Plus
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.

The Switch version also gets an exclusive unicorn, if you’re into that sort of thing:

The fact that Panic Button are at the helm of this port gives us some confidence that this could be worth a look. The game is launching on 3rd September, so there’s not long to wait to find out how this shapes up next to games like Diablo III in the Switch’s library.

They say the old ‘uns are the best ‘uns – do you think that applies to Torchlight II? Let us know below if you plan to hack and slash through this on Switch in a few weeks…


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