Runic’s action RPG Torchlight is a terrific little hack-and-slash lootfest, and its sequel Torchlight 2 gives Diablo 3 a serious run for its money in terms of sheer addictive fun.
So here's some good news for anyone who doesn't own a copy of either game; Arc Games isthe first tile for free and the sequel for only $5.
Travis Baldree and Eric Schaefer, two of the founders of Runic Games, have posted on the, stating that they will be stepping down from the company in the next few weeks.
NeoGAF users have spotted what appears to be four new bundles based on Xbox Live Arcade. The logos were found in the Marketplace on Xbox.com. No prices or release dates are known, but the games should cost less than the individual XBLA titles will.
Runic Games' action-RPG Torchlight is entirely free of charge via GOG.com as part of their 2013 #NoDRM Summer Sale, where over 500 titles with no DRM are "at least 50% off" for over two weeks.
All that DRM talk surrounding E3 was depressing, says GOG.com, so they're giving away Torchlight. There are going to be plenty of daily deals so best to check-in regularly.
The next instalment in the Torchlight series is unlikely to be so direct a sequel as Torchlight 2 has been to the original. In fact, Runic want to take the action RPG mold and break it "a little bit."
The studio won't be leaving the ARPG arena as it's their "sole marketable skill" among the team. The early success of Diablo 1 "sort of stuck" with the veterans, but now they want a "twist on it".