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Torchlight CES demo shows the game running on Xbox 360

Saturday, 8th January 2011 19:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Those interested in seeing how Torchlight looks running on Xbox 360, need look no further: a video of the demo shown at CES is posted below the break.

Torchlight hits XBLA around the end of February/early March during the Xbox Live Arcade House Party, and will run you around 1200 MSP/$15.

Runic games says there’s a possibility that DLC will be released for the game if it sells well on the system, and the firm would like to see Torchlight II released on 360 eventually as well. This will happen once co-op is added to the PC version.

Watch the demo, courtesy of Gamespot.

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  1. Tallon 4

    Very Nice :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Mike

    Looks great.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Looks very stripped compared to the original.

    Inventory and skill tree is uninspired. + with auto targetting you can dream about tactics with fire or ice bombs.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Mike

    Still, it looks fun. That’s kind of what gaming is about, really.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. M2Kx

    Alright, I’m sold!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. TheWulf

    75% of the joy of Torchlight came from mods. Riddle dungeons, new classes, new pets, entirely new challenges, and this is all because Torchlight was a very good construction set, but they hadn’t built a very large game with it. So the main game was over quickly, but the mods added so much more to that.

    If the 360 version can’t handle the mods, then people are better off just buying the PC version – which apparently has superior controls and not very demanding specs anyway.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    Yeah looks great, really looking forward to this. To complain it’s stripped back from the PC version is missing the point, there aren’t many loot collecting games for the 360 (i can only think of Borderlands really). This will be a welcome edition to XBLA, just hope the sequel gets a 360/PS3 release for the co-op!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    @7: To claim that it’s missing boatloads of content that the PC version thrived upon is missing the point – that without that content this is just a pretty short romp?

    Right.

    That makes sense.

    Yes, total sense.

    As much sense as buying it on the 360 and missing out on all that content, since if you have even a mildly reasonable PC, laptop, or even netbook, you’re better off buying it for that than you are for the 360.

    It’s not at all a demanding game, but all that makes Torchlight great is entirely dependent on elements which are solely and irrevocably PC.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @8

    This is an xbla game though, they are usually composed of short(ish) fun games, this has been optimised accordingly. I’m glad you enjoyed the original pc incarnation and hope you continue to do so. My pc however is not really game worthy (riddled with virus’s and in the wrong room to enjoy gaming), so I will enjoy this (without it’s community add-ons) on my 360! ;)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Blerk

    There’s plenty of content in the PC version without mods. I’ve had it for ages now and I’ve yet to play anything other than the main game. I guess it depends on what your definition of ‘short’ is, but I must’ve played for 30+ hours on and off and I’m still nowhere near the end of the main quest.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    @10, same. And on top of the main mine there are a fuck ton of extra dungeons you can buy in the shops, or get as quest rewards, and of course the Hatch quests.

    One of the great things about Torchlight is the hour-to-pound value, even at full price, is phenomenal.

    #11 3 years ago