Torchlight 3 will leave Steam Early Access on October 13

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:10 GMT

Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games have announced Torchlight 3 will leave Steam Early Access on October 13.

Torchlight 3 will be released on that date for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It will arrive for Switch later this year.

In addition, all versions of the game will include an exclusive Glittersprite fairy pet for each platform. The difference is the color.

The game takes place a century after the events of Torchlight 2, where peace has been interrupted by a threat of invasion by the Netherim and its allies. The dungeon crawler features plenty of hacking and slashing through this new world filled with hordes of goblins, undead, and other dangerous Netherim creatures.

You can party up with friends or go it alone to fight baddies, find loot, explore dungeons, and collect gear.  You can even build your own fort.

Below is a detailed list of features for the full release:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Gather epic gear, select your Relic powers, and customize loadouts to create a unique combat style for their heroes.

It also features four hero classes and five relics with unique abilities and strengths:

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.

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.

Torchlight 3 is the latest successor to the ARPG cult classics originally developed by Runic Games.

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