Torchlight II, the sequel to Runic Games’ hit top-down action RPG, is available now for PC. The release marks the official follow-up to the original Torchlight, a dungeon-destroying loot-fest, which was considered the indie alternative to Diablo upon its release. Torchlight II promises more of the same blood-thirsty slashing, leveling, and constant weapon upgrades that the precursor managed to provide. However, this time Torchlight promises a little more polish, variance, and, most importantly, multiplayer in its sequel.
Action in Torchlight II is fairly straight-forward, as players will hack-and-slash through dungeons and enemies to level up and pick up awesome gear. Unlike the original Torchlight, players will no longer be stuck in a single dungeon. Torchlight 2 promises an open world for players to explore with town hubs, vast open plains, and randomly generated areas to keep the world looking new. To explore this world players can choose between any one of four classes; Engineer, Berserker, Outlander, and Embermage. Each class has a distinctive style of play and their own customizable skill trees. Each character can be male or female and have personalized cosmetics so the player can tweak their character’s appearance.
Torchlight II also brings back many of the features players loved from the first effort, including pets, fishing, and a similar combat system. However, all of this is complemented by a brand new user interface and coop multiplayer. One of the chief complaints about the original Torchlight was that it lacked a coop mode for players to enjoy with their friends. Torchlight II fixes this by offering both online and LAN area play. Players can now form a party to conquer the evils of Torchlight II rather than going it alone against the monstrous terrors of the world.
Torchlight II is available now for $19.99 on Steam. For more info on Torchlight II and developer Runic Games, check out Torchlight II‘s official website or on Twitter. For future info on Torchlight II, and an inevitable review, as well as all your indie game news, stick right here with IndieGameMag.com.
Source: The Indie Game Magazine – ‘Torchlight II’ Out Now for PC
The Indie Gala has had yet another game added to it and this time its a an older classic indie game if only for its controversial nature at the time of release.
Ah, 1997, that’s a year none of us have any recollection of but apparently it is the year that Postal came out. Most will remember Postal for the court cases it caused, the terrible film and just violence in general.
This first effort from Running With Scissors is a top-down shooter in which you basically run around burning and/or killing everything you see. There are 17 levels, 24 playable characters and an 15 player multiplayer mode to check out. It’s the kind of game best played when you’re really, really angry. So if you grab this, make sure to save it for one of those days.
Of course Postal is only a slither of what the Indie Gala offers – there are games and music albums up for grabs too! To save ourselves from further repetition, you should check out our previous post which lists everything available. Even better, head on over to the official website and see the selection with your very own eyes. Now wouldn’t that be something?!
The Indie Gala will run until all the bundles have been sold. Yes, unlike other game bundles the Indie Gala has a limited amount to sell, at the time of writing there are still over 21,000 left to grab.
To be fair in the latest trailer for the open development action-RPG Driftmoon they’re just referred to as huge spiders, but gross! The constant inclusion of those nasty things are the bane of my existence in nearly every great dungeon crawler out there (it’s why I’m a big supporter of the Skyrim spiders to stuffed bears mod.) Regardless, there’s a lot more going on in the latest alpha release, and fortunately developer Instant Kingdom is happy to show it all off in addition to those awful eight-legged monstrosities.
Here’s something a bit different for you. Typically when we hear that a game is using the Unreal Engine to power their game we think of an FPS or third person action/shooter. Makes sense since all the most popular examples of Unreal powered games are of those genres. Today, I’m going to introduce you to Recruits, an Unreal powered top-down shmup.