Torchlight purchased a million times, sequel still 'targeting' 2011 launch

Runic Games announced today that its little dungeon crawler that could, Torchlight, surpassed a million units sold across PC, Mac and Xbox 360. The company didn't provide a breakdown across platforms, but the title launched in October 2009, May 2010 and March 2011 for PC, Mac and Xbox 360, respectively. Torchlight has been discounted several times over that time to help it along the way to the million mark.

Runic is currently working on Torchlight 2. Checking in on the game's ever-shifting release window, a company representative informed us today that the developer is "still targeting 2011," but no launch date will be announced until Runic is "closer to being done."

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Runic Games' Torchlight Sells Over One Million Units

July 6, 2011 – Seattle, WA - Runic Games, Inc. ("Runic Games"), a specialized developer of PC-based interactive entertainment software in the United States, announced today that their critically-acclaimed dungeon crawler TORCHLIGHT has officially sold over one million units across all platforms (PC, Mac, and Xbox).

The announcement comes after closing a successful 4th of July holiday sale on Steam, which kicked-off a Deal of the Week promotion on Xbox. This sale also coincides with the simultaneous Xbox unlock of a new spell by our wonderful Xbox community.

"We're very excited to share Torchlight's success with our fans and supporters. It's been a great ride so far and we can't wait to give everyone more of what they want in Torchlight II," said President Travis Baldree. "It isn't every day you sell a million games. We're grateful to be here."

Torchlight debuted in October 2009 for PC, and premiered on Xbox on March 9th 2011.

Runic Games is currently developing the PC-based multi-player sequel, Torchlight II, which was nominated for six awards at E3 2011, including Best RPG and Best of E3.

For more information on Torchlight, gamers can visit the official websites for Torchlight, Torchlight XBLA, and Torchlight II to view additional game play details, trailer, and screenshots.

About Runic Games, Inc.

Runic Games is a developer of PC-based interactive entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun. Runic Games is staffed by a team with experienced members, including leads on "Diablo," "Diablo II," "Diablo II: Lord of Destruction," "Fate," "Hellgate: London" and "Mythos." Torchlight for PC won the GDC Award for Best Debut in 2009. Runic Games, a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Seattle, Washington, United States.


This article was originally published on Joystiq.