Pre-orders for Torchlight 2 go live, still no release date

We may not know exactly when Torchlight 2 will be released, but at least we know how much it's going to cost. Developer Runic Games has begun taking pre-orders for the dungeon crawler via both Steam and Perfect World Entertainment. Just like the original Torchlight, the sequel will set you back $20, with Steam also offering a 4-pack for $60, essentially netting you a copy for free.

Whenever it comes out, that is.

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Runic Games Launches Preorders for Torchlight II

Now available for pre-order through Steam and Perfect World Entertainment

PAX East 2012
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Runic Games, Inc. ("Runic Games"), a specialized developer of PC and console game software in the United States, launched pre-orders today for their upcoming PC APRG title Torchlight II.

"As we put the finishing touches on Torchlight II, it made sense to start pre-orders after the great response we received at PAX-East"
The highly-anticipated sequel is available for pre-order through two platforms, Steam, and Perfect World Entertainment, and retails for just $19.99 (£14.99, €18.99). Players who pre-order through Steam will receive an added bonus, a free download code for the original game, the award-winning Torchlight.

"As we put the finishing touches on Torchlight II, it made sense to start pre-orders after the great response we received at PAX-East," said CEO Max Schaefer. "Fans have asked us for a pre-order, and we are planning an imminent network test, so the timing was perfect."

In other news, Torchlight II's "Friday Updates" are moving to Thursdays. Gamers can visit the official website at http://www.torchlight2game.com/ to see the latest Thursday Features, news updates, game play details, trailers and screenshots.

About Runic Games, Inc.

Runic Games is a developer of PC and console game 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 won the GDC Award for Best Debut in 2009, and XBLA Game of the Year for 2011. 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.