Torchlight 2 sends pet back with two million sales

Action-RPG Torchlight 2 surpassed two million sales over the weekend, doubling its trade over the course of 2013. As developer Runic announced on New Year's Eve, the follow-up took three months to hit the million mark, which the first Torchlight reached in two years. In the seven months since Torchlight 2 sold another million, news that delighted Runic CEO Max Schaefer.

"We are overwhelmed by the reception for Torchlight 2," said Schaefer. "To hit this milestone is a testament not only to our dedicated development team, but also to the greatest, most positive gaming community I've ever seen."

We gave Torchlight 2 four-and-a-half-stars in our review last year, saying "fans of the original will be overjoyed to find most of what they loved is still here, with lots more of it."
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July 25, 2013 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Torchlight II Hits Record Sales

Over two million units sold since September 20, 2012

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Runic Games, Inc. ("Runic Games"), a developer of PC and console game entertainment software in the United States, announced that over the weekend Torchlight II has surpassed two million sales.

"I'd just like to say a big thank you to all the players who offered their suggestions on what we could improve, and who stuck with us and supported us during development. It wouldn't have been possible without you, and we're humbled and grateful at your response."
Torchlight II launched as a digital download from Steam, Runic Games, Perfect World GamersGate, GameFly, and GameStop on September 20, 2012.

Runic Games' CEO, Max Schaefer comments, "We are overwhelmed by the reception for Torchlight II. To hit this milestone is a testament not only to our dedicated development team, but also to the greatest, most positive gaming community I've ever seen."

Torchlight I sold over one million units within its first two years of release. Torchlight II effectively doubled that number in just ten months. Runic Games President Travis Baldree responded to the news: "I'd just like to say a big thank you to all the players who offered their suggestions on what we could improve, and who stuck with us and supported us during development. It wouldn't have been possible without you, and we're humbled and grateful at your response."

For more information on Torchlight II, gamers and fans can visit the official website at http://www.torchlight2game.com/ to view additional game play details, trailers and screenshots.

About Runic Games, Inc.

Runic Games is a developer of PC and console entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun. Runic Games is staffed by 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. 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.