Torchlight III has been announced for PC with plans to release in Summer 2020

Torchlight III has been announced for PC with plans to release in Summer 2020

Torchlight III has been announced for PC with plans to release in Summer 2020

Torchlight III has been revealed by Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games, who have revealed plans to release the game this summer on Steam for Windows-powered PCs. 

Torchlight III is a rework of Torchlight Frontiers, a free-to-play game which way delayed at the end of 2020. Since then, the game’s developers have decided to shift from the game’s free-to-play model to the premium model of Torchlight I and II, reworking the game to create Torchlight III, a new entry into the main series. 

This shift came after receiving feedback from gameplay testers, who found the game to a true successor to Runic Games’ Torchlight series, rather than a free-to-play spin-off. Moving the game to a premium payment model will make Torchlight III more like the original games, and allow the developers to focus on linear progression. 

Below is a comment from Max Schaefer, the CEO of Echtra Games and co-founder of Runic Games, the original creators of the Torchlight franchise. 


   When we started developing Torchlight Frontiers, we were focused on creating a shared-world experience.

During development, you often discover what type of product a game was meant to be and we found Torchlight Frontiers was meant to be a true successor to Torchlight I & II. Based on this and extensive feedback from our Alpha testers, we decided it was time to take the game back to its roots and model it after the classic Torchlight games that ARPG fans have come to love.

We’d like to thank our dedicated player base for supporting us and providing such insightful feedback during early development.

Below is what we know about Torchlight III:

It’s been centuries since the events of Torchlight II, and the Ember Empire is in decline. In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and a new adventure!

Travel the Frontier

Explore the wilderness, party with friends, gather materials to craft loot, use magical maps to enter unknown dungeons, or show off your spoils in town! There’s always something to do in the new frontier.

Build & Upgrade Your Fort

It’s time to rebuild – and that includes you! Enjoy your very own fort, where you can upgrade gear, and renovate your fort to show off to your friends and the world. Build monuments of power, pet stables, and more!

Collect Epic Gear

Whether it’s armour, weapons, dyes, recipes, ember cores, or even new pets…there’s always more to find as you battle through dungeons and take on dangerous foes. Every randomly-generated area can be replayed over and over again since each instance brings different items. Want even more epic gear? Take on a contract to earn Fame and unlock elite items.

Pets are Back

Fight your way to fame and glory with your loyal companion! Each species comes in a myriad of colours and styles so don’t settle for the first one you find. Make them stronger by adding skills, equip them with gear to make them hardier, and together battle your way through enemies as a team.

Build Your Hero

With four classes to choose from, utilize class-specific mechanics to maximize your damage and your odds of survival. Gather epic gear and customize your outfit to work with your hero’s unique make-up.

Torchlight III is due to release on Steam this summer. Below are the game’s early (unfinalised) PC system requirements. Torchlight III’s closed Alpha testing is due to start on January 29th, giving Echtra Games another opportunity to get feedback on their game. 


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-Bit)
Processor: Quad-Core Intel or AMD Processor, 2.5 GHz or Faster
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD Series Card or Higher
Storage: 10 GB available space

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