Perfect World Entertainment, Inc. and developer Echtra Games, Inc. announced Torchlight Frontiers. The game will launch as Torchlight 3 on Steam this summer and begins closed alpha testing on January 29.
Torchlight Frontiers back to the Torchlight universe to hack and slash their way through a vibrant world. Previously announced as a free-to-play experience, the game will return to the premium model adapted by Torchlight I and II.
Torchlight Frontiers Returns To Its Roots
“When we started developing Torchlight Frontiers, we were focused on creating a shared-world experience,” said Max Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games and co-founder of the Torchlight franchise. “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.”
When Torchlight 3 releases on Steam this summer. Players will be able to purchase the full game and play however they like with access to all playable content. The game shifts back to the familiar linear world structure that was introduced with Torchlight I & II. Torchlight fans will be happy to hear that the game features the same mechanics.
After selecting from Torchlight Frontiers’s character classes, players will choose a pet to accompany them. From there, they will explore forests filled with dangerous creatures and participate in thematic quests to earn powerful rewards.
Torchlight Frontiers GamePlay Video
Torchlight 3 features
Travel the Frontier:
Players can explore the wilderness, party with friends, gather materials to craft loot, use magical maps to enter unknown dungeons.
Build & Upgrade Your Fort:
Players will enjoy their very own account-based fort, where they can upgrade gear, and make renovations. The game allows them to build monuments of power, pet stables, and more.
Choose a Relic:
Relics are objects of great power that grant players a suite of active skills and passive skills. Players can craft them, level them up and store them in their fort. The relic is an important part of a character's strategy – choose wisely!
Collect Epic Gear:
Whether it's armor, weapons, dyes, recipes, ember cores, or even new pets … there's always more to find as adventurers 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. Those who want even more epic gear can run maps, or take on a contract to earn Fame.
Pets are Back:
Players can fight their way to fame and glory with loyal companions! Each of the many species comes in a myriad of colors and styles. They can also make these pets stronger by adding skills, equip them with gear.
Build Your Hero:
With four classes to choose from, players can utilize class-specific mechanics to maximize damage and their odds of survival. Torchlight 3 lets them gather epic gear, select your Relic powers, and customize loadouts
Torchlight III features diverse hero classes with unique abilities and powers:
- The Dusk Mage is an enchanter who harnesses the power of light and dark energy to conjure devastating attacks.
- The Forged is a powerful robot who relies on an arsenal of weaponry to build up heat.
- The Railmaster is a locomotive savvy powerhouse who steams into combat with a massive hammer and heavily armed battle train.
- Plus, a brand new class which will be revealed soon!