Torchlight Frontiers Rebranded as Torchlight III, Drops Free-To-Play

A return to form in the popular Diablo-esque series.

02.03.20 - 7:11 PM


Perfect World Entertainment has announced a change in its upcoming title in the Torchlight series. Torchlight III, previously called Torchlight Frontiers, will adopt the premium model of Torchlight I and II instead of its previously proposed free-to-play model. Read more information about the new (old?) system in the press release below!

When Torchlight III releases on Steam this summer, players will be able to purchase the full game and play however they like (online or off) with access to all playable content. Rather than focusing on horizontal progression, the game shifts back to the familiar linear world structure that was introduced with Torchlight I and II. Longtime Torchlight fans will be happy to hear that the game features the same mechanics that set the original series apart from other action RPGs on the market.

After selecting from Torchlight III's unique character classes, players will choose a pet to accompany them on their new adventure: a fluffy alpaca, a swift owl or a loyal canine retriever. From there, they will explore forests filled with dangerous creatures and participate in thematic quests to earn powerful rewards.

Key Features

  • 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!
  • Pets are Back — Fight your way to fame and glory with your loyal companion! Each species comes in a myriad of colors 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.

Classes

  • Dusk Mage — An enchanter who harnesses the power of light and dark energy to conjure devastating attacks.
  • Forged — A powerful robot who relies on an arsenal of weaponry to build up heat and unleash explosive assaults.
  • Railmaster — A locomotive savvy powerhouse who steams into combat with a massive hammer and heavily armed battle train.
  • ??? — A brand new class which will be revealed soon!

Torchlight III releases on Steam this summer, with console versions releasing shortly afterward. Closed alpha testing began on January 29th. Keep checking RPGFan for more dungeon-crawly news.

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