Dungeon Crawler Torchlight II Jumps From PC to Console Later This Year

Perfect World Entertainment and Panic Button have announced an official release date for the console version of Torchlight II.

The action RPG dungeon crawler is slated to launch worldwide on September 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

It will be priced at $19.99 when it receives its digital release, Perfect World confirmed.

Torchlight II, which is the sequel to 2009’s hack and slash dungeon crawler, was developed by Runic Games and initially released on PC in 2012.

The console port includes enhanced controls, an improved targeting system and also a new interface.

Panic Button has also added in updated achievements and trophies, along with including exclusive pets for the console versions.

Switch owners also have the opportunity to share the experience with three other players using local wireless play.

The dungeon crawler, which has sold over a million copies worldwide, has players exploring the continent of Vilderan and doing battle with different monsters.

Hardcore Gamer’s review for the PC version said an “addictive combat system and [an] array of side quests make Torchlight II a dungeon crawler of immeasurable size, offering an awe-inspiring adventure that will have players coming back for more.”

Jason Park, the vice president of business development for Perfect World, said: “Torchlight II is an undisputed ARPG fan favorite, which is why we couldn’t wait to bring it to today’s generation of consoles.

“We’ve really enjoyed working with Panic Button on bringing games in our portfolio to new and exciting platforms.”

Andy Boggs, the technical director at Panic Button, added: “We’ve discovered that the core mechanics featured in Torchlight II translate really well onto consoles.

“It’s a solid multiplayer experience with fast-paced action and an almost endless progression system.

“Our team has been working hard on the console version to make sure that the combat feels just as fun and satisfying as it did on PC.”