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Torchlight Coming To Xbox Live

Torchlight, the Diablo-like role playing adventure game, is coming to Xbox Live Arcade in February or March during the Microsoft House Party 2011 promotion.  Previously only available on PC, this could be a breakthrough title to watch.    At the moment no PS3 version is planned – which makes sense because Microsoft is going to be the publisher for the XBLA version.

As for what will be different from the PC version – here is what creator, Runic Games, had to say:

“The UI is COMPLETELY overhauled from the ground up. Nothing works the same. All new art and navigation. The concept of item ’slots’ is done away with – you just have a number of items you can hold ( 50 – ignores stack counts ). Potions and scrolls stack up to 99. Potions ‘auto pick’ the best potion to heal you or regen mana. You don’t have to think about it or map it. We iterated on the UI a ridiculous amount.

You can have 4 active mapped skills at a time, and a secondary set that you can swap between (using the dpad) for 8 mapped skills. Most of us actually find it easier to use a variety of skills on the console vs. PC, oddly enough.

Force feedback is in for quakes, strikes, low health heartbeats, and tugs on the fishing line :) Feels nice.”

Torchlight is an action role-playing-game made by the creators of Diablo, Fate, and the never-released Mythos among other games. Set in the mining town of Torchlight, players will adventure to uncover the mysteries of the Ember mines. It offers a fully featured character leveling system, randomized dungeons, hordes of monsters, and gobs of great loot.

More info is available on the Torchlight website.

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  • Brian Heitzenrater (FrehleyzComet)

    These types of games make my mouth water. Bring it on Microsoft!