Action RPG Torchlight Sells One Million Copies

By Pete Haas 2011-07-06 17:49:43 discussion comments
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Indie action RPG Torchlight has reached a sales milestone that even some big budget, high-profile releases never attain. Developer Runic Games announced today that the game has sold one million copies.

"We're very excited to share Torchlightís success with our fans and supporters. Itís been a great ride so far and we canít wait to give everyone more of what they want in Torchlight II," said Runic president Travis Baldree. "It isnít every day you sell a million games. Weíre grateful to be here."

Torchlight was first released for the PC in October 2009. It's since been released for the Mac and Xbox 360. The 360 iteration, released this March, added a new user interface, armor sets, and a pet.

The game is most commonly compared to Diablo - not surprising, considering that two of Runic's founders (Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer) were co-designers of the first two Diablo games. Torchlight takes place at a town of the same name. The settlement is built above a rich vein of Ember, a mysterious ore with magical properties. Players take on the role of adventurers who venture into the monster-filled tunnels in order to find fame, fortune, and phat loot.

Torchlight's sales have remained strong these past couple years due in part to discounts. The game was offered at a reduced price on Steam on Fourth of July. The 360 version is 33% off until July 11th.

If you're considering picking the game up, check out our review of the Xbox 360 edition.
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