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Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games have confirmed a release date for Torchlight III on Nintendo Switch.

A century has passed since the events of Torchlight II, where the great heroes of old had defeated The Dark Alchemist.

In this light-hearted and fast-paced dungeon crawler sequel, Novastraia is once again threatened by an invasion and you must set out to defend the land from the evil Netherim and its allies.

With what promises to be “satisfying” hack-and-slash combat, epic loot drops and the beloved pet system, you can also expect new features such as fully customisable forts, unique Relic skills and “a new end-game experience.”

There are four diverse hero classes each with unique abilities and powers in Torchlight III, which are:

  • 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 and unleash explosive assaults.
  • The Railmaster is a locomotive savvy powerhouse who steams into combat with a massive hammer and heavily armed battle train.
  • The Sharpshooter is a powerful and nimble ranged character who uses incredible skill with ranged weapons and magical trinkets to take on enemies from afar. 

“Torchlight III has arrived, and we at Echtra are beyond ecstatic for gamers to finally join the adventure,” explains Echtra Games CEO Max Schaefer.

“Development on this game has had its share of twists and turns, but we think the end result was well worth the wait. A huge thank you to the fans who have patiently stayed with us through this journey. Your support means everything. Now go jump in and have fun exploring the Frontier!”

Perfect World Entertainment CEO Yoon Im adds: “Echtra has created a fantastic Torchlight experience that truly represents the studio’s creativity and expertise in the action-RPG genre.

“All of us at Perfect World are proud of what the studio has accomplished. We have believed and supported Max and Echtra’s vision for expanding the Torchlight universe from day one. It’s thrilling to see this new adventure come to life in a way that lights up everything fans of the franchise love about the series, while ushering in a new generation of players.”

Torchlight III will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 22nd October 2020. Those that buy the game on the portable home console will also receive an exclusive Ashen Glittersprite Fairy pet.

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