Updated Fri, Jun 05, 2009 by Ethec
Torchlight is being developed in Seattle by Runic Games, a veteran team composed of the designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, and Fate.
The adventure is set in the mining settlement of Torchlight, a boomtown founded on the discovery of rich veins of Ember - a rare and mysterious ore with the power to enchant or corrupt all that it contacts. This corruptive power may have dire consequences however, and players set out into the nearby mountains and depths below to discover the full extent of Ember’s influence on the civilizations that have come before.
Runic Games will initially release Torchlight as a standalone Single Player game, Torchlight will be released in the latter part of 2009 as a download or in box. Following the single player release, work will commence on a fully-featured MMO version.
Check out their E3 trailer to get a taste.