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Torchlight Surpasses 1 Million Units Sold

Posted Thu, Jul 07, 2011 by Martuk

Runic Games’ decision to take their action dungeon crawler RPG, Torchlight, to the Xbox 360 earlier this year has paid off big. Torchlight has sold more than one million units since its 2009 launch. The announcement follows a successful 4th of July sale on Steam and Xbox 360 that helped the game reach its new milestone.

Runic Games is currently developing a sequel to Torchlight with Torchlight II, which is tentatively scheduled to release sometime later this year.


TORCHLIGHT GOES PLANTINUM

Runic Games’ Torchlight Sells Over One Million Units

July 6, 2011 – Seattle, WA - Runic Games, Inc. ("Runic Games"), a specialized developer of PC-based interactive entertainment software in the United States, announced today that their critically-acclaimed dungeon crawler TORCHLIGHT has officially sold over one million units across all platforms (PC, Mac, and Xbox).

The announcement comes after closing a successful 4th of July holiday sale on Steam, which kicked-off a Deal of the Week promotion on Xbox. This sale also coincides with the simultaneous Xbox unlock of a new spell by our wonderful Xbox community.

“We're very excited to share Torchlight’s success with our fans and supporters. It’s been a great ride so far and we can’t wait to give everyone more of what they want in Torchlight II,” said President Travis Baldree. “It isn’t every day you sell a million games. We’re grateful to be here.”

Torchlight debuted in October 2009 for PC, and premiered on Xbox on March 9th 2011.

Runic Games is currently developing the PC-based multi-player sequel, Torchlight II, which was nominated for six awards at E3 2011, including Best RPG and Best of E3.

For more information on Torchlight, gamers can visit the official websites for Torchlight, Torchlight XBLA, and Torchlight II to view additional game play details, trailer, and screenshots.

About Runic Games, Inc.
Runic Games is a developer of PC-based interactive entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun. Runic Games is staffed by a team with experienced members, including leads on "Diablo," "Diablo II," "Diablo II: Lord of Destruction," "Fate," "Hellgate: London" and "Mythos." Torchlight for PC won the GDC Award for Best Debut in 2009. Runic Games, a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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