Torchlight Coming to XBLA This Xmas?
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We're not entirely sure how we missed this piece of news from last week, but we're assuming that there's a hole in the massive X360A news trawling net, probably made by one of those giant internet dolphins that sometimes get caught in there.

Action RPG, Torchlight is heading to consoles, according to developer Runic Games', Max Schaefer. Speaking to Joystiq,  Schaefer revealed that Runic is in talks with Microsoft to try and get the game ready for release on XBLA in time for the holiday season.

For those of you shrugging your shoulders right now, Torchlight is a dungeon trawler chock-full of looting and has been compared to the dungeon-crawling daddy itself, Diablo. The PC version sold 750,000 copies and would have sold more had piracy not reportedly taken a hefty chunk of the sales.

So, keep an eye out for Torchlight in the run up to Christmas, when hopefully it should be making its way to the Xbox Live Marketplace.

[Via Game Informer]


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Comment #1 by Riphade 1
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:11:50 AM
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Seems cool enough.

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Comment #2 by Frank3rt
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:12:31 AM
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I own it on Steam, it is awesome.

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Comment #3 by Bastado
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:12:43 AM
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Looks like it could be interesting...

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Comment #4 by II KaotiK
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:18:42 AM
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I'm all for everyone getting to experience how brilliant a game Torchlight is, but I'm definitely not a keen advocate for the game being pimped solely for money.

Diablo is obviously the creative inspiration behind TL, with members from Diablo even working on TL, and for that reason I feel it should stick to PC. Diablo on Playstation was bad enough :(


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Comment #5 by The Destroyernatorer
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:23:11 AM
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This is a great game, and after seeing DeathSpank work so well on the xbla, I'm sure this will too.

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Comment #6 by NawtyCawty
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:26:37 AM
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No doubt it will be 1600 points or sumthin.

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Comment #7 by VladimirK
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:26:52 AM
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I seen this on N4G a while back.
Torchlight is a great game, hopefully it'll transfer well onto consoles.

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Comment #8 by bigquackster
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:48:54 AM
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the game is going to be awesome obviously


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Comment #9 by SHIMA 41
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 06:57:34 AM
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ooooooooooo :) this is good news. I do like a good dungeaon trawl and monster slaying :)

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Comment #10 by D4RKXPOW3R
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 07:07:49 AM
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Wow, never heard of this but now I am hyped. The gameplay videos look really good. I loved Sacred 2, even though it wasn't the best port on 360, I still sunk 500+ hours into it...and I just finished grinding out 200 hours on Castlevania HoD getting all the rarest equipment and maxing out all characters, so now I need another game that will provide tons of replay value. I hope they add co-op...

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Comment #11 by PrismSub7
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 07:12:35 AM
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750.000 copies sold and still complaining?

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Comment #12 by jedijaxpavan
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 07:39:14 AM
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you mean Christmas.....coming this Christmas

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Comment #13 by panicky
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 07:53:44 AM
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piracy hasn't been proven to decline sales in any product, just sayin

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Comment #14 by Com_Raven
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:02:16 AM
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Why shouldn't they complain?

If you sell 750k and three million more people steal it (made-up number), isn't that a reason to complain?

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Comment #15 by macd
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:12:21 AM
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@ 14 I agree. If a teeny tiny percentage steal it, tough luck, when it's a case of reducing sales by a large percentage then I agree with complaining.

@ 11, would you like it you went to a shift at work and only got paid for say 3 hours rather than 8? Or got a not bad mark in a test but the marker only marked 3 of the 4 questions? Their sales have been cut by piracy.

@13, while that may be true, if you aren't willing to pay for it, you shouldn't have it. But saying that, a considerable number of gigabytes of my music is pirated, so I'm well aware I'm a hypocrite. But it's not unreasonable to assume at least a portion who pirate something would pay for it if they couldn't steal it for free. I wouldn't buy every album I've ever downloaded but if I couldn't steal them, I'd have bought some of them. Not proof, but a rational, logical argument.

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Comment #16 by dark wing
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:18:04 AM
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Hey Rich isn't it dolphins anyway it's sounds kinda good.

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Comment #17 by ParamedicSamier
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:21:04 AM
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I will get this for sure if they add co-op. I know torchlight 2 will but it would be nice if they throw an add-on for this. If they get co-op it is a must buy (I just hate solo, too boring). But the game is very fun and it is a cheaper version of Diablo (who would expect that when the makers were from Blizzard lol).

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Comment #18 by StephenJ360
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:43:18 AM
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Badass! I loved the demo to this game, but never got around to buying it. I guess now I have a real REASON to buy it. Btw guys, it'll probably be 1600 msp.

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Comment #19 by Kroesis
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:44:47 AM
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Environmentally it looks like slightly better and clearer graphics than Dungeon Keeper 2 (mind you, I loved DK 2 and I look back at it in my head with rose tinted glasses so there's probably a very large difference).

In any case, this is no bad thing, will have to give it a try although I have to agree with #17, if it had co-op it would be even better. If it doesn't, I might just wait to see if Torchlight 2 comes out.

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Comment #20 by Richie82 [STAFF]
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:49:19 AM
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@16 - Yes. Silly typo. Fixed, thanks!

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Comment #21 by Stealthcake
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 09:00:30 AM
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Would love this to appear!

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Comment #22 by Kofmi
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 09:24:22 AM
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Yay Torchlight, good game btw its gonna be a first day buy.

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Comment #23 by Bebe Buell
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 09:38:51 AM
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I bought it on sale around X-mas at Steam. It's pretty cool actually, but will this just be a port?

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Comment #24 by Tim 13
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 09:43:24 AM
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13: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. If you don't think piracy takes a chunk out of profits, you're fucking daft. I know for a fact that fewer jobs are available in Hollywood as a result of the intense number of movies being pirated on a daily basis. I'm sure the same applies to the video game industry.

Security features are being ramped up on games, but do you have any idea how easy it is, still, to pirate any disc-based game? PC, PS1, PS2, PS3, Dreamcast, Xbox, 360, and probably Sega Saturn and Sega CD, if you really cared about them that much. Put together alllll the games that have ever been pirated across all platforms, multiply that number by anywhere from $20 to $60 a pop, and that number will blow your fucking mind; even if you consider that only a fraction of it would actually go to developers. The numbers you see could have prevented companies from folding. So don't pull some bullshit like "It hasn't been proven." The evidence is right in front of your face, just open your eyes.

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Comment #25 by Saracin
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:19:10 AM
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I'm excited about this, especially since it'll be an arcade game. And yeah, especially on PC piracy is a huge problem and has killed a lot of great PC games. It's also why PC gamers have to go through so much security and keycodes and registration. Sigh.

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Comment #26 by demonseed
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:20:18 AM
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1 could only hope

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Comment #27 by Jack Flak
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:20:19 AM
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12 Beat me to it.

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Comment #28 by Menzeldinho
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:23:00 AM
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#12 i agree, if its "X"Mas then its not an actual celebration, as the celebration is about Christ, so its either coming December or CHRISTMAS

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Comment #29 by shadowfeeder
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:27:13 AM
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Bought it through Steam, great game. Would be a million times better with multiplayer support however.

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Comment #30 by xtkbilly
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:28:32 AM
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Interested. I played the demo and it is a LOT like Diablo, though without the online play and more cartoony. Since they don't have a "Diablo" like game on the 360, this may be a buy for me.

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Comment #31 by Tylosargerchia
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:39:44 AM
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Cool. I will definitely check this out.

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Comment #32 by Fishcracker
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 11:00:21 AM
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@30 they have sacred 2 on the 360 which wasnt bad at all and I enjoyed the ps1 version of diablo it just didnt have online multiplayer.

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Comment #33 by ViNyLek
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 12:29:18 PM
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Naah. I will just wait for Diablo3 which can't come soon enough.^^

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Comment #34 by Thicketford
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 12:38:14 PM
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It's about time for Microsoft to add support for mouse and keyboard. This is one of those games that works better with them. I already have the PC version, so I don't think I'll be buying this one.

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Comment #35 by PhoenixTemplar
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 02:20:42 PM
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Ahh, thats great news! I actually sent this story to Webb last week. Torchlight was a great game, i was wondering why no one but me seemed really stocked for this piece of news. Beat Torchlight 3 times on my PC, and will still get it for the box. So damn addictive.

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Comment #36 by [Waggly Bean]
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 03:53:53 PM
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Never heard of it. If it's anything like Diablo, then that's awesome. Will keep my eye on this!

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Comment #37 by AlmightyTallest
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 05:53:07 PM
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Awesome! Heard nothing but good things about it. Just hope it makes for a decent console translation (I'm looking at you, PS1 Diablo... blech)

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Comment #38 by tooFACEkiller69
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:13:20 PM
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never heard of it but will try demo at least never big on computer games

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Comment #39 by SickSiD0
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 08:05:37 PM
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great game, if its at max 1200 I'll buy it. It's worth more than that but already have in on the PC. I really enjoyed it!

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