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Torchlight Frontiers Announced

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Perfect World Entertainment’s new studio Echtra Games announced today that they are working on Torchlight Frontiers.

Set in the same universe as Torchlight I and II, this shared-world action-RPG brings back many of the franchise’s mechanics and features. Led by former Runic Games and Blizzard North co-founder Max Schaefer, Echtra Games’ development team is comprised of veteran developers who were responsible for the original Diablo and Torchlight franchises.

You can view the announcement trailer below:

Torchlight Frontiers – Official Announcement Trailer

According to SVP of Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment Yoon Im:

[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“Perfect World Entertainment has had a strong working relationship with Max Schaefer, dating back to the original Torchlight game, and we believe in his vision to evolve the Torchlight series. Max has put together an all-star team of developers, and we continue to be amazed by the sheer level of talent and wealth of experience that they bring to Torchlight Frontiers. We’re proud to have Echtra Games as a part of the company.”[/testimonials]

Max Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games, added:

[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“Evolving the Torchlight universe into a shared world has always been a goal for the franchise, and I’m excited that we’re finally able to make it a reality. Torchlight Frontiers will be a living, breathing universe that will still feel uniquely Torchlight, while we add our own creative spin to the game. The team is building something truly special, and we can’t wait for fans to play it for the first time at Gamescom and PAX West.”[/testimonials]

The game will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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