Encore Software and Runic Games sent over a press release today announcing plans to complement Torchlight's digital download version with a retail version, due out on January 5th, 2010.
Encore Software & Runic Games Announce the January 5th, 2010 Retail Release of TORCHLIGHT(R)
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Encore Software, Inc. and Runic Games announced today that they have entered into an exclusive publishing agreement to release the new single-player RPG game, Torchlight for PC. The product will hit retail shelves on January 5th, 2010.
Torchlight is the widely anticipated role-playing game, from the designers and leads of Diablo(R), Diablo(R) II, Fate(TM), and Mythos. The game emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.
Max Schaefer, CEO of Runic Games, said, "We are very happy to partner with Encore in bringing Torchlight to retail locations. Torchlight is a AAA title for an affordable price, and in concert with the experienced Encore team, we look forward to bringing this game to all fans of the Action RPG genre."
Torchlight will be available on January 5th, 2010 for Windows XP/Vista/7 with a MSRP of $19.99. A Mac version is also slated for release in 2010.
Encore published the digital download version of Torchlight at http://torchlight.encoreusa.com on October 29, 2009.
Encore Software, Inc. is a leading Family Entertainment games publisher.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, and a leading retail software publisher. As a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range of award-winning utility, entertainment, education and productivity software titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle(R), Family Tree Maker(R), Panda(R) Security, Wheel of Fortune(R) and Jeopardy!(R), Diner Dash(R), The Print Shop(R), PrintMaster(R), and Mavis Beacon(R). For more information visit http://www.EncoreUSA.com.
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, DVD video, video games and accessories. Additional information is available at http://www.navarre.com.
About Runic Games
Runic Games is a developer of PC-based entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun. Runic Games is staffed by team with experienced members, including leads on "Diablo," "Diablo II," "Diablo II: Lord of Destruction," "Fate," "Hellgate: London" and "Mythos." Runic Games is located in Seattle, Washington, United States.