Torchlight II announced, brings online co-op

Runic Games’ action RPG Torchlight is getting a follow-up. And relatively soon; Torchlight II has been announced for a Spring 2011 release.

The game comes complete with all the things one would expect from a proper sequel: new monsters, villains, loot, the list goes on. The most notable addition however is LAN/online cooperative play; “Play with your friends, and use the free peer-to-peer matchmaking service to meet new players of a similar level and interest,” the game’s newly set up website explains.

“Together players will discover expansive randomized outdoor areas and deep ominous caverns…journey through the perilous Overworld, enjoying all new weather features, time of day events, and a rich and cunning story to drive gameplay.”

Head to the site for some backstory and rundown of key features.

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