Dungeon-crawling Diablo-alike Torchlight 2 will finally be released for PC on September 20, 2012, developer Runic Games has announced.

The game had originally been pencilled in for release in 2011, prior to the launch of Diablo 3, but more time was needed to apply polish.

"I don't think there's much else I could say that would interest you right now, so - the official release date for Torchlight 2 is Thursday, September 20th, 2012. Three weeks away!" announced Runic president Travis Baldree on the official Torchlight 2 blog.

"We'll announce it 'more' officially and bigger tomorrow. You know first! Thank all of you for being an awesome and patient community. We look forward to getting this into your hands!"

The sequel is said to be around four times the size of the first game.