Runic Games has announced the development of Torchlight II, the follow-up to the award-winning action RPG Torchlight.

Expanding on the whimsical and quirky world captured in the original Torchlight, the sequel aims to appeal to the kid in every adult.

The biggest new feature of Torchlight II is the introduction of free peer-to-peer, cooperative gameplay. Together players will discover expansive randomised outdoor areas and deep ominous caverns; random instanced and persistent dungeons, a huge variety of all new monsters and villains, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete.

Players journey through the perilous Overworld, enhanced with all new weather features, time of day events, and a rich and cunning story.

Runic Games will release Torchlight II initially as a digital download in spring of 2011.

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