Last week, developer Runic Games announced that the release date for Torchlight II would be announced on Friday, August 31st at PAX. But Travis Baldree, President of Runic Games, didn't want to wait until then, he wanted to reward the fans that visit the Runic Games Forum with an early announcement the night before – tonight. After a lot of F5ing caused the forum servers to slow to a crawl and SQL errors to pop up every now and then, the servers came back up just in time for Travis to make his post. Just in case the servers go down, here's the full post:
I don't think there's much else I could say that would interest you right now, so -
The official Release Date for Torchlight II is Thursday, September 20th, 2012.
3 weeks away!
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!
If you're at PAX over the weekend, drop by and say hi and play the game. Loads of Runic folk will be there. I'll be there all the time!
I won't be doing a Not A Blog tomorrow, hopefully you'll understand!
Thanks all. Love ya.
So there you have it – Torchlight II has an official release date of September 20th, which just happens to be the day before the last day of Summer, keeping the earlier promise of the game releasing prior to the end of the Summer. You may also notice that that is a mere two days after Borderlands 2 is going live, which means you better kiss your free time good bye, as there will be a lot of enemies that need killing in a variety of ways. But as Travis said later in the thread, "Borderlands 1 came out within a week of Torchlight 1. Good omen!" I never thought I'd be itching for the Summer to be over already, but with Borderlands 2 and Torchlight II on the horizon, that's exactly what I'm waiting for!