Torchlight 2 gets fourth class and $20 price tag

Torchlight 2 Embermage

The Embermage is the fourth role to be revealed for Torchlight 2. The magic user joins the Berserker, the Outlander and the Engineer as the final character class, and can wield the power of the elements against Torchlight 2's enemies. The elements of fire, ice and lightning, that is, not Boron, Potassium and Hydrogen and the like, though a mage with mastery over the periodic table is an intriguing idea.

Joystiq also reports that Runic have decided on a price point for Torchlight 2: $20. The same cost as the first game. The budget price tag means that "everyone who wants to play Torchlight 2 will be able to comfortably afford to do so," says Runic Games CEO, Max Schaefer, "and they'll be able to play with their friend online or via a LAN, or play single player offline, all with no further purchase."

Still no release date yet, sadly, but Torchlight 2 is still set to come out this year. It's an exciting prospect. One that many consider to be the main rival to Blizzard's upcoming colossus, Diablo 3, which will almost certainly carry a full sized price tag, and won't support LAN play .

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.