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Torchlight 2 release date still planned for this summer

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Torchlight II still lacks a firm release date, but Runic president Travis Baldree tells Joystiq (opens in new tab) that it's still on for this summer. "The end of summer is September 25th or something like that, right?" said Baldree. "We're still trying to get it done for summer. It's a big game and we've still got some polish to go."

So, it may be held all the way up to the Autumnal Equinox (which actually happens on September 22), but summer is summer. A recent blog post from Baldree (opens in new tab) explains just what that pre-release polish entails, and why a date hasn't been announced.

"Many folks are anxious to see the game released - many have preordered, and want a date!" reads the post. "We've been deliberately vague on this point. My hope is that if I give you an idea of what we're doing, what it takes to do it, and the scale of it, it will make it apparent why that is."

We'll be patient, but there could be a mobile MMO out there just gasping for new assets (opens in new tab) .

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.