Runic Games proved its worth as a new developer following the sinking of Flagship Studios by producing and releasing Torchlight in just 11 months. The action RPG with the spirit of Diablo has earned its own stripes in the meantime, becoming a hit with PC gamers. Runic confirmed last Saturday at Gamescom that Torchlight has since sold no fewer than 750,000 units, and should be well on the way to becoming a million seller. Not bad for a title completed in less than a year!
Torchlight was already announced for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, and Runic confirms that the console ports are still on the way, but not quite ready for release just yet. The developer is hoping for a holiday season release timeframe. Meanwhile the PC release of the sequel is a little more solid, still set for spring 2011.