Torchlight II delayed, now due out in 2012

Torchlight II was originally supposed to be out months ago, but developer Runic Games had to hold back the title to a winter release window. Unfortunately, now it looks like you’re going to be waiting even longer to get your hack-‘n’-slash and loot-hoarding on.

Runic Games president Travis Baldree posted an announcement on the Torchlight II website earlier today, saying that the developer has had to hold back the game once more to make sure the game is as polished as possible. At least, that’s one of the reasons.

Baldree goes on to say in the statement that part of the reason is that Runic is interested in running a beta for Torchlight II to ensure that the launch goes off without a hitch. A release date next year is more than likely, but Baldree didn’t share a new timeline this time.

“We’ve come to the realization, however, that getting a game of this scope up to the quality and polish level we want to achieve is going to take a little longer; especially since we want to run a small beta before release to ensure that our launch is smooth,” he said in the statement.

To make the news easier to swallow, Baldree makes light of the situation by reminding us we’re probably too occupied with other games to play Torchlight II right now anyway.

“Besides, you’re all playing Skyrim right now anyway, aren’t you? Or Battlefield 3? Or Uncharted 3? Or Saints Row 3? Or Arkham City? Or Skyward Sword? Or Minecraft? Or Modern Warfare 3? Or Dark Souls? Or Assassin’s Creed Revelations?”

The man makes a good point.

Source: Runic Games