Torchlight II Priced and New Class Announced
At PAX Prime 2011 on Friday August 26, Runic Games announced the final class for Torchlight II, the Embermage. Also announced is that the game will retail for $19.99. Torchlight II will be released for the PC in 2011.
A Message from Runic Games CEO, Max Schaefer: "Its always been our goal to provide exceptional value for the price. Everyone who wants to play Torchlight II will be able to
comfortably afford to do so, and theyll be able to play with their friend online or via a
LAN, or play single player offline, all with no further purchases."
About the Embermage:
It is widely accepted in the Empire that Embermages are a special breed, held in awe and respect for the rigorous training they undergo, and the prowess they display. Selected in early adolescence by the Ember Council, Embermages undergo extensive arcane conditioning and mystical studies, accompanied by hours of physical drills and combat exercises each and every day. They learn to work in tandem with Vanquishers, and crush the Empires foes with both subtle grace and overwhelming might, as the situation demands. By the time Embermages are assigned to active duty, they are accomplished wizards, formidable soldiers, and insightful strategists.
As the name suggests, Embermages study the magical mineral known as Ember, through which process they gain a better understanding of thaumaturgic principles. But, unlike the Empire's legion of Alchemists, Embermages do not actually draw energy from Ember itself; instead, they observe its properties, and, through meditation and experimentation, learn to recreate the effects of Ember in a wide range of magical applications. In addition to unleashing blasts of high-energy fire, ice, and electricity, an Embermage develops the means to magically interfere with the laws of time and space, moving themselvesor their enemiesacross short distances in the blink of an eye.