The long and winding path of Torchlight 3's development just hit a major milestone. As revealed on the PC Gaming Show today... Surprise! Torchlight 3 is now in Early Access on Steam.
Torchlight 3 takes place in the same world as Torchlight 1 and 2, but a century has passed. "The Empire is in decline, they've gotten a little lazy, a little comfortable, and a new threat looms on the horizon," said Schaefer.
Fort building will play a big part in Torchlight 3. Not only will players be able to upgrade and customize their own forts, they'll be able to visit forts built by other players. "It's definitely worth exploring [another player's] fort," Schaefer said,
The pet system has expanded as well. Not only will you be able to choose a pet, you'll be able to find new pets in the wild, rescuing them when you defeat bosses and adding them to your collection of loyal companions. Dogs, cats, llamas, owls, and far more exotic creatures can fill out your stable as you rescue your new pets.
Torchlight 3 is continuing the tradition of character classes that don't quite fit the common mold of knights, rogues, and wizards. One class, the Forge, is a steam-powered robot, and another, the Railmaster, can summon ghost trains.
VIDEO: Watch the full Torchlight 3 trailer and interview from the PC Gaming Show.