Torchlight III launches for the Nintendo Switch

Torchlight III - previously Torchlight Frontier - first came out in Early Access on Steam back in June this year, with only Acts 1 and 2 available to play. Eventually, a full release was announced for the game along with an unknown launch for the Nintendo Switch. On October 13, the dungeon crawler made its way to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Along with the console and PC launch last week, video game developer Echtra Games also took the wraps off of the exact release date for the Switch version of Torchlight III. An October 22 launch was assigned to the latest game in the ARPG franchise. Following suit, the title launched on Nintendo's hand-held video game platform today.

Max Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games and co-founder of the Torchlight franchise, commented on the NS release:

"The time has come for Nintendo Switch players to gather their wits and brave the frontier! Torchlight III is a fun adventure in an epic, care-free world with light-hearted themes, monsters, items, and characters that everyone can enjoy. The game is a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch as both new and longtime ARPG players can easily pick up and play this adventure and have a great time spending countless hours dungeon crawling. For all you Nintendo Switch players who are pet lovers out there, don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you -- we hope you love the extremely cute yet deadly exclusive Ashen Glittersprite pet as much as we do!”

The latest entrant to the Torchlight franchise is set one hundred years after the events of Torchlight II. Players have to venture out on a quest to save the fictional world of Novastraia. The game features four character classes which are Dusk Mage, Forged, Railmaster, and Sharpshooter. They also get to pick five relics and a pet to accompany them on their journey.

Switch owners who purchase the game will get a free exclusive fairy pet called the Ashen Glittersprite. Torchlight III can be purchased for the Nintendo Switch at the same price as on all other platforms - $39.99. Those who are looking to add this game to their collection on the Switch can visit the Nintendo Game Store for further information.

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