The adventure is set in the mining settlement of Torchlight, a boomtown founded on the discovery of rich veins of Ember – a rare and mysterious ore with the power to enchant or corrupt all that it contacts. This corruptive power may have dire consequences however, and players set out into the nearby mountains and depths below to discover the full extent of Ember’s influence on the civilizations that have come before.
Players will choose from among three character classes, and venture from the safety of the town of Torchlight into randomly generated dungeon levels, with a huge variety of creepy monsters, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete. The endless randomization ensures a long-lived gameplay experience. The champion must battle through rock and fire, through lost cities and ancient tombs, into the palace of the villain himself.
Torchlight might be the spiritual successor of Diablo 2 while we wait for Diablo 3. Some of the designers of Diablo and Diablo 2 worked on Torchlight and it shows in all the ways that count, right down to the music.