By far, the most exciting aspect of the sequel is the inclusion of multi-player – a feature that fans have been begging for since the release of the original Torchlight. The actual number of players that can play together in one game has yet to be determined, but Travis Baldree told PC Gamer that it could be anywhere from four, to six, to seven.
Another exciting feature is the addition of all new classes. At present only two classes have been revealed.
One is the Outlander, who sounds like somewhat of a loner making his own way through the world and who makes use of ranged weaponry and low magic. The other is the Railman who has been described as an engineer melee warrior class, who retains the steam-punk mechanical feel that was present in the original game.
Among other things, character customisation is now possible, a number of overworld areas have been included for you to explore and the user interface has been redesigned and made more intuitive. Old favourites like the retirement system, pets and fishing are making a return as well.
To read the complete list of key features, head on over to the Torchlight II official website.