Runic Games has delayed the release of hack-n-slash sequel Torchlight 2, pushing the title back from the intended May/June release.

Torchlight 2 will now see a July release on PC, with Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer telling Digital Spy that the current Xbox 360 port of the original game is to blame for the delay.

'I’d say that the Xbox project, having to do the extra work with the interface, has pushed us back a little bit, so we’re probably talking July right now for Torchlight II,' said Schaefer.

On the plus side, Schaefer confirms that some of the improvements being made to the Xbox 360 version of Torchlight will filter through to the PC version of Torchlight 2.

'We’ve actually got some optimisations and technical improvements that went into making the Xbox version that we’ve been able to go back and implement into Torchlight II for PC.'

The Xbox 360 version of Torchlight will be released on 9th March, for 1200 MS points.

You can read our original Torchlight review for more information on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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