With a little help from Klei Entertainment, the animation team behind Shank and Shank 2, Runic Games has released the opening cinematic for Torchlight II.
You can expect to see more scenes like this throughout the game, as Torchlight II will focus on story a little bit more than the original game. Runic Games said, "we're still not making a 'story game', but I think we do a much greater job for providing context and motivation with Torchlight II."
We still don't have an exact release date for Torchlight II, but we will should it soon. It will definitely be out this year, pending any surprise delays.
[via Torchlight II blog]