While Torchlight is most famous for being a cheaper, almost-purely dungeon-crawling version of Diablo, it has its own diehard fans that have stuck by the franchise since the first release for PC in 2009. The game also uniquely featured a companion or familiar in the form a pet, which fights alongside the player and can also carry items to and fro from towns. Pets can be augmented with equipment and also be given spells to use.
Torchlight was launched in October 2009 for Windows, and made its way to OS X in May 2010, Xbox 360 in March 2011, and Linux in September 2012. Torchlight II on the other hand made it to Windows in September 2012, OS X in February 2015, and Linux as recently as March 2015.
As it stands, we are excited about the franchise finally making it to mobile, but with Perfect World Entertainment and Fedeen Games at the helm, there is a fear in the industry the mobile game will be released as free-to-play (F2P) offering, which may result in innumerable in-app purchases affecting the gameplay. Let us see how it pans out.