REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 28, 2019 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of live service games, and developer Panic Button announced a partnership to bring fan-favorites Hob and Torchlight II to brand new platforms. Starting today, players can order Hob: The Definitive Edition for $19.99, which launches April 4 on the Nintendo Switch™ system. This immersive atmospheric single-player adventure was originally developed by Runic Games for PC and PlayStation®4 in 2017. Panic Button has taken everything that fans loved about the original game and developed a version exclusively for Nintendo Switch, featuring improved controls and game features. The team is also working on an enhanced version of Torchlight II, which will launch on consoles this fall. Soon console players will be able to discover why this classic ARPG dungeon crawler became such a fan-favorite when Runic Games released it on PC in 2012. Additional details on Torchlight II will be revealed soon.
Starting today, users can visit the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch to pre-purchase Hob: The Definitive Edition ahead of launch. Those who purchase the game now through April 17 will save 10% off the original retail price of $19.99
Hob: The Definitive Edition is an artfully crafted single-player adventure which sends gamers on a mysterious, breathtaking journey through the ruins of a lost civilization, where they will encounter strange creatures and unlock satisfying puzzles hidden throughout the world. The team at Panic Button has developed a version of the game for Nintendo Switch that provides adventurers with brand new ways to unravel the mysteries of Hob. This includes added camera controls, improvements to the game’s UI, a variety of quality-of-life improvements and new features only possible on the Nintendo Switch system, including HD rumble and touch screen functionality. A full list of enhanced features available with Hob: The Definitive Edition will be revealed at launch on April 4.
“Panic Button has established an incredible reputation of bringing some of the best games in the industry to new and exciting platforms,” said Yoon Im, Senior Vice President of Global Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment. “They’ve done a masterful job of bringing Hob to life on the Nintendo Switch, and we’re excited to introduce the game to a new audience.”
“Adventurers were transfixed by Hob when this mesmerizing single-player adventure game first burst onto the scene a few years ago,” said Andy Boggs, Technical Director at Panic Button. “And over the years Torchlight II has a gained a cult-like following amongst even the most hardcore of ARPG fans. We’re so excited to work with Perfect World Entertainment on bringing these fan favorites on new platforms, for a new generation of gamers.”
Hob: The Definitive Edition is rated E10+ and will be available for download from the Nintendo eShop on April 4. For more information, visit https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/HoB.
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Swordsman, Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, PWI and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Group, Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com.
ABOUT PANIC BUTTON
Panic Button has become one of the go-to studios for creating definitive platform versions of games, through challenging co-development, creation of developer tools, digital publishing, and original intellectual property. Panic Button was founded in 2007, and is headquartered in Austin, TX. Notable projects include Warframe, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, DOOM, and Astro Duel Deluxe for Nintendo Switch™; Rocket League for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation®4; TO THE TOP for PlayStation VR; and the multiplatform Disney Infinity franchise. More information can be found at https://www.panicbuttongames.com.