Runic Games Announces Hob Release Date

PC & PS4 pre-orders begin today

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Release Date Trailer - Hob

SEATTLE--()--Runic Games, Inc. ("Runic Games"), a specialized developer of PC and console entertainment software in the United States, announced today that “Hob,” their third title after the Torchlight series, will release digitally worldwide on September 26, 2017.

Hob, a single-player action-adventure game set amidst the ruins of a missing civilization, will be released on the PC and PS4 for $19.99. Preorders are open now on PlayStation®4, Steam, and GOG, featuring a bonus 10% discount for players. During preorders, players on PlayStation will receive the exclusive Hob World Raise dynamic theme for free, while PlayStation Plus members will be able to purchase Hob for 20% off. Steam and GOG users will have access to the Runic Games Collection that includes Torchlight, Torchlight II and Hob for a heavily discounted price of $24.99.

“Almost two years ago, we announced Hob as our next game,” commented CEO Marsh Lefler. “This is an exciting milestone for both ourselves as developers and for our fans. We want to thank everyone for patiently waiting for the release date. We know it will be worth the wait.”

Runic Games also released a brand-new gameplay trailer today, and a redesign of, featuring a mini-game with unlockable content, mirroring the puzzle-solving featured in Hob. This week only players will have an exclusive chance to name a Hob achievement/trophy, win a free copy of the game, and get their name in the credits. Visit for more information.

Game Informer calls Hob, “…a believable, breathing place of mystery,” and PC Gamer wrote, “Hob proves Runic can do puzzles and atmosphere just as well as dungeon crawling.”

Attendees at PAX West 2017 can play Hob on the show floor, September 1-4 2017, before its release on both platforms later that month.

About Runic Games, Inc.

Runic Games is a developer of PC and Console entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun. Torchlight won the GDC Award for Best Debut in 2009, and Torchlight II was a finalist for DICE Award’s Role Playing Best Game of the Year, 2013. Runic Games, a subsidiary of Perfect World Entertainment, Inc., is located in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Torchlight, Torchlight II and Hob are registered trademarks of Runic Games, Inc. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. "PS4" is a trademark of the same company. Steam is a registered trademark of Valve Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Runic Games
Wonder Russell, 206-623-0576

Release Summary

Hob release date announcement, preorders, and gameplay trailer


Runic Games
Wonder Russell, 206-623-0576