Runic Games Announces Hob Release Date

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.”