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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition released, free for all Steam users who own Titan Quest or Immortal Throne

THQ Nordic has announced some rather unexpected news,the company, formerly called Nordic Games has released a remastered version of the classic Action RPG, Titan Quest (Immortal Throne), called Titan Quest Anniversary Edition. And that’s not the best part, the good news is that every Steam user who owns the base game (Titan Quest) or the base game and its expansion (Titan Quest: Immortal Throne), or Titan Quest Gold ( TQ + IT), will get the new reworked Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for Free.

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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition includes all features from Immortal Throne too, including the campaign ACT, items and more.

Check your Steam library, and you should find the new game listed just below the original version. The giveaway is to celebrate the tenth anniversary since the game was launched by the original developers, (the now defunct) THQ.

Nordic’s announcement page on Steam, also states another reason as to why they are giving the game for free. It is to say thanks to their fans, and also to celebrate the renaming from Nordic Games to THQ Nordic.

So what’s new in Titan Quest Anniversary Edition?

Well, there are around 1,261 changes to the game including many bug fixes and improvements, dozens of new heroes and bosses, improved AI for Pets and Enemies, bigger stash, quick item pickup, higher stack limits, speed setting, Steam Mod Workshop support etc. Masteries, damage types, unique items and sets have all been reworked as well. This new version includes community fixes too.

The game now has a new startup splash screen, and a new loading screen badge featuring a Pegasus coat of arms.

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The Main Menu has been remade and so has the character selection screen.

Titan Quest New Main MenuTitan Quest New Screen

Titan Quest Anniversary Edition now supports more resolutions, and allows the player to zoom out further. This makes the game look stunning.

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The HUD has been remade, and looks much better. But you have an option to switch to the old one should you prefer it.

Titan Quest New Graphics and Old HUDTitan Quest New HUD

The multiplayer mode now has a built-in voice chat and NAT for better connectivity.

Here are some screenshots from the original Titan Quest Immortal Throne, for a bit of Nostalgia.

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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition System Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 32 or 64 bit
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or ATI Radeon X800 series or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 /10 32 or 64 bit
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz CPU Dual or Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB NVIDIA or AMD card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card

The new version requires twice the amount of RAM, 2x the GPU power, that the original game required. Titan Quest Anniversary Edition officially supports Windows 10 and all its predecessors up to Windows XP.

Now for some good news for those wishing to buy Titan Quest Anniversary Edition. You can get it for Rs. 174 in India ($4.99 rest of the World) on Steam, or from GOG for $4.99 (which has the DRM Free version).

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