inXile Entertainment and Techland Publishing are proud to announce that the highly-anticipated science-fantasy RPG game ‘Torment: Tides of Numenera‘ will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Torment: Tides of Numenera was funded by one of the most successful video-game Kickstarter campaigns and was originally only set for a PC release in early Q1 2017. However inXile and Techland have been hard at work behind the scenes to ensure the title will have a console launch simultaneous with the PC version.
Torment: Tides of Numenera is an epic role-playing-game set across Monte Cook’s stunning science-fantasy world that takes place a billion years into the future. Offering exploration and innovative turn-based combat, Tides of Numenera is a unique experience that is a thematic successor to the critically acclaimed Planescape Torment. Discover the Ninth World built on the bones of extinct, hyper-advanced civilizations and leave your own mark on it. Make thousands of essential choices, face the consequences, and meet death incarnated as you seek the answer to the ultimate question: What does one life matter? Before the Ninth World was born, many great civilizations had risen and fallen, leaving behind remnants of their advanced technology. One man discovers a way to use these devices, known as the Numenera, to jump between bodies and thus cheat death. Yet his method awakens an ancient and deadly force called The Sorrow, which tries to kill the death-cheater and all his former bodies: including you.
Numenera explorers are defined with a class ( a type), a descriptor and a focus.
The types are the three character classes: the glaive, the nano, and the jack. The glaive is a warrior, improving himself through intense physical training and the application of the numenera to his body and mind. The nano studies the secrets of the lost ages, hoping to harness a fraction of the power of the relics she finds, and channeling inherent abilities to devastating effect. The jack blends the two, mastering no trades but understanding them all, making use of the abundant numenera to her own benefit.
Descriptors are adjectives like tough, intelligent, and cautious. Your descriptor helps paint what kind of person you are and modifies some of your abilities.
But your focus is where things get most interesting. Your focus is the gift (and the curse) that you have inherited or created, one defined through your relationship with the numenera and your years of training. Your focus helps you manifest your powers to their full extent. You might ride the lightning, electricity dancing at your command. You might master weaponry to become one of the most fearsome warriors of the Ninth World, or even summon uncanny forces to do your bidding. There are many more options, and the choice of which is yours. We take a look at the Glaive class in the video below, just look at that weaponry and armour available!
Brian Fargo, inXile CEO:
“After the critical and commercial success of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on consoles, and with fans clamouring for it, it had been in our plans to bring Torment: Tides of Numenera to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We’re especially excited to be partnering with Techland, who as developers themselves perfectly understand how to do a release without any compromise to the quality of the title.”
A World Unlike Any Other – Journey across the Ninth World, a fantastic, original setting, with awe-inspiring visuals, offbeat and unpredictable items to use in and out of battle, and stunning feats of magic.
A Rich, Personal Narrative – Thoughtful and character-driven, the story is epic in feel but deeply personal in substance. The philosophical underpinnings of Torment drive the game both mechanically and narratively.
Reactivity, Replayability and the Tides – Your choices matter, and morality in the Ninth World is not a simple matter of “right” and “wrong”. Torment is a deeply replayable experience that arises naturally from your actions throughout the game.
A New Take on Combat – Plan your way through hand-crafted set-pieces which combine battles with environmental puzzles, social interaction, stealth, and more.
For more information on the game world, backstory or even the different characters, head over to Torment: Tides of Numenera and check out what else is in store at launch.