Torment: Tides of Numenera

See The Game In Action Via First Gameplay Trailer
by Jeff Cork on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:00 AM
Publisher: Techland
Developer: inXile
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Developer inXile Entertainment has released the first gameplay video of its upcoming RPG Torment: Tides of Numenera. The new trailer includes three minutes of pre-alpha footage, including glimpses of its conversation system, exploration, and more.

The video is set in the Bloom, a creepy environment based on Monte Cook's Numenera setting. It's a city built around a massive parasite, and you can see the creature work its magic in one particularly bizarre moment. The game's dialogue gets a significant chunk of the video, highlighting the voice acting and myriad branching directions that conversations can take. As the end of the clip says, Tides of Numenera is almost a response to criticisms that gamers don't like to read, and that the PC RPG is dead.

We'll know if inXile is able to deliver when the game ships in late 2015.