Torment: Tides of Numenara trailer offers introduction to the Ninth World

Well here it is: the trailer that explains the setting of Torment: Tides of Numenara, while offering some intriguing hints of the locations, people and stories we're going to encounter in inXile's isometric RPG. Of course, there's a good chance you're exploring that setting already via the Early Access release, but for those of us that would rather wait for the finished game, the following video offers a nice summary of what Numenara is all about.

Torment takes place in the Ninth World, as you can see, that world being Earth one billion years from now. Quite a lot has changed in the last few years: Mrs Jones from next door has morphed into a big sentient crystal thingy, while cousin Bill's Honda Civic has been upgraded to a Da Vinci-style rickety wooden aircraft. Also, that person has a quest that encompasses multiple universes, and there's a dungeon that exists in your own head.

Torment: Tides of Numenara is out...kinda now, but not properly until the first part of next year. (Ta, Eurogamer)

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.