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

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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 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.