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Planescape: Torment spiritual successor gets a name


3:00 PM on 02.20.2013
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Planescape: Torment is, for me, the pinnacle of videogame roleplaying experiences. It managed to make boring stats meaningful by putting them to use outside of combat constantly, its story and dialogue blow even Baldur's Gate out of the water, and it contains a wide array of colorful, intriguing characters who all bring something to the Nameless One's entourage. 

So when inXile announced that it would be crafting a spiritual successor late last year, I was beside myself with excitement and anticipation. Later it was revealed that the developer would be partnering with Monte Cook, the veteran Dungeons & Dragons scribe who had previously worked on several Planescape projects for TSR. Cook was working on a brand new tabletop setting, Numenera, which recently had an extremely successful Kickstarter, and it would be that realm where the tentatively named Torment would take place.

The match is something of a perfect one, what with Numenera sharing many of the themes found in Planescape, particularly the trappings of a medieval era merged with magic and strange technology. Now inXile has finally revealed the full title for the project, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and set up a website. It's still a bit barren at the moment, merely establishing the premise and hinting at things to come. A crowdfunding push will start at some point in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled.    





Torment fans vote for turn-based combat in Numenera photo


Tides of Numenera devs ask if fans want real-time combat photo


Torment: Tides of Numenera OST sample just for you photo


It's official: Chris Avellone joins the Torment team photo


First video glimpse of Torment: Tides of Numenara photo


Chris Avellone on Torment and being a human stretch goal photo


Tides of Numenera's first screenshot shows off the Bloom photo


Chris Avellone becomes a Torment stretch goal photo


Torment: Tides of Numenera: A billion years in the making photo


InXile talks Torment, story details, and crowd-funding photo


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12:30 PM on 12.09.2013
Torment fans vote for turn-based combat in Numenera

inXile asked Kickstarter backers what type of combat they would like to see in Torment: Tides of Numenera, and turn-based came out slightly in the lead. The votes were so close that inXile said it was basically a tie, but the...more



1:30 PM on 11.22.2013
Tides of Numenera devs ask if fans want real-time combat

Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile entertainment just put out a blog post with a Q&A video that has details on the game's alignment system, and they ask fans how they would like to see combat implemented. The fi...more



7:00 AM on 04.05.2013
Torment: Tides of Numenera OST sample just for you

Maybe you've been following the slew of information being released by inXile Entertainment about their recently-funded title, Torment: Tides of Numenera. While the release date is quite some time off, we've got something...more



11:45 AM on 04.03.2013
It's official: Chris Avellone joins the Torment team

Earlier today, the Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter hit another stretch goal. In combination with the project's PayPal total of $67,000, the title has gained funding of over $3.5 million, so Chris Avellone will no...more



10:00 PM on 04.02.2013
First video glimpse of Torment: Tides of Numenara

Just the other day we saw our first screenshot of Torment: Tides of Numenara, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, and now we have a quick gameplay video. While this doesn't show a whole lot, it gives us...more



6:00 PM on 04.02.2013
Chris Avellone on Torment and being a human stretch goal

Just before he left to go on a likely well-deserved holiday, I had the opportunity to pester Obsidian's Chris Avellone about his role in inXile's upcoming RPG, Torment: Tides of Numenera.  Chris is a veteran of RPGs, par...more



3:45 PM on 04.01.2013
Tides of Numenera's first screenshot shows off the Bloom

If the first screenshot for Torment: Tides of Numenera is anything to go by, inXile's kickstarted RPG is going have some rather exotic locales -- grotesque and exotic. This in-game screenshot shows off the Bloom, and it sound...more



4:30 PM on 03.22.2013
Chris Avellone becomes a Torment stretch goal

What would make Torment: Tides of Numenera, which recently smashed its Kickstarter goal in seven hours, a more scintillating prospect? How about the lead designer of its thematic predecessor, Planescape: Torment, th...more



8:00 PM on 03.06.2013
Torment: Tides of Numenera: A billion years in the making

With the ridiculously speedy success of inXile's Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera, it's only a matter of time until we'll be diving into the role of the Last Cast-off, the title's protagonist. I got up to speed on w...more



3:30 PM on 03.06.2013
InXile talks Torment, story details, and crowd-funding

Twelve years ago, Black Isle Studios crafted a plane-hopping, tragic adventure set in the Planescape Dungeons & Dragons setting. With a nameless, amnesiac protagonist who had been both a hero and a villain, the developer ...more




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