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Torment: Tides of Numenera Story Trailer
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 10 February 2017, 18:08:42Tags: InXile Entertainment; Techland; Torment: Tides of Numenera
inXile and Techland have released a new "story trailer" for Torment: Tides of Numenera, that tells the origin story of the Changing God and the Castoffs. It's really quite nice - a cut above the usual Techland trailers, which makes me wonder if it's not the work of some third party. Some might find the trailer inappropriately spoilery, although there's little in it that won't be familiar to somebody who's followed the game's development closely. Here it is, along with the accompanying press release:
Wroclaw, Poland – February 9, 2017 – inXile Entertainment and Techland Publishing revealed today the latest trailer for their upcoming, highly-anticipated science-fantasy RPG Torment: Tides of Numenera, the thematic successor to one of the most critically revered and in-depth CRPGs of all time.
This epic cinematic story trailer recounts the lore leading up to the very moment that players begin their odyssey as the Last Castoff – the flesh-and-blood by-product of a megalomaniacal deity known as the Changing God.
A billion years in the future a man discovered a way to cheat death. A seeker of knowledge and wisdom, his ultimate goal was to leave an unforgettable mark on the world. In his quest for everlasting legacy, he discovered ancient technology – the Numenera – that allowed him to transfer his consciousness to a body of his own design. Thus he became known as the Changing God.
In a bid to escape death, the Changing God inadvertently awakened a fearsome, ancient beast known as The Sorrow – a terrifyingly powerful guardian of balance, bent on destroying the Changing God and all of his Castoffs.
It is at this point that the dramatic events of your birth unfold, and your story to answer who you are, and what your legacy might be, begins...
I find the depiction of the Changing God as a kind of Biblical patriarch to be inspired. Let's hope the game's story can live up to the power of that imagery.