torment tides of numenera

Gosh, it’s one of those words I can never type properly on the first attempt. Number. Ner’zhul. Nae nae. Anyway. Techland and inXile Entertainment have partied up and announced that Torment: Tides of Numthing will be out not only on PC, but also on Xbox One and PS4. You knew that already, though, because it’s up there in the headline. I spoiled the big surprise. I’m sorry.

“After the critical and commercial success of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on consoles, and with fans clamouring for it, it had been in our plans to bring Torment: Tides of Numenera to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” says Brian Fargo, inXile CEO. “We’re especially excited to be partnering with Techland, who as developers themselves perfectly understand how to do a release without any compromise to the quality of the title.”

Launched on Kickstarter back in 2013, Torment: Tides of NIMH is a sort of spiritual successor to Black Isle’s 1999 cult-popular Planescape: Torment, an old school Dungeons & Dragons RPG in which you had to find a way to give those lurking Dustman leatherheads the laugh, get yourself out into the Cage, and tumble to the dark of it all. It also featured a talking skull. People obviously wanted more of that, with the campaign banking its $900,000 target cash in just six hours, and more than $4 million over the next 30 days.

Game’s out in 2017 sometime, assuming it isn’t delayed. Again.