The story trailer for Torment: Tides of Numenera reveals the game’s antagonist, the Changing God. A billion years in the future and one human finds a way to defeat death. This man has found a way to transfer his consciousness to a new vessel. After living thousands of lives he has become known as the Changing God. From the developers, InXile Entertainment, Torment is an isometric story-driven RPG set in the Ninth World from a series of Monte Cook’s tabletop RPG books.
Welcome To The Ninth World
The Ninth World is a place of magic and mystery. Throughout the land are magical machines called Numenera. The Changing God was able to harness this magic, and found a way to escape death. By transferring his consciousness from a dying vessel to a better vessel, he has been able to stay alive for a long time. Along the way these castoff vessels have not died off, instead the vessel have become sentient with a new consciousness.
At first, the Changing God welcomed these castoff vessels. He treated them as his own children. Time started to twist the Changing God and he became detached and callous. The Changing God started to use these vessels like tools instead of treating them as people. Left with little to challenge the Changing God, he has set out to take over the Ninth World. With this much power there must be balance. By unlocking the power of immortality, the Changing God has unleashed a greater evil upon himself and his vessels, the Sorrow. Players will play as the last vessel and must unravel the mystery of the Numunera while trying to stay alive.
Torment: Tides of Numunera will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 28, 2017.