InXile Entertainment has released a free update to their narrative-heavy RPG, Torment: Tides of Numenera. The update adds a new companion, as well as some updates and tweaks to the rest of the game. To coincide with the update, the game is also available on Steam for 25% off over the next two days.
Torment: Tides of Numenera Servant of the Tides
The update, titled Servant of the Tides, adds an all new companion to the game that you can choose to bring along with you on your adventure. This new companion, named Oom, also has its own unique questline, should you choose to venture down that path during your exploration of the Ninth World. Oom also features a unique set of skills to utilize both in and out of combat.
In addition to the new companion, the update also adds the Voluminous Codex. This new feature records lore and information on characters as you progress through the game. There are also some changes to the game’s interface, as well as the addition of Tiers 5 and 6 for late game advancement. Through these tiers, players can even acquire abilities on their Last Castoff that correspond to character types other than the one they choose at the beginning of the game.
In order to properly experience the updates, the team at InXile recommends starting a new game of Torment: Tides of Numenera, especially because if players have already left Saugus Cliffs they won’t have an opportunity to encounter Oom. For those new to the game, that won’t be a problem, and if they head over to Steam through May 18th, the game will even be 25% off. If you want to know more about Torment: Tides of Numenera, check out our review of the game.