Planescape: Torment, a game many consider to be the greatest RPG of all time, is getting a remaster.
Planescape: Torment was originally released in 1999 to widespread critical acclaim, drawing praise for its unconventional story, characters, and soundtrack.
RPG remaster specialist Beamdog (Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition) is handling the game's overhaul, with Planescape: Torment lead designer Chris Avellone pitching in with gameplay updates, bug fixes, and enhancements "to best capture his original vision for the game".
Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition will feature remastered music, support for resolutions up to 4K, and modern features such as tab highlighting, area zooming, combat log, quickloot, and more.
All the new Enhanced Edition features can be enabled or disabled.
For those unfamiliar, the game's story hinges around the question of "what can change the nature of a man?"
Here's how Beamdog sums it up:
You are the Nameless One, a hulking figure covered in scars and tattoos collected over the course of countless lives—none of which you can remember, but are now coming back to haunt you. You are prodded awake by Morte, a floating skull and keeper of secrets, to embark on an adventure taking the Nameless One from the dirty streets of Sigil into the mysterious Outer Planes and even into the depths of Hell itself.
Portals riddle the planar metropolis of Sigil, providing access to anywhere in existence, but only if you have the proper key. Known as the "City of Doors," Sigil is a neutral ground where demons, devas, and races from across the multiverse gather under the watchful shadow of the Lady of Pain, the city's enigmatic ruler. This is a place where the word is mightier than the sword, where thought defines reality, and belief has the power to reshape worlds.
In your search for answers, you'll find companions matching the bizarre nature of the planes: a chaste succubus who can kill with a kiss, a confused crossbow-wielding cube, a suit of armor animated by a spirit demanding JUSTICE, and more. With these companions and others at the Nameless One’s side, you will explore worlds in search of answers, all to discover that some destinies cannot be escaped and some memories cost more than an even an immortal can bear.
The game promises strange magics, bizarre adversaries, and Dungeons & Dragons locations from across the multiverse.
Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition is out on on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android on April 11 for US$20.