The enhanced version of Planescape: Torment will be launched soon. The game mixed a deep story with an uncommon background. Veteran gamers will remember the innovative mechanics of the gameplay and the dialogue of the characters. Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast and Beamdog unveiled that the new Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition will be released on April 11.
The remastered version of Planescape will be launched in two weeks
This remastered edition will bring several updates, outfitting the game with a new 4K interface on Windows PCs and Macs, implementing interface changes, like quick looting and area zooming, but also a remastered soundtrack. Chris Avellone, the lead designer of Planescape: Torment, has curated several upgrades to manage to develop the game into the ideal one for him and the fans.
The enhanced version also introduces the RPG version for a smartphone, being available for both iOS and Android starting with April 11. Beamdog is bound to release the computer version of the game via its own store, GOG, Steam and the Mac App Store for a price estimated at $20. For the mobile version, gamers will pay $10, finding the game on Google Play or the App Store.
The game will also be available on mobile phones
Either way, the price seems to be reasonable. Beamdog argues that a regular playthrough should last for 50 hours or even more. Beamdog, who is also responsible for expanding and remastering Baldur’s Gate, brought a wide range of modern features, giving it a fresh look. Gamers can use the tab key to underline interactive components in the environment. From a graphic point of view, characters have outlines which are more defined now, being designed in vivid colors.
If players are not used to this type of game, they will be surprised by the dialogue-abundant game, paying attention to all the lines of the characters to follow the story. In the successor to Planescape, Torment: Tides of Numenera, game developers developed a smart solution which should have been used in Planescape too.
In Tides of Numenera, after picking a dialogue option, the gamer can select “again.” Now, in the remastered version of the game, this feature makes the game appear as up to date. Now players can take a lot of quests without too much physical progress. That is important in a game because not being linear is what makes it interesting and it attracts more fans.
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