It appears that January is going to be a really interesting month for PC gamers. Inxile Entertainment announced today that the beta phase of Torment: Tides of Numenera will be coming to all eligible backers during the week of January 17th and to Steam Early Access on January 26th.
As the press release reads, the beta will start you right in the beginning of the game and is quite lengthy for an early beta.
“It covers the game’s introductory sequence (some of which you may have already seen in the alpha) as well as most of the first major location of the game, Sagus Cliffs. Sagus is a very old city that was built on top of ancient structures that predate the return of humanity to the Ninth World. It’s split into five main districts: Circus Minor, Cliff’s Edge, Caravanserai, Government Square and the Underbelly. As you might expect from a city location, it is rich in lore to discover, characters to talk with and obviously quests to complete.”
Inxile has also released two new screenshots for Torment: Tides of Numenera that can be viewed below.