Closed Beta Test Sign-ups are LIVE this spring from March 15 – March 28, 2022
In this all-new title, publisher Level Infinite aspires to create a next-level immersive experience for Open World RPG. The title focuses on character-rich storylines, deep customization options, and a robust palate of colors and vibrant graphics in its animation. Here are some takeaways from this open-world RPG Beta.
A Next-Level Interactive World
Whether swimming, soaring, sprinting, or sauntering, Tower of Fantasy is a vast and open world you can traverse by land, air, or water. With a robust post-apocalyptic sci-fi art style, freeform character development, a vast seamless environment sets a distinctive backdrop for an Open World RPG with a slick combat system at its core.
Intense battles and the ability to perform a long list of activities such as climbing, gliding, swimming, and more; real-world physics that can help or hurt you; a smack of mystery-solving; and a frictionless multiplayer mode designed to encourage social interaction—punctuate the ambition of this game.
Plotline: Energy Addiction 2.0
In 2316 humans discovered a habitable planet called Aida and began migrating to it. Two centuries later, the ‘Aidians’ discovered Mara, a comet with an energy source called Omnium. The study and application of Omnium fueled the rapid advancement of civilization, but one day a catastrophe irradiated the entire planet and destroyed almost all that was gained.
Due to an endless appetite for energy, humanity never stopped exploring Omnium as Hykros, a consortium of elite scientists, led Aida survivors in restoring civilization on the radioactive planet amidst ruin and mutated creatures. To maintain a constant Omnium supply, Aidans built a colossal Prototower that bound Mara as a moon of Aida, while parlaying the resources they obtained from Mara into rapid development.
Lurking in the shadows, a mysterious cabal called the Heirs of Aida emerged. They viewed themselves as saviors, believing that Omnium triggered the cataclysm. They think that only by destroying the skyscraping Prototower and eradicating the source, can their world truly be reborn.
Get Omniscient about Omnium
Omnium is the mysterious energy sourced from the comet Mara. Its presence is the lifeblood of this game and has a myriad of effects on the title’s setting:
-It can alter the genetics of organic organisms and rapidly accelerate evolution not as random, neutral mutations, but with an applicable purpose.
-It is a highly efficient energy source, but its storage and conversion require special regulatory devices to contain radioactive emissions.
-It is transmitted like a virus, but humans still haven’t figured out precisely how.
-It exerts certain influences over space and matter, but scientists still can’t quite explain it.
-It is used in-game to manufacture superior alloys and new materials for industry, but surely there must be other uses…
-Omnium affects temporal stability and subsequently creates temporal regressions. Hykros
harnessed this property to create a so-called Time Machine.
Main Characters & Motivations
From emotional choices regarding Zeke’s misguided attempt to save Shirli on a personal level, to the conflict of values between Hykros and the Heirs of Aida on a planetary scale, the conflict of human nature, emotions, and values adds soul to the stories and characters.
Zeke: The powerful leader of Astra Shelter who is especially protective of his sister, Shirli.
Shirli: A girl who grew up in Astra Shelter, she is friendly, outgoing, and is the most important person to Zeke.
Sage: Founder and leader of the Heirs of Aida, he is a clear thinker with machine-like precision who will do anything to achieve his goal. His goal is to restore the world to a time before the original Prototower was built, and scuttle all research records to free humans from their addiction to Omnium.
Felicia: An Angel of Clemency and a ruthless enforcer who unconditionally follows Sage’s orders.
Three Factions; Opposing Goals
Three main factions inhabit the Tower of Fantasy world. Each has an agenda and is balanced by strengths and weaknesses.
Hykros: Hykros believes accepting and mastering Omnium is the future, and they have the responsibility of leading humanity in that direction, which has attracted many like-minded elites in the scientific field. Hykros technologies—acting as suppressors—allow humans to cope with the effects of Omnium on Aida and won over popular support.
Heirs of Aida: A underground resistance founded by Sage (B-009 Samuel) that opposes Hykros’ ideology and views Omnium as the catalyst for the Cataclysm.
The Hyenas: The Hyenas are a gang of cunning, ruthless, unscrupulous plunderers. Hated by traders, nomads, and pioneers in the shelters alike, the Hyenas’ mech is their most formidable weapon.
You Can Weaponize Yourself! Literally !
The game offers a huge variety of personalized customizations, and also introduces a simulacrum mode, which enables characters to change into weaponized forms of themselves.
Simulacrum technology is a branch of Omnium science developed specifically for military purposes, and weapons data and combat experience of elite soldiers are stored in a central digital archive.
Those who possess a simulacrum can access data from the archive to recall and reactivate the form and memory of elite warriors.
Simulacrum is Tantalizing Technology
The success of simulacrum technology fast-tracked the training of rookies and spawned a thriving market in the private security field. Following the Cataclysm, Hykros retained and evolved the technology and applied it through its Enforcement Bureau. Every simulacrum has their own 2D portrait, 3D render, voiceover, and background story.
Playing as Meryl, for example, a player can switch between Meryl’s appearance and combat style (think of it as another facet of the original character), while unlocking Meryl-specific missions, following her story and personality, and learn more about her connection to Wolan Snowfield, to gain insight into her character and motivation.
Tower of Fantasy, the Shared Open World RPG from developer Hotta Studio and publisher Level Infinite, will be coming to PC and mobile platforms in 2022. We have confirmed that Level Infinite will be dropping new simulacra regularly to keep the game fresh and constantly expanding!
With an open Beta currently available, and a full release coming soon, now is the time to log in and get a look at the expansive and vibrant world of Tower of Fantasy. Want to dive deeper into the world of Aida? Check out the game’s Official Website and follow their Twitter to learn more.