Game news Tower of Fantasy: An official release date for the Genshin Impact competitor!
Available worldwide since September 28, 2020, Genshin Impact has quickly established itself as a good action-RPG, which fairly fairly exploits the economic model of free-to-play. But such a success cannot fail to arouse the interest of competitors, and in particular of Tencent.
In 2021, the Chinese giant Tencent decided to consolidate its international publishing activities under a new label, Level Infinite. There are many games, including Nightingale, Dune Spice Wars, GTFO, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 or the very popular V Rising.
Tower of Fantasy, a new “Genshin-like” experience
But since December 2021, another game has been attracting attention from players living outside of China, Tower of Fantasy. Developed by Hotta Studio, Tower of Fantasy takes over the economic model and the structure of a Genshin Impact, with the ambition to be available everywhere. Blending a Borderlands vibe, a bit of cyberpunk and a pinch of fantasy (obviously), Tower of Fantasy will offer a whole cast of characters to embody from the launch.
Because yes, the game may have been available in China for several months, the other players are still waiting for it. We recently had a presentation of the combat system centered on the types of weapons, and a focus on the eight characters that we can select when embarking on the adventure, and this acceleration of communication was not unusual. This was to prepare the public for the announcement of the worldwide release date, even if this one had already leaked on the App Store.
Release date officially announced
Through a small treasure hunt designed for the fans, Hotta indicated that the Tower of Fantasy will be playable from August 11 on PC, iOS and Androidwith a preloading available from August 9. Pre-registration has been open for a while, and over three million players have already clicked or pressed the button. At the same time, the studio continues to prepare for the launch, announcing in particular that Tomatsu Harukaan actress well known to Sword Art Online players, will voice the character of Nemesis, who is equipped with two super-powerful cannons.
If you are interested, you can therefore pre-register and only have to wait fifteen days before you can leave to explore this new world. Let us recall in passing that in Tower of Fantasy, humans have made the earth uninhabitable and that they discovered the planet Aida and the comet Mara. The latter contains a huge power source called Omnium, which the survivors wish to exploit. To reach it, a large tower will have to be built. Tower of Fantasy will therefore offer a fantasy and science fiction rereading of the myth of Babel. It remains to discover the balancing of the gameplay and the economic model, to know if the title will be able to compete with Genshin Impact.