Following its “ultimate test” earlier this November, Tower of Fantasy is set for a 16 December release date in China. This is a sci-fi open world RPG developed by Hotta Studio using Unreal Engine 4. You can easily compare it to Genshin Impact, or hell, even call it a clone.
Perfect World plans to launch its new open world MMOARPG, Tower of Fantasy, on December 16 in China.
Often compared to Genshin Impact, the sci-fi themed game is developed on UE4 for mobile and PC.
A global version is in the works but no news on release dates. pic.twitter.com/IISecrwC26
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 25, 2021
As its release date looms, Tower of Fantasy has been under some scrutiny, with poor initial response and concerns on unaddressed bugs, “bad gacha elements”, and “identity crisis”. A global release is said to be in the works, but it does not appear to be a simultaneous release at this juncture. Publisher Perfect World is also has other projects in the wings, new versions of Perfect World Online notwithstanding.
Supposedly, this release is being rushed as their publication certificate is close to expiring and Perfect World is pushing to recoup some of their investment. The concerns and feedback from the “ultimate test” have apparently been addressed for release, but we will have to wait and see how far this is true.
The description for the game on TapTap is given as follows:
Tower of Fantasy is a 3D immersive open-world handheld game developed by Hotta Studio. It combines de-labeled characterization, film and television-grade motion capture, high-freedom world exploration, and a scrappy sci-fi art style with a variety of scenes, interactive puzzle elements, and fast combat feel, to tell you a post-apocalyptic story of rescue and destruction.
Unreal 4 engine creates 2500*2500 seamless world, motion capture system gives the character real dynamic, various scenes interaction can be used for everything, low threshold, high depth, high refreshing operation system precisely meet the needs of all levels, careless action can trigger the hidden plot, gradually unlock the secret behind the main story. The fate and future of the world is in your hands every second!