The beta for the new MMORPG Tower of Fantasy has started in China. The game is visually reminiscent of Genshin Impact and focuses on an open game world and a lot of story. Like Genshin Impact, the game will be released for both mobile and PC. There is currently no talk of a console version.
What kind of game is this? Tower on Fantasy is an MMORPG that is being developed in Unreal Engine 4. It’s anime-style and relies on a large, open world that you can explore with your character.
- You can climb, swim and destroy all kinds of objects, for example by throwing them into a fire
- You can face bigger challenges in dungeons
- In the game you will be constantly supplied with new quests
- The NPCs should get interesting personalities
- Typical MMORPG content such as guilds, PvP, dungeons and your own character creation await you
The MMORPG is currently in beta in China. The first players can try Tower of Fantasy there and even publish videos on YouTube.
The “Gaming Mobile” account compares the game directly with Genshin Impact, the currently very successful role-playing game from China:
Similarities and differences to Gensin Impact
What makes Tower of Fantasy so interesting? Like Genshin Impact, the new MMORPG from China is based on the anime style. However, the worlds differ a little, because Tower of Fantasy is more futuristic than Genshin Impact. Genshin has a more medieval touch.
Moving around in the game world with climbing, swimming and an endurance bar is damn similar. The basic structure of the open world, the discovery of treasures and the focus on the story also connect them to games, as does the online compulsion.
The biggest difference is in the multiplayer. While the co-op in Genshin Impact is repeatedly criticized , Tower of Fantasy is a real MMORPG, including character creation.
There are also noticeable differences in combat. While Genshin Impact relies on a few skills and the combos between the elements , in Tower on Fantasy you have several skills and no switching between characters.
Is the MMORPG coming to us?
The release for Tower of Fantasy in China is planned for 2021. So far there is no information about whether Tower of Fantasy will appear in the west.
However, the game is distributed by Perfect World. Among other things, they are responsible for the publishing of the MMORPG Neverwinter . So the company has already released games in Europe and the US.
In addition, the success of Genshin Impact should further spur the developers to bring their MMORPG to the West as well. A release with us is therefore possible, even if not immediately at the start in China.