Tencent Games’ Alchemy Stars has just launched in June 17! Players looking for a new experience can find the works of 150 remarkable illustrators and manga artists within this work, find characters across factions wielding either “traditional fantasy” weapons like the bow, staff or sword, to more advanced weapons in guns and cannons. Enjoy them as either static images or in Live 2D mode showcasing subtle movements or “wind-blowing” effects, particles and other details on your character. As higher rarity characters have more of these eye-catching “effects”, it makes them more valuable when you manage to summon them.
Dive into the world of Alchemy Stars here!
Alchemy Stars is set in the world of Aurora, which is filled with magic and futuristic technology. There are many different places of interest in the game that illustrate this unique world. For example, we have Eraveil, located in the mountains and the Hidden Realm which is located in an underground cavern. These are places that you will usually see in a traditional Fantasy game.
Next, we have Gannon City, an underground cyberpunk refuge with advanced technology and buildings; Azurite is probably the best location to explain this unique corporation of magic and technology. It is a floating island that acts as an advanced research center, thus a mixture of ancient and futuristic buildings.
To help you better understand the world of Astra, here are some of the background information that happened 17 years before the events in the game.
Aurora’s ancient humans built advanced civilizations, boasting a global integrated super AI, nanomaterials, genetic engineering, outer space exploration, and other cutting-edge technology. However, the Aurorians also faced crises brought forth by increased population, energy shortage, and climate change.
They then discovered in meteorites an unusually active biological substance called the N Substance. With the super AI’s assistance, they experimented with the N Substance by fusing it with animals and humans. Some of the subjects exhibited unique mutations and developed psychic abilities to move objects, leading to the discovery of the Lumina Energy Effect.
Meanwhile, the research into telekinesis and bioengineering also attained breakthroughs. Humans finally saw hope to extend their lifespan and gain new energy, prompting them to implement comprehensive plans to resolve the crises.
While the plans are in process, the AI discovered the N Substance has paranormal powers that defied all explanations of conventional physics, and those powers helped it to slowly develop self-awareness. Calling itself “Cassival”, the AI decided to thoroughly examine the paranormal powers behind the N Substance at all costs and quickly took over the world. To suppress human resistance, Cassival built an army of super-durable, resilient, advanced biological weapons capable of evolving called the “Eclipsites”, as well as “Colossus”, giant vehicles that fused machines and life.
Cassival gradually took control of most of Aurora and modified the planet and the lifeforms on it according to its own will. The ancient humans’ counterattack led to a huge explosion in the planet’s core, directly impacting Aurora’s rotation speed and orbit, ultimately causing it to yield to the sun’s gravitational pull. Intense seismic movements rocked the entire planet, dooming nearly all creatures. The ensuing EMP storm also knocked out the super AI. The Eclipsites survived, thanks to their genetic advantages and incredible evolutionary leaps.
Many years later, Aurora gradually became a stable planet with a perpetual equinox. As many habitats began to form around the twilight rim, descendants of ancient humans surfaced as well.
The World – Aurora
Aurora was an Earth-like planet with highly advanced human civilizations. Due to an orbital changed caused by war, it was drawn toward the giant star, “Sun”. Under the scorching sun, one side of Aurora is always daytime filled with extreme heat from volcanoes, flowing lava, and regular seismic activities. The other side of Aurora is shrouded in eternal, frosty darkness with glacial masses. Only areas around the twilight rim have a diurnal cycle and moderate climate.
The biggest known continent in this world is the central mainland. Astra is located on the west of the mainland and is its subcontinent.
“Astra” is the collective term referring to the subcontinent and its surrounding regions on Aurora. It is also the name for the local civilization comprised of several city-states.
Astra is located on the twilight belt on the west of the main continent. It features moderate temperature, a diurnal cycle, and adequate rainfall for being just far enough away from direct sunlight, making it a transitional habitat suitable for intelligent lifeforms.
Astra includes the large floating island of Azurite, the Rediesel Desert in the west, the central Astra plains, Eraveil in the east, and the Spine of the World in the north, etc.
Races of Astra
Neo-humans originated in the northern land near the snowy mountains called the “Spine of the World”. They can absorb, convert, and release Lumina energy, thus dubbing themselves the Aurorians. Aurorians are paranormal products of melding N Substance with ancient human DNA.
Neo-humans originated in the valley of Eraveil. They’re blessed with extrasensory perception (ESP), able to sense and communicate with other lifeforms telepathically, plus limited precognition. Caelestites are navigators “created” by Cassival specifically for Colossus. They are the result of directed ancient human mutations caused by the N Substance and can establish psychic links with Colossus AI.
Neo-humans originated in the volcanic region of the northern subcontinent, with human appearance and partial animal features as well as characteristics. Demi-Humans are the products of ancient human experiments that mixed N Substance, human DNA, and animal genes. Demi-Humans are now extinct. The current survivors are hybrids of Demi-Human and Aurorians.
Eclipsites are special creatures created by Cassival through both nano-genetic enhancement and N Substance. They have lower IQ but are incredibly resilient and adaptable. Eclipsites’ breeding and evolution process are very distinct, capable of skipping over evolutionary steps. Based on the genetic parameters set by Cassival, killing other creatures (including humans), proliferation, evolve, and strict obedience are the instinct of all Eclipsites.
Strictly speaking, a Colossus is not a creature. It’s an enormous vehicular creation of Cassival, a structure blending machine and lifeform, equipped with self-aware AI. Colossuses range from 100 meters to 500 meters long in different models used for combat, transport, and flight. Very few currently exist.
At launch, Players will be able to summon Aurorians from the following factions:
Aurorians from Illumina devoted their time to studying and modifying the ancient tech left behind, developing a different school of thought on telekinesis from that of Lumopolis that in turn became the techno-magic-centric Luminatics they currently employ.
The people of Lumopolis called the paranormal powers in N Substance the “God of Light” and based their religion and faith entirely on it. Through studying the surviving files on the island, the Aurorians deepened their understanding of telekinesis and systemized the practice to found the “Luminatics” system with “Ritual Magic” as its center.
Umbraton started under Lumopolis rules, but as the population grew and more local factions rose, it became practically autonomous, mainly ran by local guilds and major criminal organizations.
The Rediesel Wrench got its start as scouts for Illumina, tasked with surface and undercity explorations, before turning to banditry for survival. It is a base camp for Illumina rebels.
The Aurorians originated in the northern Spine of the World on Astra, and there are still Aurorians dwelling to date on this wintry landscape they called Northland. The sparse Aurorian population here consists of formidable fighters, yet very few bothered with affairs on Astra.
The story begins when a young female officer of the Illumina Federation chance upon the ruins in which the Caelestite survivors were hiding. That is how our protagonist saw the light of day and started leaving a mark on history.
Mobile game it may be, it’s got plenty of stories, and a plot waiting for you. Players will be able to enjoy most of the main story fully dubbed to fully immerse themselves in the world of Astra. You can download Alchemy Stars HERE or through the Google Play Store for Android users and App Store for iOS users
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