Today, August 9th, the preload phase for the PC version of Tower of Fantasy started. The currently 22.6 gigabytes of course also contain the multifaceted character editor, which can already be accessed. We took a closer look at what’s possible with hero creation.
The character editor is already live: On August 11, Tower of Fantasy will be launched on PC, Android and iOS devices. However, the new MMO role-playing game can be preloaded as of today – players can now also use the editor to create their desired characters.
There is no question that we have already done so. In doing so, we benefited from three customization categories with up to five subcategories, which even enable the “replica” of well-known anime heroes from games, films, and software tools. Any examples? Willingly!
Many familiar faces
The more than 26,000 player-created heroes currently available include Vocaloid star Hatsune Miku, as well as familiar faces from Genshin Impact, Code Geass, Rising of the Shield Hero, Fate, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, and Nier: Automata. And: The imitations live up to their role models.
While we didn’t put that much effort into creating our Tower of Fantasy actors, we tried all possibilities. To what extent you can change a standard or pre-made character with the editor, we have summarized below.
Tower of Fantasy: All Character Editor options
When Tower of Fantasy has finished pre-loading and you call up the launcher, you will see the “Preferences” menu item on the primary screen. This is where the character editor is located. As soon as you have opened it, the items “Lobby” and “Random” are available in the middle right.
Lobby: This is where the player-created heroes are located. Unfortunately, there is no search in this view, nor do the user characters have meaningful names. So if you’re looking for a prominent anime hero, you’ll have to rely on your eyes alone (and, with more than 30,000 pages of twelve characters each), patience.
Random: If you click on this point, the editor will put together a character at random. The results look quite decent and are well suited for a detailed adjustment.
Category one: looks
- Outfit: If you select “Appearance” and “Tenue” in the left menu, a window with currently six ready-made outfits will open on the right edge of the screen. This applies to both female and male heroes. You can change the color of outfits under the “Custom” tab, divided into three areas – even in terms of saturation and brightness. The “standard tint”, on the other hand, only refers to one of the two basic colors of the clothes.
- Accessories: The accessories for men and women are currently limited to welding goggles, a headband and an eye patch.
- Shape: While you can choose from three fixed body sizes, sliders are available for head, neck length and – of course – breast circumference (also for men!).
Category two: hair and eyes
Your Tower of Fantasy character’s hairstyle isn’t fully customizable, but there are several ways to change each of the ten (male/female) pre-set heads of hair.
- Color and Shade: Here the editor provides separate sliders for the color of the top and bottom hair, which produces quite interesting looks. You can also change the saturation and brightness of the color tones again. The slider for shading the hair naturally turns the dark areas of the hairstyle in question.
- Accessories: Below the ready-made hairstyles are five hair accessories, including the obligatory bunny ears and hair bows. Unfortunately, the hair accessory in this early version of Tower of Fantasy isn’t color-customizable – there are also no gender-specific hair accessories, meaning male heroes have to make do with bunny-listening too.
Finally, the eye color can allegedly also be selected in this category using a slider, but this is a bug in the pre-load version of the game.
Category three: facial features
In this area, particularly detailed changes can be made in five subcategories.
- Face: Face size, cheekbones, upper jaw, chin, lower cheeks, lower jaw and lower lip can be easily deformed using a radial slider. The pre-load version still showed labeling errors here, and so the upper jaw was incorrectly classified as the lower jaw. An additional slider below the radial slider also allows adjustments in the front and rear area of the head.
- Eyes: For more individual eyebrows, the editor gives you ten ready-made eyebrow shapes that can be changed in color via a radial menu. The ten eye shapes, on the other hand, were linked to three sliders (eye height, distance and depth), while the iris and pupil can even be adjusted in a similar way using four sliders. Contact lenses? Sure, of course! From a heart to a reptilian eye to a solar eclipse, there is a lot here.
- Nose: A total of three prefabricated noses sounds a bit small, but with four sliders for nose height, width, front/back and nose bridge, numerous nose shapes can be produced here.
- Mouth: There are also four sliders for the mouth for mouth height, width, front/back and curvature.
Markings: This designation hides ten different face tattoos, such as a band-aid, a scar, a cat’s paw and a crescent moon. Here, too, a color adjustment is possible via a radial menu with umpteen colors.
And? Have you already created your hero for Tower of Fantasy, maybe even based on a famous role model? Write us in the comments, because we are curious!
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