|Act VII Revelation|
|Name||Act VII Revelation|
The Gates of Shadows are revealed to be a portal, and Shadow is transported to a technologically advanced, alien-like world: Shadow World. The inhabitants of the world are alien-like creatures from many different worlds and planets, all brought under Titan's control after he conquered their worlds.
Act VII is set in Shadow World. It is the most unique Act, with the enemies being aliens and robots rather than humans. The equipments in Act VII are technologically advanced.
Modes of Plays Edit
Main Article: Modes of Play
Chapter 1 Edit
- Hideout Tournament: In the Hideout Tournament, Shadow fights against allied warriors in Cypher's hideout. The player must go through simple fights in 24 stages one by one with maximum of 3 rounds each and must win two rounds in each stage. Winning rewards the player with credits and XP. At the completion of stage 24, the player is awarded the achievement "The Inside Job" for the completion of Hideout Tournament.
- Factory Survival: In Factory Survival, Shadow must fend off the Looters, which guards the factory. This mode is similar to the Survival modes of other acts in the game, except that it has six rounds to win (as opposed to ten - though in the Interlude survival only requires six victories as well). The enemies are Looters, which replaces the ninjas' role. At the completion of round 6 the player is awarded the achievement "Presumed Innocent" for the completion of Factory Survival in Chapter 1.
Reward for completion of each round is:
- 6 credits
- 12 credits
- 18 credits
- 25 credits
- 32 credits
- 40 credits
- Cypher (Hideout): After beating 15 tournament stages, Cypher lectures Shadow about Titan and decides to test Shadow's skill in a friendly sparring. Two rounds must be won in order to win. There is a total of three rounds that can be fought. The timer for each battle is 99 seconds, as per usual conditions. Beating him will awards the player with the achievement "Man of Sense".
- Cronos (Factory): After Cypher is defeated, Cronos can be fought at the factory. The mode is similar to a boss fight during the Interlude, in which the players have to fight six enemies without a break. The enemies are looters and Cronos, with Cronos himself remain sixth in line. Losing to any one of the enemies will make the players restart the fight from the first looter. Beating Cronos will awards the player with the achievement "Robopocalypse" and unlocks Chapter 2.
|Looter||Telescopic Staff||2,000||17 Credits|
|Looter||Hack Knives||2,000||56 Credits|
|Looter||Telescopic Staff||2,000||97 Credits|
|Cronos||Blaster Tonfas||8,000,000||265 Credits|
Chapter 2 Edit
- Stone Grove Challenge: At the Stone Grove, Shadow and Kali find The Ancient. The Ancient pits Shadow against Titan's past challengers with random rules being applied to each fight. There are 16 stages, with a maximum of 3 rounds and two rounds must be won in each stage. Winning rewards the player with credits and XP.
- Hideout Duel: Just as every Duel in all areas, the Duel is the type of sparring where the player has random equipment, and the Duel generates its own additional rule. It is unlocked after all Hideout tournament stages is completed.
- Factory Survival: It is the same Survival from chapter 1, albeit with stronger looters and better reward. Reward for completion of each round is:
- 18 credits
- 37 credits
- 56 credits
- 77 credits
- 98 credits
- 120 credits
- Ancient (Stone Grove): After all Stone Grove challenges is completed, Ancient will challenge Shadow to fight in an attempt to stop him from fighting Titan. Two rounds must be won in order to win. There is a total of three rounds that can be fought. The timer for each battle is 99 seconds, as per usual conditions. Beating Ancient will awards the player with the achievement "Buried in Oblivion".
|Ancient||Composite Sword||8,000,000||440 Credits|
- Stone Grove Challenge (post-Ancient): After Ancient is defeated, there are new challenges available in the Stone Grove. There are 8 stages, with a maximum of 3 rounds and two rounds must be won in each stage. Winning rewards the player with credits and XP. At the completion of stage 8, the player is awarded the achievement "The Flashback" for the completion of Stone Grove Challenge.
- Incubator Tournament: The one who bests all of the other soldiers in the Incubator Tournament will be promoted to Titan's best soldier, "Faceless". Shadow fights here to get closer to Titan. The player must go through simple fights in 8 stages one by one with maximum of 3 rounds each and must win two rounds in each stage. Winning rewards the player with credits and XP. At the completion of stage 8, the player is awarded the achievement "Rare Specimen" for the completion of Incubator Tournament.
- Shroud (Hideout): After infiltrating Cypher's hideout, Shroud will set an ultimatum for Shadow to come to the Hideout and fight him or else, he'll find Cypher (who is hiding) and do away with him. Two rounds must be won in order to win. There is a total of three rounds that can be fought. The timer for each battle is 99 seconds, as per usual conditions. Beating Shroud will awards the player with the achievement "Curtains Fall" and unlocks Chapter 3.
Chapter 3 Edit
- Spaceship Challenge: While Cypher holds May as prisoner, Shadow and Kali go to Titan's Citadel, but Scavengers attack them and Shadow must fight against the Scavengers. It replaces the Hideout. The player must go through fights with altered rules and conditions in 24 stages one by one with maximum of 3 rounds each and must win two rounds in each stage. Winning rewards the player with credits and XP. At the completion of stage 24, the player is awarded the achievement "Cleaning Up!" for the completion of Spaceship Challenge.
- Stone Grove Tournament: When Kali And Shadow reach the Stone Grove, they find the ghosts of Titan's late soldiers protecting it. They are the deceased soldiers that was defeated by the Ancient. Ancient has revived them and Shadow must fight them. Ancient himself is missing. It replaces the Stone Grove Challenge. The player must go through simple fights in 24 stages one by one with maximum of 3 rounds each and must win two rounds in each stage. Winning rewards the player with credits and XP. At the completion of stage 24, the player is awarded the achievement "Dead Stay Dead" for the completion of Stone Grove Tournament.
- Incubator Survival: Shadow fights with Titan's army in the Incubator. It is similar to the Factory Survival in earlier chapters, which consists of six rounds to win. The enemies are Titan's army, which replaces the looters' role. At the completion of round 6, the player is awarded the achievement "Survival of the Fittest" for the completion of Incubator Survival.
Reward for completion of each round is:
- 54 credits
- 109 credits
- 163 credits
- 218 credits
- 272 credits
- 327 credits
- Factory Duel: Shadow duels with the looters at the factory, with random equipment and additional rule. It replaces the Factory Survival.
Check: Titan for Titan and his bodyguards for further information
Shadow has to defeat Titan's 5 bodyguards and May before he can fight with Titan. Shadow fights them on the Citadel. It is unlocked after the players complete 7 stages of Spaceship Challenge.
|Assassin||Devastator with "Precision" enchantment||8,000,000||436 Credits|
|Master||Composite Sword with "Magic Recharge" enchantment||8,000,000||533 Credits|
|Guru||Thunder Hammers with "Stun" enchantment||8,000,000||793 Credits|
|Corsair||Plasma Rifle with "Lifesteal" enchantment||8,000,000||969 Credits|
|Emperor||Cobra's Tooth with "Magic Recharge" enchantment||8,000,000||1,040 Credits|
|May||Blaster Tonfas with enchantments "Magic Recharge"
|Titan||Desolator with "Lifesteal" enchantment|
Recharging Shield (protect him from attacks once the shield is fully charged)
Chapter 1 EditShadow goes through the Gates and is approached by a mysterious figure called Shroud who commands Shadow to put his weapons down but Shadow instead challenges him to a fight. Shroud, being a very strong foe, is almost about to defeat Shadow when Kali interferes and manages to temporarily immobilize him, giving Shadow and herself the time to escape. Kali takes Shadow to a secret Hideout where their leader, Cypher, questions his presence. Kali tells him how Shadow survived the Gates and how Shroud was sent to capture him on his arrival. Cypher is impressed by this and deduces that Shadow must be someone of great importance if Titan sent his strongest fighter to intercept him. Kali gives Shadow a tour of the hideout explaining that all the creatures hiding here have had their lands and people claimed by Titan while they were too powerless to overcome him. Kali tells Shadow that he must earn their respect through combat. After Shadow defeats all the fighters, Cypher and Kali tells Shadow that Titan never conquered a world without resistance. Each time a champion went on to challenge Titan, but they failed, and then, another world followed the same fate. Shroud is one of the champions. However, Titan ended up gaining control over his mind and making him a slave. Cypher then challenges Shadow to a friendly fight to test his powers. Cypher proves to be an adept fighter but Shadow eventually defeats him.
Cypher then tells Shadow about a race of powerful ancient creatures who inhabited the land before Titan took over. When Titan arrived he used his powers to change the will of all the creatures in the land, making them his slaves. However he could not change the will of the ancient creatures as they were too strong so instead he ordered their extermination. Titan was almost successful. Only one ancient managed to escape and go into hiding. Cypher built a machine several years ago to track down this ancient down. The machine was called Cronos, an advanced humanoid robot. Cronos found the Ancient but the creature, having advanced powers, changed the will of Cronos. It planted the idea of cleaning the world of all vices in Cronos' head. As a result Cronos became insane.
Shadow, accompanied by Kali, then decides to track Cronos down as he was their best hope of finding the Ancient. They find Cronos at the Factory where a Survival-style fight takes place between Shadow and the five Looters guarding Cronos. Shadow defeats them all and finally Cronos, too, is disabled. Shadow and Kali manage to trace the Ancient to the Stone Grove by checking Cronos' memory chip. They reach the Grove and start their search for the Ancient. However they are interrupted by Shroud who threatens Shadow and mentions their earlier fight, claiming that they have unfinished business to attend to.
Chapter 2 Edit
Shroud then reveals himself to be Ancient in disguise. Kali introduces Shadow as the Champion who has come to defeat Titan, but the Ancient does not believe that Shadow is capable of it. He recalls meeting the warriors who had sought to defeat Titan before. They had all been confident and strong. However when Ancient saw them again they had all become Titan's mindless soldiers, destroying the very homelands they had sought to protect.
Ancient summons the ghosts of the warriors who fell to Titan's Sword as a test to find the extent of Shadow's capabilities. Shadow defeats all the ghosts and the Ancient admits that Shadow was indeed very powerful and a skilled warrior. He asks Shadow not fight Titan and disguises him as one of Titan's soldiers to help him escape notice. Kali asks Ancient if he really thinks Shadow will stop in his quest. Ancient admits that his need to stop Shadow was much greater because Titan must not have control over a warrior as formidable as Shadow. He challenges Shadow to a fight but is defeated. He then admits that Shadow was indeed even stronger than Shroud as Shroud could not manage to defeat the Ancient. Kali and Shadow are surprised to learn that Ancient had taught Shroud. The Ancient reveals that he had believed Shroud would manage to defeat Titan but instead Titan made a slave out of him. Kali asks Ancient if he believes Shadow now, and Ancient says it's been a long time since he believe in someone and tells them to leave, as he has nothing more for them.
Cypher demands a progress report from Kali who tells him that it was nothing but a useless meeting however the Ancient did disguise Shadow as one of Titan's soldiers. Cypher says that Shadow won't be allowed near Titan, but there is tournament going on, the winner of which will be promoted to "Faceless", Titan's elite soldiers. This would be a good opportunity for Shadow to reach Titan. Shadow agrees to fight at the Incubator Tournament. The Incubator is also the hatching place for warriors that Titan had been breeding. After Shadow defeats a number of the fighters at the Incubator, Cypher radios Shadow and informs him that Shroud has become insane. He has learned this information by intercepting messages from Justice, a warrior personally sent by Titan to neutralize Shroud and capture Shadow. After winning some more rounds of the tournament, Cypher again informs Shadow that Shroud has become even more unstable. When Shadow wins the tournament, he receives news that Shroud has broken into the Hideout and has taken on the entire force of warriors, all of whom are powerless against him. Cypher alerts Shadow of this crisis while he is locked in his panic room, trying to come up with a solution.
Shroud holds Cypher and the others at ransom, demanding that Shadow fight him. Shadow agrees to the challenge. He has improved immensely since their first encounter and manages to defeat Shroud with little difficulty. Shroud then discloses that he is not under Titan's mind control and that all his actions were carried out of his own free will. He believes that Titan's conquest and rule saves the worlds from destroying themselves. Suddenly Justice appears. Interrupting the dialogue, she orders that Shroud be placed in the Incubator's feeding tube to "serve as nutrition for a new generation of Titan's military". Afterwards, Justice recognizes Shadow as an extraordinary fighter and commends his style, saying that despite his disguise she knew who he was all along.
Chapter 3 Edit
Justice then reveals her true identity: she is none other than May. Completely under Titan's control, her eyes are now white like a demon's. She asks Shadow if he wishes to take Titan's place. Then she sees Kali and thinking that Shadow had already moved on and found a new "girlfriend", she says that Titan was right about him all along. Shadow isn't saving the world. All he wants is "chicks" and "power". Kali rebukes May and tells her that she is nothing but Shadow's liaison officer and that Shadow had come across the Gates for May. Cypher interrupts, revealing that he had now activated the Hideout's defense circuit, effectively trapping May. She realizes that she has been tricked and threatens that Titan would kill them all. Cypher states that May lost her mind because of Titan and as long as Titan holds grip over her she'll remain like that.
Shadow and Kali go to Titan's Citadel with the hopes of defeating him but they are attacked by a group of Scavengers - prisoners on whom Titan conducted horrible experiments. They can sense the shadow energy which makes up Shadow's body and are attracted towards its smell. One by one Shadow defeats the Scavengers. The pair then proceeds to enter the citadel but are surprised to find Titan inside, already waiting for them. Titan tells them that there have been people before who had survived the Gates of Shadows but none of them have been as strong as Shadow. Shadow then battles Titan's bodyguards. After their defeat Titan admits that he was surprised that Shadow was victorious against his bodyguards. Titan is very impressed and says that Shadow is incredible, his capability unimaginable. To test Shadow's limits he summons May which surprise to Kali. May reveals that she killed her captors back at the hideout and managed to escape which enrages Kali who abuses her. May tells her to restrict herself and challenges Shadow to fight. She taunts him by saying that she doubts Shadow can win as she knows all his fighting styles. After a challenging fight Shadow defeats her and Titan's control over May breaks. Kali tells May to go back through the Gates, saying that after freeing her Shadow has only one thing left to do - fight Titan. Although reluctant at first, May finally leaves.
The final battle begins. Titan goads Shadow by saying that after Shadow loses he will let him live only long enough to witness his vast empire. He makes the mistake of underestimating Shadow and holds back, making simple attacks with his Desolator, which gives Shadow the upper hand. After Shadow wins the first round, Titan activates his shield which blocks one incoming damage then deactivates itself until charged. He uses his extendable arm to catch Shadow and magic to grab and choke him. Despite everything Shadow prevails. As Titan's suit starts to explode Shadow dashes back towards the Gates.
On the other side, an anxious May awaits his return. As the Gates begin to crumble she spots a silhouetted figure emerging from the dust and rubble - Shadow has not only managed to avoid the explosion and return through the Gates, he has also got his physical body back. Shadow has also won the Eternals' Sphere from Titan. The two hug and then decide to return home while a mysterious slithering shadow is seen following them.
Characters Introduced In Act VII Edit
New Equipment And ItemsEdit
- Kali becomes Sly's replacement in Act VII, taking over all of his usual speaking roles during the Interlude.
- At the first encounter with Shroud (after entering the Gates of Shadows), it is nearly impossible to defeat him, no matter how powerful the player's weapon is. His attack power is too strong and his armor is too defensive; even if the player do manage to survive the battle, the player will never be able to deal enough damage to beat him within 99 seconds.
- Titan's soldiers in Incubator are named after gemstones.
- Act VII is longer compared to the previous Acts, due to it being divided by Chapters.
- Act VII is the only Act that does not have any Challengers.
- The soldiers at the Chapter 3 Survival do not use magic.