Tencent Games is not a company known for self-publishing games outside of China (they usually do it through subsidiaries such as Garena and Epic Games), but things are about to change with the upcoming anime-style mobile RPG, Alchemy Stars. Announced a few months ago, Alchemy Stars will enter Closed Beta in Japan soon before a global rollout.
Another surprising thing is that Alchemy Stars is from a rather unknown team, TourDogStudio. Other than having over 80 characters and different factions, a very important strategic part of combat is the element of the battlefield grids. Each character is attached with an element, and the same goes for each colored grids. Prepare for some crazy elemental weakness battles!
Tencent Games claimed that it is aiming for a simultaneous global launch for Alchemy Stars, including Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. We are not really sure if this will happen in the end, but stay tuned for more updates on Alchemy Stars!