Into the Future is the second saga in The Battle Cats and is unlocked after clearing Chapter 1 of Empire of Cats. This mode contains 3 additional chapters, with 48 levels in each once again. This mode also introduces Timed Score Rewards, in which you gain bonus rewards depending on how quickly you complete a stage.
The main gimmick of this saga is the debut of
Alien Enemies; they are extremely strong, don't give much cash, and have a 700% strength magnification by default, which can only be reduced by the anti-Alien Crystals you may obtain as Treasure.
The deployment cost for
Cat Units is that of Legend Stages and EoC Chapter 2, which means you pay 1.5x for the base price of a unit.
In Into the Future, the
Cats have time traveled from Empire of Cats to 29XX, when hostile Aliens have invaded every country on Earth. After putting the Alien invasion to a halt, it is revealed that a rocket is being built by the Cats, alluding to Cats of the Cosmos. Unlike Empire of Cats, the English and Japanese versions of Into the Future take place across the same locations.
It is the future...
1st April, 29XX
On that day, Aliens came to this planet.
But, hey, what's this? Was it just bad timing?
The people of Earth brushed the visitors off like weirdos.
Their revenge on the humans who ignored them took many forms:
Sinking Japan... Psychic activity... Mind-control implants... Floating cities... Reality television... Unspeakable probing...
Sure, some guys weren't too happy. But lets not worry about that.
Oh yeah, by the way: I've been an alien from space all along.
The changes we made to earth creatures are the symbol of our rule. Lately, you see guys on the street with THAT growing from their head.
Earth has no words to explain what THAT is.
You'd definitely die of embarrassment if you tried to describe THAT.
A real gentleman would never dare mention THAT in public.
That's how awfully shocking THAT is.
Anyhow, I've got 8 of THAT growing on my head.
We had just about invaded every country in the world, but then... some really troublesome guys appeared without warning.
Their name is... Cat Army.
We heard they'd conquered the past... and now they came to invade our future.
There's just one thing I want to say to the Cat Army:
♪Aliens aren't so bad after all♪
Well, it is true that we sunk Japan...
Well, lets not waste any more time. On to the greatest showdown:
ALIEN vs CAT
And so... the Alien empire fell before the power of the Cat Army.
A new world has emerged: of the Cats, by the Cats, for the Cats! This life will surely become even more punishing and cruel! Aaagh!
Well, that's what I thought.
But... In the end, nothing really changed.
Well, if I have to say something. Cats star in a lot more TV dramas these days.
That's pretty much it.
Now we have lots of cute "big sister" characters on TV. Aliens became less trendy so we don't get parts anymore.
Hey, do you remember THAT? Well, pushing and pulling on THAT is the new comedy boom.
Oh, one more thing.
I just got back from drinking with the Cats...
They were a little tipsy, but they seemed very interested in our planet.
I was cornered for over an hour... They kept asking things like: "Is there Cat Food over there?"
They were so persistent I finally just said, "Yeah, sure!"
Suddenly their eyes were gleaming with childlike joy.
I hear they're building a rocket now.
Do you think...? No, there's no way...
Anyhow... Congratulations to The Battle Cats!
Thank You Battle Cats!
Onward into an endless universe!!!
T H E E N D
Chapter 1: Time Enough for Cats
Aliens in this chapter have a strength magnification of 100%. Other enemies' buffs vary but are generally comparable to early
Stories of Legend. The final boss of this chapter is
Cli-One, with a wave of Alien peons. Players receive 50
Cat Food and unlock additional Cat Combos upon completion. Completing this chapter also unlocks
Cats of the Cosmos. Obtaining all Superior Treasures in this chapter awards 1,500,000 XP.
Chapter 2: Alien Intrigue - A Maiden's Revenge
Aliens introduced in this chapter have a strength magnification of 100%.
Old Aliens not introduced in this chapter have a strength magnification of 250%. Other enemies' buffs are comparable to
sub-chapter 20 or so. The final boss of this chapter is
Corrupted Valkyrie, with a stronger wave of Alien peons. Players receive 50 Cat Food and unlock
Valkyrie Cat's True Form upon completion. She gains a ~50% attack boost, and a 35% chance to freeze all enemies (except Metal) for 2 seconds. Completing this chapter also unlocks another set of Cat Combos.
Obtaining all Superior Treasures in this chapter awards 2,000,000 XP.
Chapter 3: The Ancients Arise: Take Back Earth!
Aliens introduced in this chapter have a strength magnification of 100%-300%.
Old Aliens not introduced in this chapter have a strength magnification of 500%-1,000%. Other enemies' buffs are around
sub-chapter 27 levels. The final boss of this chapter is
Raging Bahamut Cat, with an even stronger wave of Alien peons. Players receive 100 Cat Food and unlock
Bahamut Cat's True Form upon completion. He becomes more of a kamikaze unit, with extraordinarily high DPS, insane movement speed and much more frequent attacks. However, his range is greatly reduced in this form. Completing this chapter also unlocks
Talents, NP, Talent Orbs and another set of Cat Combos. Obtaining all Superior Treasures in this chapter awards 2,500,000 XP.
Main article: Zombie Outbreaks
Into the Future Stages and Treasures
Attacks against unstarred Aliens are much more powerful!
Attacks against unstarred Aliens are much more powerful!
Your Cat Base's defense is increased!
Cat Cannon recharge time is decreased.
The Great Abyss
Deep Sea Water
Cat Cannon attacks are now more powerful!
Double Decker Bus
Formula One Car
Abilities used on Black enemies are more effective!
Abilities used on Red enemies are more effective!
Abilities used on Floating enemies are more effective!
Bag of Emeralds
Abilities used on Angel enemies are more effective!
Energy recovery speed is increased!
Maximum energy total increased!
Note: Void Fruit, Blood Fruit, Sky Fruit and Heaven's Fruit improve effects used against the specified enemy's type:
They increase the duration of
"Slow", "Freeze" and "Weaken" effects. They increase the distance of the
"Massive Damage" and " Insane Damage" units have their damage increased even further against that type of enemies.
"Resistant" and "Insanely Tough" units take decreased damage received from that type of enemies even further.
"Strong Against" units have their damage increased even further against that type of enemy, and decreases damage received from that type of enemies even further. "Dodge Attack" and "Curse" are not affected.
Treasure for more information on each Treasure.
Clear all stages in "Time Enough For Cats"!
(Complete the final stage of Into the Future Ch. 1)
50 Cat Food
Get all Superior
Treasure from Future Ch. 1
Clear all stages in "Alien Intrigue"!
(Complete the final stage of Into the Future Ch. 2)
50 Cat Food
Get all Superior Treasure from Future Ch. 2
Clear all stages in "The Ancients Arise"!
(Complete the final stage of Into the Future Ch. 3)
100 Cat Food
Get all Superior Treasure from Future Ch. 3
Get the treasure of Now!
Try "Empire of Cats" first!
Collecting more Treasure powers up your Cats!
Getting treasure is key to "Into the Future"!
Prepare well before trying Future/Legend stages!
Get treasures from Empire of Cats first!
All treasure collected! Niiiiice!
Try to get all treasures from Empire of Cats!
Treasure Festival on now!!
Treasure drop rate raised! Now's the time go for it!
Power up your army in Empire of Cats first!
The Future has lots of super tough enemies!
Take on "Into the Future"!
Getting all Treasures is the key to victory!
Get all treasures from the Future chapters!
Unlock new CatCombos by clearing Chapter 2!
Gather treasure so you can clear Chapter 2!
Clear Ch. 3 and get a special unit!
Chapter 3 awaits!
Gather treasure so you can clear Chapter 3!
Clear Ch. 3 and unlock new CatCombos!
Getting treasure is key to a successful strategy!
Congrats on clearing Ch. 3 of Into the Future!!
Get all treasures from earlier Future chapters!
Cats now rule Time and Space! Congrats!
Half-Energy Event!! On now in Ch. 1!
Play stages in Ch. 1 for 1/2 Energy cost!
Half-Energy Event!! On now in Ch. 2!
Play stages in Ch. 2 for 1/2 Energy cost!
Half-Energy Event!! On now in Ch. 3!
Play stages in Ch. 3 for 1/2 Energy cost!
Half-Energy Event!! On now in Ch. 1 + 2!
Stages in Ch. 1 or 2 cost 1/2 Energy!
Half-Energy Event!! On now in Ch. 1 + 3!
Stages in Ch. 1 or 3 cost 1/2 Energy!
Half-Energy Event!! On now in Ch. 2 + 3!
Stages in Ch. 2 or 3 cost 1/2 Energy!
Half-Energy Event!! On now!
Stages cost 50% Energy! More battles!!! Let's go!
Zombie Outbreaks appearing in Ch. 1!
Zombie Outbreaks appearing in Ch. 2!
Zombie Outbreaks appearing in Ch. 3!
Zombie Outbreaks in Chapters 1 and 2!
Zombie Outbreaks in Chapters 1 and 3!
Zombie Outbreaks in Chapters 2 and 3!
Zombie Outbreaks EVERYWHERE!
Get all treasures from Empire of Cats chapters!
Clear Future Ch. 2 to earn a powerful Cat!
Get all treasures from Into the Future chapters!
Getting all treasures that's the trick!
Get Ch. 3 treasures for cool rewards!
Half-Off Energy Only Now!
Zombie Outbreak in Ch. 1!
Zombie Outbreak in Ch. 2!
Zombie Outbreak in Ch. 3!
Zombies in Ch. 1 & 2!
Zombies in Ch. 1 & 3!
Zombies in Ch. 2 & 3!
Zombies in all Chapters!
Time Machine bears some resemblance to the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future, as it has wheels that turn sideways like in the 2nd movie and rocket thrusters in the back.
China, Jamaica and the Moon are the only stages to retain their positions from Empire of Cats, being respectively the 3rd, 36th and 48th locations visited in both campaigns.
Maldives and Hawaii are the only locations visited in Empire of Cats to not appear in Into the Future, since Floating Continent and The Great Abyss weren't in Empire of Cats, so some levels had to be replaced. Ironically, none of the
enemy bases from Into the Future are present in its main menu background. On the far right of Into the Future's main menu background, you can see a freighter base which doesn't appear in any stage.
Some of the crop circles on Into the Future's map are shaped like the aliens from . Space Invaders
The Into the Future background for the
Full map of Into the Future
A teaser for Into the Future