Japan is the 1st stage of Into the Future. The next stage is Korea (Into the Future).

This stage introduces Shibalien.

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Into the Future - Stage 1
Information
Chapter 1
Energy: 30
Enemy's Castle Health: 4000 HP
Enemies: - Doge (200%)
- Snache (200%)
- Those Guys (200%)
Enemy Boss: - Shibalien (Alien) (100%)
Treasure: EN: Home Electronics

JP: ちょんまげ (Topknot)

Score Rewards: 8500: Cat Food +10

5000: Cat CPU +1

XP earned: 1000
Stage Width: 4000
Max number of Enemies: 5


Caution to Newcomers

Into the Future introduces the Alien class of enemies, which have their stats magnified to 700% of their base values when you first start. Each time you complete the Aqua Crystal and Plasma Crystal treasure sets, Alien enemies will have their magnifications reduced by a certain percentage depending on the amount of Inferior, Normal, or Superior treasures you have collected. If you have collected all Superior treasures, each of the crystals will reduce the magnification of Aliens by 100%, making it so that, upon completing both Superior treasure sets in all three chapters, the magnification of Aliens will revert back to just 100%, their base stats.

It is generally recommended that you only attempt Into the Future AFTER you finish Empire of Cats Chapter 3, even though it is unlocked after you conquer Chapter 1 Moon. The jump in difficulty can be drastic if you do not have very many cat levels and Alien units are very unforgiving at first.

Battleground

Doge, Snache and Those Guys appear as peons.

After hitting the enemy base, Shibalien comes out as the main threat.

Strategy

For all Chapters - Since it's the first stage of ItF, it's relatively easy: Even if the Shibalien overpowers your troops, it has a moderate attack rate and single-target attack, meaning:

Once the Shibalien is dead, the remaining peons pose no threat and you can claim victory.

Zombie Outbreak

Battleground

Zoge, Znache and Those Guys appear as peons.

Upon hitting the base, Zackie Peng, Zroco and Shibalien appear as major threats.

Strategy

Just like other Outbreak stages, you will want to meatshield as soon as possible so the first set of Zombie peons burrow under them. Then, send out any heavy hitters or Z-Killers to start finishing them off. Once you start to push towards the base, you can spawn anti-Alien units to help deal with the Shibaliens.

The stage is very straightforward, but if you are having trouble, go back and collect treasures from EoC and any from ITF that you can manage, especially anti-Zombie or anti-Alien treasures.

Japan is the 1st stage of Into the Future. The next stage is Korea (Into the Future).

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Into the Future - Stage 1
Information
Chapter 1
Energy: 40
Enemy's Castle Health: 6000 HP
Enemies: - Doge (400%)
- Snache (400%)
- Those Guys (400%)
Enemy Boss: - Shibalien (Alien) (250%)
Treasure: EN: Home Electronics

JP: ちょんまげ (Topknot)

Score Rewards: 9000: Cat Food +10

7000: Cat CPU +1

XP earned: 1000
Stage Width: 4000
Max number of Enemies: 5


Battleground

Doge, Snache and Those Guys appear as peons.

After hitting the enemy base, Shibalien comes out as the main threat.

Strategy

Same as the previous chapter.

Zombie Outbreak

Zoge, Znache, and The Thrillerz appear as peons.

Shibalien and Zackie Peng appear as the main threats.

This stage introduces The Thrillerz.

Battleground

Zombie peons spawn early with The Thrillerz spawning about every 10-15 seconds.

Enemies have boosted stats, spawn more often, and The Thrillerz have been added to provide less money and shake things up with their double-burrow.

The Thrillerz are a zombie version of Those Guys, and make their first appearance in Chapter 2 ItF Outbreaks. They will burrow twice when reaching your cats, each for 500f (16.667 seconds). Spawning units on cooldown should keep them from being a problem.

Strategy

Basic Zombie stage strategy applies here: Z-Killers, freeze them if possible, 3-4 meatshields, etc. Just be careful of The Thrillerz burrowing twice, they can sneak right up to your base if you don't have Omnistrike units or units on reserve. Up to three Zackie Pengs can stack up at once, so be sure you have a sizable stack of attackers (they don't have to be Z-Killers) before hitting the base.

Japan is the 1st stage of Into the Future. The next stage is Korea (Into the Future).

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Into the Future - Stage 1
Information
Chapter 1
Energy: 50
Enemy's Castle Health: 8000 HP
Enemies: - Doge (800%)
- Snache (800%)
- Those Guys (800%)
- Shibalien (Alien) (500%)
Enemy Boss: - Doge (800%)
Treasure: EN: Home Electronics

JP: ちょんまげ (Topknot)

Score Rewards: 9000: Cat Food +10

7500: Cat CPU +1

XP earned: 1000
Stage Width: 4000
Max number of Enemies: 8


Battleground

Plays out similarly to the previous chapters, but three Shibaliens will spawn instead of one.

Strategy

Same as the previous chapters.

Zombie Outbreak

Zoge, Znache, and The Thrillerz appear as peons.

Zackie Peng and Shibalien appear as major threats.

Battleground

This is a buffed version of Chapter 2, you will probably not beat this on your first try despite it being the first stage.

Zackie Peng and Shibaliens start spawning at around 45 seconds, with a boss knockback.

The Shibaliens spawn in groups of 3 or 4 and at a fairly often rate.

Strategy

Very similar strategy to Chapters 1 and 2, but you're hit with about 3x as many enemies, so spam units on cooldown. Any area attackers or Z-Killers that you have acquired since Chapters 1 and 2 would be very helpful here. Anti-Alien attackers are also useful here, but the Shibaliens are a relatively minor problem compared to the zombies.

Always keep a spare Z-Killer/heavy hitter on reserve (or keep spawning your low-cost Z-Killers constantly), in case you start having problems with The Thrillerz. Overall this stage's gameplay is still fairly simple and very similar to Chapter 1 and 2 Outbreaks if you don't get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of enemies.

As the enemies hit pretty hard at this point, having as many treasures as possible is highly recommended.

Tips

  • The Treasure in this stage is a part of the Aqua Crystal, which reduces the stats of Alien enemies. This will make them deal less damage to your units and have less health.

Trivia

  • This level is most likely underwater because the intro to this chapter says the Aliens sunk Japan. However, on the in-game map, some of Japan appears above water.
  • The Enemy Base resamble Tokyo from the japanese version of The Battle Cat

Reference

Main Chapters
Empire of Cats (EN)
Energy Drink KoreaMongoliaChinaThailandCambodiaPhilippinesJapan
Giant Safe AustraliaSingaporeMaldivesIndia
Relativity Clock NepalDubaiSaudi ArabiaKenyaMadagascar
Philosopher's Stone South AfricaGhanaSaharaEgyptTurkeyRussiaGreece
Smart Material Wall ItalyMonacoSpain
Super Register FranceGermanyDenmark
Legendary Cat Shield NorwayUnited KingdomGreenland
Legendary Cat Sword CanadaNew YorkBermudaJamaicaColombiaBrazilArgentina
Energy Core Machu PicchuEaster IslandMexicoNASALas VegasHollywood
Turbo Machine Alaska
Management Bible HawaiiMoon
Special Zombie Outbreaks
Empire of Cats (JP)
Masculinity NagasakiSagaKagoshimaKumamotoMiyazakiOitaFukuoka
Gourmet KochiEhimeTokushimaKagawa
Tradition YamaguchiHiroshimaShimaneOkayamaShimatori
Comedian Outfit HyogoWakayamaOsakaKyotoNaraMieShiga
Crib FukuiIshikawaToyama
Greediness GifuAichiShizuoka
Snowscape YamanashiNaganoNiigata
Attractiveness KanagawaChibaTokyoSaitamaGunmaTochigiIbaraki
Spirit FukushimaMiyagiYamagataIwateAkitaAomori
Bigness Hokkaido
Southern Wind OkinawaIriomote
Special Zombie Outbreaks
Into the Future
Aqua Crystal JapanRussiaDenmarkSpainGreeceIndiaCambodiaAustralia
Plasma Crystal MadagascarEgyptSouth AfricaMachu PicchuMexicoAlaskaNew YorkBrazil
Ancient Tablet KoreaChinaMongolia
Mysterious Force The Great Abyss
Cosmic Energy NorwayUnited KingdomGermanyFranceMonaco
Void Fruit SaharaGhanaArgentinaEaster Island
Blood Fruit PhilippinesSingaporeKenyaSaudi Arabia
Sky Fruit ColombiaJamaicaHollywoodLas Vegas
Heaven's Fruit CanadaGreenlandNASABermuda
Time Machine ItalyTurkeyDubaiNepalThailand
Future Tech Floating ContinentMoon
Special Zombie Outbreaks
Cats of the Cosmos
Stellar Garnet EarthMarsJupiterSaturnVenus
Phoebe Beryl TritonPlutoRed RectangleEskimo NebulaCatseye Nebula
Lunar Citrine CanopusVegaAldebaranBetelgeuseDeneb
Ganymede Topaz BuutaraMoskandagCoronaSoba IVPlumpit
Callisto Amethyst AguhamSomolonAbabwaTitanSkelling
Titanium Fruit MercurySunUranusNeptune
Antimatter Fruit Egg NebulaCalabash NebulaAltairSirius
Enigma Fruit Cosmic LoungeSighter's StarKaiouMagellanic
Dark Matter DarararahThanxbyeMertozUrura
Neutrino GorigoriCrimson StarAndromeda The Big Bang
Mystery Mask BrotonN77 NebulaBlack Hole
Special Filibuster Invasion
The Battle Cats POP! - Chapter 1
Energy Drink KoreaMongoliaChinaThailandCambodiaPhilippinesJapan
Giant Safe AustraliaSingaporeMaldivesIndia
Relativity Clock NepalDubaiSaudi ArabiaKenyaMadagascar
Philosopher's Stone South AfricaGhanaSaharaEgyptTurkeyRussiaGreece
Smart Material Wall ItalyMonacoSpain
Super Register FranceGermanyDenmark
Legendary Cat Shield NorwayUnited KingdomGreenland
Legendary Cat Sword CanadaNew YorkBermudaJamaicaColombiaBrazilArgentina
Energy Core Machu PicchuEaster IslandMexicoNASALas VegasHollywood
Turbo Machine Alaska
Management Bible HawaiiMoon
The Battle Cats POP! - Chapter 2
Masculinity NagasakiSagaKagoshimaKumamotoMiyazakiOitaFukuoka
Gourmet KochiEhimeTokushimaKagawa
Tradition YamaguchiHiroshimaShimaneOkayamaShimatori
Comedian Outfit HyogoWakayamaOsakaKyotoNaraMieShiga
Crib FukuiIshikawaToyama
Greediness GifuAichiShizuoka
Snowscape YamanashiNaganoNiigata
Attractiveness KanagawaChibaTokyoSaitamaGunmaTochigiIbaraki
Spirit FukushimaMiyagiYamagataIwateAkitaAomori
Bigness Hokkaido
Southern Wind OkinawaIriomote
The Battle Cats POP! - Chapter 3
Sun's Blessing EarthMarsJupiterSaturnVenusMercurySun
Pit of Darkness UranusNeptuneTritonPluto
Proof of Life Red Rect.EskimoCat's EyeEgg NebulaCalabash
Bright Future AltairSiriusCanopusVegaAldebaranBetelgeuseDeneb
Awoken Rage Cosmic ClubSighter StarPlanet Kaiou
Hope of Mankind MagellanicBuutaraMoskandag
Ancient Relic CoronaYakisobaPlumstar
History Repeating DarararahThanxabunchMertozUruraAguhamSomolonAbabwa
Hero's Origin TeetanSkellingGorigoriBarotonCrimson StarN77 Nebula
Neutrinos Andromeda
Dark Matter Black HoleBig Bang
The Battle Cats Together! - Chapter 1
Masculinity NagasakiSagaKagoshimaKumamotoMiyazakiOitaFukuoka
Gourmet KochiEhimeTokushimaKagawa
Tradition YamaguchiHiroshimaShimaneOkayamaShimatori
Comedian Outfit HyogoWakayamaOsakaKyotoNaraMieShiga
Crib FukuiIshikawaToyama
Greediness GifuAichiShizuoka
Snowscape YamanashiNaganoNiigata
Attractiveness KanagawaChibaTokyoSaitamaGunmaTochigiIbaraki
Spirit FukushimaMiyagiYamagataIwateAkitaAomori
Bigness Hokkaido
Southern Wind OkinawaIriomote
The Battle Cats Together! - Chapter 2
Aqua Crystal JapanRussiaDenmarkSpainGreeceIndiaCambodiaAustralia
Plasma Crystal MadagascarEgyptSouth AfricaMachu PicchuMexicoAlaskaNew YorkBrazil
Ancient Tablet KoreaChinaMongolia
Mysterious Force The Great Abyss
Cosmic Energy NorwayUnited KingdomGermanyFranceMonaco
Void Fruit SaharaGhanaArgentinaEaster Island
Blood Fruit PhilippinesSingaporeKenyaSaudi Arabia
Sky Fruit ColombiaJamaicaHollywoodLas Vegas
Heaven's Fruit CanadaGreenlandNASABermuda
Time Machine ItalyTurkeyDubaiNepalThailand
Future Tech Floating ContinentMoon
The Battle Cats Together! - Chapter 3
Stellar Garnet EarthMarsJupiterSaturnVenus
Phoebe Beryl TritonPlutoRed RectangleEskimo NebulaCatseye Nebula
Lunar Citrine CanopusVegaAldebaranBetelgeuseDeneb
Ganymede Topaz BuutaraMoskandagCoronaSoba IVPlumpit
Callisto Amethyst AguhamSomolonAbabwaTitanSkelling
Titanium Fruit MercurySunUranusNeptune
Antimatter Fruit Egg NebulaCalabash NebulaAltairSirius
Enigma Fruit Cosmic LoungeSighter's StarKaiouMagellanic
Dark Matter DarararahThanxbyeMertozUrura
Neutrino GorigoriCrimson StarAndromeda The Big Bang
Mystery Mask BrotonN77 NebulaBlack Hole
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