The only entrance to the Corrupted Future is a portal in The Artificer's room in the Tower of Time HQ, activated with the Demon Crown. However, this portal is destroyed after completing the Abomination chase sequence.
The Corrupted Future is filled with mutated blue-gray rock formations with a scaly texture. The formations are covered in holes, tube-like structures, and tentacles. Shiny purple papules decorate tree-like formations and a few other random areas. Large yellow eyes with red irises and black bowtie-shaped pupils are integrated into many walls of the Corrupted Future. The bottom of the Corrupted Future is filled with a river of flowing purple liquid.
In the mist-covered background is an ocean filled with towering shadowy tentacles that constantly wriggle around, shadowy human-shaped figures raining from the sky and into the ocean, and a shattered moon in the upper-left corner of a dark starry sky.
Magic Fireflies are scattered around in various places, and some are trapped in spherical chunks of amber. When the Magic Fireflies are attacked, they reveal the 8-bit era in a rectangle around themselves, displaying architecture and the background from the 8-bit Tower of Time.
- After trekking through the entirety of the Corrupted Future, Ninja reaches the Key of Courage.
- Below the metal ring just before the Key of Courage is a flat round rock with a crescent moon symbol, covered in corruption. This is a reference to The Shopkeeper's story in the Tower of Time.
- If the player Rope Darts the metal ring just before the Key of Courage and immediately deploys the Wingsuit, they can collect the Music Note and fall into the ocean to die, which skips the Abomination chase sequence. This is a common speedrunning trick.
- For the main article, see Achievements.
|Well, That Was Unsightly|
Survive the Corrupted Future chase
Interactive Locations Map
|Locations in The Messenger|
|Messenger Island||Ninja Village • Autumn Hills • Forlorn Temple • Catacombs • Bamboo Creek • Howling Grotto • Quillshroom Marsh • Searing Crags • Glacial Peak • Tower of Time • Cloud Ruins • Underworld • Dark Cave • Rivière Turquoise • Sunken Shrine • Elemental Skylands • Corrupted Future • Music Box|
|Voodkin Island||Open Sea • Voodkin Shore • Fire Mountain • Voodoo Heart|
|Miscellaneous Locations||The Shop • Tower of Time HQ • The Craftsman's Corner • The Void|