Developer Game Science released a short film in celebration of the Lunar New Year announcing the upcoming action RPG Black Myth: Wukong will launch in summer 2024. Additional details were not revealed. Black Myth: Wukong will launch for “all mainstream consoles and PC.” In Black Myth: Wukong, players take the role of the monkey king Sun Wukong, and follow his adventures with his signature staff Ruyi Jingu Bang.
The game’s details via its website can be seen below:
A whole new adventure awaits. Lock ‘n load. Brace yourself for excitement.
What matters most is to embark on a new journey.
As content creators, we’ve been struggling in this industry, since it is hard to hold back from expressing our true selves.
Why do so many player characters in Legends of 100 Heroes look like Yaoguai instead? Why is the most valuable resource in Art of War: Red Tides named “Soul Essence”? Most players might have no idea what hides from them. But we always remember.
So how could we forget Journey to the West? How could we forget all the regrets remained from 500 years ago?
May you retain an innocent heart like Wukong, after overcoming 81 challenges.
We depict this Eastern superhero’s epic with a devoted heart.
The story of Wukong tells more than just about Wukong himself. The monkey plays the lead role for sure, but he still is just a small part of the whole vivid world.
There are plenty of intriguing characters and thought-provoking dialogues in Journey to the West, not to mention the veiled darkness. We applaud when Wukong defeats those so-called “villains,” but who are they really? Why do they go against our heroes? Cunning fairies, brutal monsters, amorous lords, or coward gods… We are curious about their fear and love, goodwill and hatred, obsessions and daily life.
In virtue of high-quality graphics, sufficient details, immersive combat, and a great storyline, we are able to bring that Eastern fantasy world to life in our heart, instead of only picturing a few major characters. This is a wide, wild, romantic world, suffused with fantasy and mystery, yet still seeming truly real. Black Myth: Wukong is our first attempt to create this ultimate fictional universe.
The dark night has given us piercing eyes, we will use them to discover our destiny.
The banner stands. The soul of Yaoguai would be free!
Six years ago, on April Fool’s Day by chance, we determined to develop a major video game. Another six years before that, we fiercely argued about where Sun Wukong headed to after his Buddhahood. Twelve years in total, the commitment we made became malarkey in the end.
On countless nights of working overtime, exhaustedly, we asked ourselves half-jokingly—how much did it matter whether Game Science exists or not? Had any game we developed provided this world with more fun? Had any story, character, or gameplay we ever made inspired you, the player? We must confess, we ourselves know the answer neither.
However, we have faith in our new project, which arouses our own feelings first and foremost, and could also touch those who share the same thoughts. Black Myth: Wukong, an action–adventure game themed around the legendary Chinese novel Journey to the West, is the newest answer from Game Science.