Through a Wes Anderson-style stop-motion trailer, publisher Game Science has announced the release date for the upcoming action RPG Black Myth: Wukong. A game that looks a bit like Elden Ring if set in Chinese mythology.
We can expect Black Myth: Wukong to launch sometime in the middle of 2024. It may seem like a long time to those still preparing for 2022, but in reality, it’s only been 18 months. That’s not all long, unless you’re a rabbit.
That’s the Game Science spin that’s putting everything on with the Black Myth: Wukong release window trailer. The animated video shows a bunny spending his life waiting for the game. Look, it’s a defiant interpretation, and you should just watch it to see what I’m talking about.
While it’s clear from the trailer that Black Myth: Wukong is coming to PC, Game Science has yet to confirm which console the title will come to. Hopefully, we’ll see Black Myth on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S because the game is coming to “other major streaming consoles” under Game Science Website (opens in a new tab).
Black Myth: Wukong takes place in an oriental-inspired fantasy world where you’ll play the legendary character Wukong as you travel across desolate and unforgiving places, defeating enemies in imagine. Inspired by the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West, Wukong will meet many strange and mythical characters on his way.
Although the new trailer only features a gameplay trailer, in 2020, Game Science announced Black Myth with 13 minutes of in-game footage (opens in a new tab). New clip like Elen’s ring in its tired and gray landscape; we get to see Wukong fighting what looks like a giant tiger wielding a menacing longsword. In this short fight, it seems that the best way to take down this tiger is to attack it and then get out of there before it gets hit. In this sense, attacks also mimic the Elden Ring in the style of attack and dodge combat.
Inspired by Chinese mythology and world re-creation of Journey to the West, a fantasy epic in the style of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, we can expect a majestic setting filled with strange monsters. Exploring these stories in an RPG will allow us to get up close and personal with those monsters, for better or worse: there’s a giant fleshy spider somewhere in there, and Honestly, it freaked me out.
A long time to come
Although to me it doesn’t seem like 2024 is too long to wait, that may be because I’ve only just learned about Black Legends. The project has been in development since 2011; Game Science took 12 years of hard work to achieve this.
Game Science is about the struggles to complete this epic quest on Black Legend: Wukong’s information page (opens in a new tab); it questions whether it’s done enough work or even if it’s even worth it. “During countless nights of overtime, burnout, we half-jokingly wondered – how important is that?” game science said.
Fortunately, Game Science has faith in its long-awaited RPG and is speeding up progress towards its expected release date of 2024. In the meantime, we have can sit back and wait for more news about Wukong and where he is going next.