Black Myth: Wukong, the upcoming Soulslike action-RPG from Chinese developer Game Science, made a big splash at Gamescom Opening Night Live last night, debuting its latest explosive trailer. Unlike previous trailers, this one revealed a lot more boss encounters, exploration and combat ripped right out of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, only given its own unique flavour thanks to its premise.
Black Myth: Wukong is a loose reimagining of the classic Chinese literature Journey to the West. Players assume the role of a monkey based on Sun Wukong, referred to in-game as “the Destined One.” The fast-paced combat might seem familiar to Souls veterans but some new ideas are being injected here to set the game apart – notably the tonal shifts between boss fights and the ability to transform into a flying insect or giant monster.
“We applaud when Wukong defeats those so-called ‘villains,’ but who are they indeed?” reads the game’s official website. “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, obsessiveness and daily life.”
It seems like there’s a lot of mystery surrounding the plot of Black Myth: Wukong and its main character. The new trailer doesn’t offer any more explanations for the story so we’ll just have to wait for the full release to find out. On that note, the trailer wasn’t accompanied by a release date though it’s currently set to launch sometime in summer 2024 for current-gen consoles and PC.
Black Myth: Wukong was first announced over three years ago and has since released a few gameplay trailers, including RTX gameplay footage. We’re closer to the game’s release now, though, so hopefully we’ll get a release date sooner rather than later. If you’re curious about more upcoming Soulslike games to scratch that Elden Ring itch, keep these five games on your radar.
Black Myth: Wukong launches in 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out the new trailer below:
Source: Black Myth