Via a Wes Anderson-esque stop-motion trailer, publisher Game Science has announced the release window for its upcoming action-RPG Black Myth: Wukong. A game that would resemble Elden Ring if it was set in Chinese mythology.
We can expect Black Myth: Wukong to launch in mid-2024. That might sound like a while to those who still have their 2022 cap, but in reality, it’s only 18 months. Which isn’t that long, unless you’re a rabbit.
That spin game science is putting things on hold with the Black Myth: Wukong release window trailer. In the animated video it is shown that a rabbit spends its whole life waiting for game. Look, it’s kind of beyond explanation, and you should 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 still hasn’t confirmed which console the title is coming to. Hopefully, we’ll see the PS5 or Xbox Series X | S as the game is coming to “other major main-stream consoles,” according to Game Science’s website. (opens in new tab),
Black Myth: Wukong takes place in an oriental-inspired fantasy world, where you will take on the role of the legendary character Wukong as you move around the desolate and unforgiving landscape defeating imaginary enemies. Inspired by the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West, Wukong will meet many strange and mythical characters along his way.
While the new trailer only features a snippet of gameplay, Game Science announces Black Myth in 2020 13 minutes of in-game footage (opens in new tab), The new clip resembles the Eldon Ring in its weary and grayscale landscape; We can see Wukong fighting what looks like a giant tiger who uses a dangerous long sword. In this short fight, it looks like the best way to take this tiger down is to strike it and get out of there before it hits. In this sense, the attacks also mimic the Elden Ring in hit-and-evade fighting style.
Inspired by Chinese myth and recreating the world of Journey to the West, a fantasy epic in the vein of Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey, we can expect a humongous landscape filled with strange monsters. Exploring these stories in an RPG will let us get up close and personal with those monsters, for good and ill: There’s a giant meaty spider out there somewhere, and honestly, it’s already giving me the creeps.
long time coming
To me, it seems like 2024 isn’t too long to wait, which may be because I’ve only just learned about Black Myth. The project has been in development since 2011; To overcome this, game science has to work hard for 12 years.
Game Science talks about the struggles of completing this monumental task on Black Myth: Wukong’s info page (opens in new tab), It calls into question whether it worked well enough or even if it was worth it at all. “On countless nights working overtime, exhausted, we asked ourselves half-jokingly – how much did it matter?” It’s called game science.
Luckily Game Science has faith in its long-awaited RPG and is moving forward in full force to hit the targeted release window in 2024.