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Action RPG Black Myth: Wukong Releases August 20th

Black Myth: Wukong logo and protagonist

Black Myth: Wukong is another game that checks a lot of boxes in what we are looking for this time of year. Snappy cinematic cutscenes? Go on. Fearsome-looking lead character, decked out in full armour? You have my attention. Said character pulls a small, magically enlargeable staff out of his… ear, and looks ready to throw down? I mean, sure!

We’ve already seen a lot of games use various methods to make themselves stand out, and sure, maybe we haven’t seen a ton of gameplay footage yet for a game due out in just two months, but Black Myth: Wukong looks like some awesome lovechild between a Souls-like and The Planet of the Apes. We have got to see how this plays out.

Check out the latest trailer below, an overview of the game via Steam, as well as some of the most recent screenshots.

Black Myth: Wukong Overview

Black Myth: Wukong is an action RPG rooted in Chinese mythology. The story is based on Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. You shall set out as the Destined One to venture into the challenges and marvels ahead, to uncover the obscured truth beneath the veil of a glorious legend from the past.

Explore a Land of Vast Wonders

“A world unseen, where wonders gleam,
And with each stride, a new scene streams.”

Enter a fascinating realm filled with the wonders and discoveries of ancient Chinese mythology! As the Destined One, you shall traverse an array of breathtaking and distinctive landscapes from the classic tale, composing an epic of adventure that is seen anew.

Confront Mighty Foes, Old and New

“Heroic Monkey, might and fame,
Adversaries rise, to test his name.”

One of the major highlights of Journey to the West is its diverse cast of adversaries, each with their unique strengths. As the Destined One, you will encounter powerful foes and worthy rivals throughout your journey. Fearlessly engage them in epic battles where surrender is not an option.

Temper Your Mastery of Varied Spells

“Spells unbound, talents in play,
Unleashed abilities seize the day.”

Spells, transformations, and magic vessels of all manifestations, in which some counteract while others amplify, have long been iconic combat elements of Chinese mythology. As the Destined One, aside from mastering various staff techniques, you can also freely combine different spells, abilities, weapons, and equipment to find a winning strategy that best suits your combat style.

Discover Heartfelt Tales Behind Every Facade

“Within all souls, both wild and tame,
There thrives a tale of life’s fierce flame.”

Beneath the ferocity and craftiness of your foes lies an engaging tapestry of their origins, personalities, and motivations waiting to be revealed. As the Destined One, you will uncover the stories behind a variety of characters, delving beyond your battles with them to taste the love, hate, greed, and fury they once held and still carry within.

Black Myth: Wukong launches worldwide on August 20th for PlayStation 5 and PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store). Digital standard and deluxe editions will cost you $59.99 USD and $69.99 respectively. PC players can also pre-order physical Deluxe ($169) and Collector’s ($399) editions of Black Myth: Wukong. Unfortunately, Xbox Series X|S owners will have to wait for news on the release date on their platform.

Black Myth: Wukong Images

Black Myth: Wukong Digital, Deluxe, and Collector’s Editions

We know what you’re thinking, but we promise, there’s no “monkeying” around over here. Our team is hard at work getting you all the RPG news you need to know from all the showcases and reveals this month, so keep those bananas peeled and those eyes on the RPGFan main page!

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Kyle Cantelon

Kyle Cantelon

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