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When is the release date for Black Myth: Wukong? Answered

Don't expect it soon.

Black Myth: Wukong is a highly anticipated action RPG based on the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. It’s being developed by Chinese developers at Game Science and will be made using Unreal Engine 5. Chinese landscape and iconography are baked into the aesthetics of Black Myth; it is almost as if the text of Journey to the West came to life. Black Myth has been in development for several years now and Game Science has released multiple trailers full of gameplay footage, one of which includes a release window the devs hope they can reach.

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When is the release date for Black Myth: Wukong?

Game Science aims to release the full game sometime in 2023 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Based on the footage revealed so far, Black Myth appears to be a Souls-like title. It has some dark aesthetics, with a lot of dreary imagery like snow-covered bodies. Black Myth will rely on precise attack coordination, just like Dark Souls, forcing players to time their hits and dodges.

Not much of the story for Black Myth: Wukong has been revealed at this time. The game takes place sometime in the 16th Century, and the main playable character is a person that looks just like the monkey warrior Wukong from Journey to the West. The main playable protagonist is traveling across the Chinese landscape, fighting against dangerous demons, and is even shown fighting a flying dragon.

Journey to the West is a Chinese epic that was released back in the 16th century. The novel centered around a monk trekking across the road between China and India to obtain sacred texts. He is joined in his journey by several extraordinary beings, including a shape-shifting pig and a monkey prince. Journey to the West is one of the most influential texts within Asia, with multiple adaptations and influences. It is possible the story of Black Myth: Wukong is partially based on the Chinese epic, with Wukong’s goal in the game potentially being to travel across China to find the sacred scrolls.

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