Sun Wukong Game Official Trailer
Sun Wukong Game-A 12-minute 44-second (!) gameplay trailer released by IGN on YouTube recently showed how Black Myth: Wukong runs on Unreal Engine 5 at 4K/60FPS.
It is based on the classic 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West and revolves around Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King.
Chinese gamers will likely embrace Black Myth: Wukong out of nostalgia for Journey to the West and Sun Wukong. Meanwhile, Western gamers unfamiliar with the fantasy-adventure story will have the chance to become acquainted with a central character in one of China’s ‘Four Classic Novels’ by playing the game.
It appears the game will have a darker slant than its source material, with the mythical Monkey King facing off against zombie-like creatures, a dragon, demonic creatures, and a host of terrifying giant monsters.
Wukong is the evil monkey in the black myth
The latest gameplay trailer for Black Myth: Wukong features an evil monkey. Screengrab from YouTube.
It appears they have taken some creative liberties with Sun’s mythology, but the results look incredible. According to Game Science, this is their first attempt to create a fictional fantasy universe based on Chinese folklore.
Black Myth: Wukong’s crisp graphics and complex storyline showcases in a 13-minute pre-alpha gameplay video released last year. Over tens of millions of people viewed the footage, which generated heightened interest among international gamers.
A more manageable three-minute trailer was released in February 2021, showing Sun facing off against human-sized rats and a behemoth ox. (Would it be crazy to suggest the game has a subtle Chinese lunar zodiac theme?)
Six months after the last preview, this latest trailer showcases Nvidia’s ray-tracing and deep learning super sampling (DLSS) technologies.
The snowy landscape featured in the new video was praised by PC Gamer for its “impressive use of engine and hardware technology.”
IGN reports that the game has been in development since 2018 and will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows. The goal is to offer at least 15 hours of gameplay.