Black Myth: Wukong Continues To Impress In Latest Gamescom Trailer

It's monkey business as usual in this new look at Black Myth: Wukong.

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Black Myth: Wukong has resurfaced at Gamescom Opening Night Live, bringing with it a new trailer that shows off more of the game's magical folklore action.

This latest look at Black Myth: Wukong strikes an eerie mood from the very start, as a headless musician plays a tune. We see the game's titular hero Wukong journeying through various locations, including a desert region where he comes face to face with a blood-drinking tiger beast. From there we get more looks at the game's stylish combat as Wukong battles a variety of massive foes ranging from insectoid creatures to large, troll-like enemies. It all culminates in a battle with a demonic-looking foe set against the backdrop of a blood red moon.

As discussed on the game's official website, Black Myth: Wukong tells more than just the story of its hero, but also dives into the villains of the story, something the latest trailer seems keen to highlight.

"We applaud when Wukong defeats those so-called 'villains,' but who are they indeed?" Black Myth: Wukong's website reads. "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."

First announced more than three years ago, Black Myth: Wukong is an action-RPG based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. Updates on the game have been sporadic, but early footage for the impressive-looking game gained it a following online. One of several games built using Epic's Unreal Engine 5 technology, Black Myth: Wukong takes a Dark-Souls-inspired approach to its gameplay and is developed by Chinese studio Game Science.

Like its source material, you'll be able to control the famed Monkey King Sun Wukong, who wields a staff that can adapt to the situation at hand, whether it be clobbering cannon fodder enemies or slaying a gigantic dragon.

Sadly, there's still no concrete release date for the game just yet, but Game Science is aiming to launch Black Myth: Wukong by Summer 2024.

This isn't the first time that Journey to the West has been adapted for video games, as Dragon Ball games are technically a broad adaptation of the ancient folktale, and for a more direct comparison, there's Ninja Theory's 2010 game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

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