Black Myth: Wukong; A Dark Soul Of Beauty

Source: Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN Black Myth: Wukong; A Dark Soul Of Beauty

A Very Different World With Souls-Like Gameplay

Perhaps you haven’t run into Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature but it is more than likely you are familiar with Dark Souls and the genre it has spawned.   While Black Myth: Wukong most definitely has combat and gameplay inspired by Dark Souls, the world you are exploring couldn’t be more different.

Instead of a dying world with a grim colour palette and shadowy environments, Black Myth: Wukong is a gorgeous living world with the sun shining and foliage everywhere.  The art style is very unique, enough so that the reviewer at Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN ended up searching out the artists Artstation profile, which is something to behold.  The gameplay trailer shows a gorgeous game which may well want some serious horsepower to be able to play with all the effects enabled.

It is still in development, with no specific launch date but it looks like one to keep an eye on.   Check out 13 minutes of gameplay in their preview and wonder how exactly the protagonist manages to turn into a cicada, or if they really do use their ear as a scabbard for their staff.

From the looks of things it’s an action-adventure game based on one of the great classical novels of Chinese literature, Journey to the West. You take control of Sun Wukong, a godly monkey king, and start fights with big groups of foxes with swords, and huge scary wolves, and many other folks who aren’t best pleased to see you.

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  1. 0156

    I think that part with the staff being pulled from thin air is one of Sun Wu Kong’s hairs. The game looks great!

  2. spine

    wolf from Wo Long Fallen Dynasty . I hope mouse fixed ))


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