A month ago, 17th July 2020, one of the best Samurai/Ninja games if not the best was released; Ghost of Tsushima. This amazing game has sort of set up a trend for next gen games of Asian setup and culture and this is where Black Myth: Wukong comes in.
Black Myth: Wukong is a Role Playing Game (RPG) based on the Journey To The West mythology and it was unknown till it got announced on August 20 2020 by a Chinese developer company and even from it’s gameplay trailer, thirteen minutes long, the audio and subtitles are in Chinese, uniquely catching the eyes of many gamers.
The trailer begins by showing us a narrator who tells a story about the protagonist, Wukong, what people think about him, his myths, etcetera. And he says:
You must have heard stories about him, some say he helped Tang Seng fetch the Buddhist scriptures, becoming the “Victorious Fighting Buddha”. From then on, he stayed in Lingsbon. Some way, it wasn’t him who granted Buddhahood, the real him was already dead on the journey to the west. Some say there was no such journey. He is just a storyteller’s fictional monkey. But you must have not heard the story I’m going to tell, This story starts with a golden cicada
So basically the gameplay trailer is more of a tale by the narrator.
The characters in the game seem to have animal-human appearances, mostly bipedal with almost human bodies but their heads are those of animals. Wukong resembles a monkey but he has the ability to shapeshift to various forms.
The gameplay begins with him taking the shape of a moth, flying around till he comes across a foe to which he changes to his original form.
The enemies/villains in the game are pretty awesome with unique abilities but none of them comes close to Wukong’s power and ability.
The game has a very unique setup with pretty dim lighting with makes the game more interesting and brings out the best from the game. The environment blends in with alot of ancient Chinese culture just like the way Ghost of Tsushima did with Japanese culture. They’ve both brought Asian culture in games to another level.
More details about the game will be provided with time but in the meantime, enjoy the gameplay trailer.