THQ Nordic and Oasis Games Limited announced that Monkey King: Hero is Back will launch on the 17th of October on PS4 and PC.
The game is based on the thrilling Chinese action fantasy movie "Monkey King: Hero is Back" that was released in theaters in 2015 and tells the story of a young boy named Liuer and his adventures with the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, who is released after having been imprisoned for 500 years. Known by movie fans worldwide as one of the premier examples of Chinese animation, the movie went on to set a box office record for animated movies in China at the time, grossing more than 160 million EUR upon its release.
Like the movie, this action-adventure game tells the story of the young monk Liuer meeting his hero Sun Wukong, but places the focus on the Monkey King himself while also introducing players to various stories and subplots not found in the movie. Together, Sun Wukong, Liuer, and Pigsy embark on a journey of adventure, while deepening the bonds of friendship between them. Players assume the role of Sun Wukong and use his mystical skills and abilities to defeat the assorted foes before them. The game immerses players in the middle of their own tale of adventure, while also enabling them to experience the rich and deep story the beloved movie is known for.
In addition to the standard edition, fans will also have the option to purchase the "Monkey King: Hero is Back” Hero Edition. Priced at $64.99/£59.99/€64.99, this edition includes the main game, the season pass (consisting of two additional stories available as DLC: "Uproar in Heaven"and "Mind Palace"), 2 in-game costumes for the protagonist (Tuxedo and the Dasheng Doll), as well as special items that can be utilized within the game. Additionally, the PS4 versions will feature a special bonus for those who pre-order the game: two exclusive game modes ("Paradise" and "Desperation"), and a PS4 theme.