To commemorate the Year of the Rabbit, Chinese indie developer Game Science revealed the release date of Black Myth: Wukong in a stop-motion video. Fans now know how long they will have to wait to discover Black Myth: Wukong and its fantasy world filled with mythological creatures. The action RPG Black Myth: Wukong is based on the classic 16th-century novel Journey to the West, which follows the pilgrimage of a Buddhist monk from China to the western regions of Central Asia and India.
During his journey, the monk encountered various creatures from Chinese mythology, including Sun Wukong, a monkey king. This character is the main protagonist of Black Myth: Wukong and will have to fight various enemies in order to assist the Buddhist monk on his journey to the West.
Game Science released a stop-motion video featuring rabbits playing Black Myth: Wukong to commemorate Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit. This amusing video depicts a rabbit who has been waiting for years to play Black Myth: Wukong, upgrading his computer to no avail because the game has not yet been released. Years later, he encounters children playing the action RPG on a large screen, now that the game is finally available.
The clip concludes with the release date for Black Myth: Wukong, which is Summer of 2024.
This Chinese New Year short film by Game Science is full of jokes, such as the rabbit’s upgraded computer and Knidia NoForce PTX 12999 graphic card not representing the actual system requirements to play Black Myth: Wukong. The stop-motion format used to announce the release window of Black Myth: Wukong and the throwback to old desktop towers were mostly appreciated in the comments section of this video.
Unlike the video, Black Myth: Wukong is not a stop-motion video with bunnies. This action RPG was created with Unreal Engine 5, which supports 4K graphics to showcase the intense battles between the monkey king Sun Wukong and over 100 different types of enemies.
The first gameplay trailers for Black Myth: Wukong reminded players of action RPGs like Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, though the game’s overall difficulty remains unknown. The first game in a planned trilogy, Black Myth: Wukong, will focus on a different Chinese myth. Game Science intends to expand Black Myth into a vast universe of stories, similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.