Oasis Games has announced that they are bringing the Chinese Action RPG Monkey King: Hero Is Back the Game to the West on the PlayStation 4. The somewhat awkward name is due to the fact that this title is based off a popular Chinese movie of the same name. Few Chinese developed games make it over to Western shores localized, so this is exciting news for fans of the industry.
Oasis provides more details on the game:
Oasis Games Ltd, a leading global game publisher, with Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and October Media Group announced they will be releasing the action game: Monkey King: Hero Is Back the Game for PlayStation®4 during Sony’s ChinaJoy 2017 press conference. Based on the hit movie of the same title, the highest grossing film in the history of China at its release, the game is being developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and Hexa Drive, with Oasis Games publishing the game worldwide.
The Monkey King is a mythological figure prevalent in Chinese literature, appearing in a wide body of legends dating back to the Sony dynasty. In the film, the all-powerful Monkey King is imprisoned by the Gods for 500 years. When a child releases him from his curse, the Monkey King must save an innocent village from the evil Mountain Lord and his monstrous army. In the game, players will be able to play as Monkey King or the young monk in training, Jiang Lieur, and experience the story of the movie alongside new chapters and enemies, as well as new levels that are unique to the game.
“Monkey King: Hero Is Back the Game combines the global popularity of the Monkey King character and film with a visually rich and compelling monster-slaying interactive experience on PlayStation 4,” said Alen Wu, Business Director at Oasis Games. “With the oversight of October Media for the project and the development prowess of Hexa Drive and Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, we have the perfect team to deliver an outstanding game for action fans.”
We will provide more information on Monkey King: Hero Is Back the Game as it becomes available.