A game based on the animated film Monkey King: Hero is Back is out today on PC and PS4. Both the game and the film are an adaptation of the Chinese epic Journey to the West.
Monkey King: Hero is Back is a narrative-driven action-adventure game that blends Chinese mythology and art. Playing as the Monkey King, you explore the fantasy world, battle animal-like creatures, and play never-before-seen scenes side stories from the Chinese box office hit of the same name.
According to the developer, the game has “simple” controls, kung-fu combat, and “unique and quirky weaponry.” And since it looks like it’s an interactive Pixar movie, it’s no surprise that it is meant to be enjoyed by gamers of all ages.
THQ Nordic is publishing Monkey King: Hero is Back in North America. The developer is Japanese studio HexaDrive, which is perhaps best known for Rez HD. The studio also contributed to the development of Final Fantasy XV.
Watch the game’s launch trailer below!