Black Myth: Wukong Eight Minutes of New Gameplay Revealed

Running 4K on PC with Nvidia DLSS.
Eight minutes of new gameplay footage for Black Myth: Wukong have been revealed.
Eight minutes of new gameplay footage for Black Myth: Wukong have been revealed. Game Science

Developer Game Science revealed a brand-new eight-minute gameplay trailer for its action-packed RPG title Black Myth: Wukong, showing the game’s incredibly impressive visual fidelity and tight gameplay. The footage demonstrates Black Myth: Wukong running on PC with various enhancements like 4K ray tracing and Nvidia DLSS, the powerful upscaling technology. Besides this new footage, a six-minute in-game cutscene was also revealed, showing a bit of the story beats for the upcoming title. Check out the two new trailers for Black Myth: Wukong below.

The gameplay footage begins with the titular Wukong flying unnoticed as an insect before facing off against a demonic entity clad in a huge stone mask. The fight proves to be quite one-sided, with the gigantic enemy posing a huge problem to the Monkey King as it easily devastates his health. That said, there are clear inspirations at work here for Black Myth: Wukong, as the gameplay is easily comparable to many Souls-likes, in particular, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It would make sense for the latter; Black Myth: Wukong is a take on Chinese mythology while Sekiro by FromSoftware is told as a tale of shinobi (ninja) from Japan.

Wukong also had some interesting abilities, shown in the gameplay footage for Black Myth: Wukong. He can summon clones of himself to attack enemies, and he primarily fights with his legendary Jingu staff. Along the way are clear indications of the Black Myth: Wukong is a Souls-like; shrines scattered across the forest allow Wukong to save his progress and regain his health, and certain materials scattered in the world can be used to craft potions and equipment.

The game even comes with its own versions of the famed and dreaded mimic boxes, as Wukong tries to gather what seems to be an innocuous plant. It suddenly rises from the ground to reveal itself as the head of a partially buried rat creature, which Wukong then fights.

Black Myth: Wukong is coming to mainstream consoles and PC but is still in development. No specific console or storefront versions were named, and at the time of writing, there’s no release date as well.

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