Why The Fuck Has No One Seen This Next-Gen Martial Arts Game Yet

Why The Fuck Has No One Seen This Next-Gen Martial Arts Game Yet
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You know how everyone wondered where the true next-gen games were during Sony and Microsoft’s showcase? Black Myth: Wukong is what we’ve been after.

Black Myth is basically a Chinese studio’s crack at a AAA Dark Souls inspired action-adventure, laced with all the Chinese martial arts, monsters and mysticism you’d expect from the name.

That already sounds incredible, and you haven’t seen it in motion yet. On Game Science Studio’s official website, the devs say they’re targeting PC and “all mainstream host platforms”, although they’re open to making the game playable on cloud streaming platforms too.

You can watch 13 minutes of Wukong‘s action below, which the devs hope will serve as a solid recruitment pitch in the future. And what I love about it — it’s a quality pitch. There’s proper in-engine gameplay here, a look at the UI, some superb animations, and incredible environments. There’s also a remarkable section where the player can transform into a flying insect to avoid guards, which is a really stylish twist on the standard stealth sequences.

And what’s even more staggering is that not even 300 people have watched the below trailer at the time of writing. That’s insane given how good this is.

Deadset, if I was Microsoft or Sony, I would be making inquiries about this studio right now. The fluidity and fidelity in this is genuinely excellent, and it’s clear the team has some excellent engineering, animation and art talent already.

There’s more info about the studio and the direction of Wukong on the official website. They don’t have a company Facebook or Twitter, but if you use WeChat, there’s links to their public profiles on the page as well.

Honestly, this is easily up there with any of the PS5 or Xbox Series X reveals I’ve seen so far. If either platform holder had this in their headline presentation, the internet would never shut up about it. More next-gen games like this, thanks.

Comments

  • Wow. I don’t play these types of games, but I’m sold, even if it is not in english. I look forward to watching you stream it @stormo

  • Wow, yeah. I’m not really into Souls-likes, but this looks awesome. When he summons the army to attack the boss, or how he can seemingly take the form of his defeated enemies – yeah, I’d buy this.

      • Most of the day – Do you mean popular for most of the day or featured story for most of the day.

        Is the featured story automatically decided based on views maybe?

        • Nah it’s not automatic, but analytics are always a factor into what stories to hero at the top of the page. Sometimes it’s not always the primary decision — like a big piece of investigative journalism that everyone should read will always get prime placement — but generally, it’s our job to highlight the stories people want to read the most!

          • Sure, sure, I can get that. I still don’t understand why anyone would care or get involved in that drama but different people make the world interesting.

    • Why the fuck would you care what the ‘featured story’ (which is really just a little bit larger than the others, so doesn’t matter AT ALL) is?

      • I just find it really hard to believe that YouTube drama is so popular that it has reached the top story or is promoted as such. I just never figured that a mostly gaming focused sub would eat up drama rubbish.

  • Few minutes into the trailer and I might be quick to judge but it reminds me so much of Nioh/Sekiro. Even the environment and characters and possibly gameplay. Some people doesn’t want a rip off of an already good game. True, the execution seems really fluid and grand but it’s a bit lacking in originality. Why can’t Chinese developers think of something new so it does taste unique and palatable. From Zelda like game to this…

  • Few minutes into the trailer and I might be quick to judge but it reminds me so much of Nioh/Sekiro. Even the environment and characters and possibly gameplay. Some people doesn’t want a rip off of an already good game. True, the execution seems really fluid and grand but it’s a bit lacking in originality. Why can’t these developers think of something new so it does taste unique and palatable. From Zelda like game to this…

  • Man, I LOVE Journey to the West and it’s multitude of adaptations, particularly Enslaved on Xbox 360, and Monkey Magic.
    I loved it when he shrunk that fire staff and put it in his ear…

  • Speaking of things that inexplicably aren’t being covered… I had to dig around for Mortal Shell reviews, and not many publications have reviewed it. I’ve seen ZERO hype, and the thing is literally out now and reviewing very well as a highly competent Dark Souls substitute/filler. Why on earth isn’t anyone covering it? Are the devs cursed/cancelled due being Milkshake Ducks or something?

    • Definitely not a cancelled or cursed thing – I think it’s just a matter of time, capacity, and work on the PR’s part of locking people in early enough so they could get time in their schedule.

      I’m already under embargo for at least two games next week, with two more in my inbox for the next ~10 days. The last mention of Mortal Shell in my inbox? It was an update about AMD’s Radeon Software drivers.

      I don’t know who is handling their PR or marketing, but they seriously need to make a ton more noise than what they’re doing right now.

      • Well that’s a relief. People are getting outed for shit stuff so fast these days I can’t keep up with who’s cancelled and who’s not. Sounds like PR dropped the ball, I’ve heard nothing about this now-released game until I saw it on the EGS front page.
        (Which, again proves the value of storefronts beyond ‘just an installer’ – they are in and of themselves a form of advertising.)

        • i only knew it existed due to a youtube channel i watch doing a livestream on it. im more curious about this new game though. that interest will last about a second after i get a release date for bloodborne on pc.

  • Please PLEASE don’t go down the Jeezabel route of headlines. They sound trashy, childish and really don’t represent the integrity and skill of the staff here.

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