Black Myth: Wukong - Release window, trailers, gameplay & more

Black Myth: Wukong - Release window, trailers, gameplay & more
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Morgan Truder

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22nd Aug 2023 17:19

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Black Myth: Wukong is inarguably one of the most anticipated releases on the horizon right now, and we've got everything you'll want to know about its release window, trailers, gameplay, and platforms.

When Black Myth: Wukong was first revealed, there was immense buzz and intrigue about the game Game Science Interactive Technology Co. This will be the studio's first game, but the initial reveal made such an impression, it’s been talked about ever since. 

The game is inspired by the novel Journey to the West from the 16th Century, with players taking control of the titular Wukong on his travels through the rich lands that are embued with Chinese myth. 

As can be expected from a Soulslike, there will be an emphasis on challenging combat and over-the-top bosses. We can also expect exploration to play a key role throughout the game, as we indulge in the ancient world and everything that inhabits it. 

So, here is all you need to know about Black Myth: Wukong, including its release window, all of the trailers for the game, and so much more. 

Do we know the Black Myth: Wukong release window?

Wukong holding a gourd in Black Myth: Wukong
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Black Myth: Wukong is set to arrive in the Summer of 2024, but like with every game there is always a chance that it can be unfortunately delayed.

Not much was known about the game after the initial reveal, largely because the studio was a newcomer in the industry. Over the years we have seen more and more of the game, and now a 2024 release date is feeling increasingly likely. 

What platforms will Black Myth: Wukong release on?

Black Myth: Wukong Dragon boss fight
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Black Myth: Wukong is releasing exclusively on next-gen consoles, skipping out completely on the previous generation. It is a shame, but considering how the game looks it doesn’t come as a surprise. Here are all the platforms we can expect Black Myth: Wukong to release on:

  • PS5 
  • Xbox Series X|S 
  • PC

Are there any Black Myth: Wukong gameplay details? 

The first glimpse we got of Black Myth: Wukong was the 13-minute gameplay trailer displayed above. It highlights the Soulslike combat we have come to expect, showing off a variety of enemies and the staff we will be using throughout the game. 

It also showed off the world, the atmosphere of the locations, and the commitment to the traditional Chinese myth. The footage above is pre-alpha, so it was always subject to change but gave us a great flavour of what we can expect upon full release.

What engine is Black Myth: Wukong using? 

In 2021, another extended gameplay trailer was released to promote the game moving over to Unreal Engine 5.

Unreal Engine 5 is the most recent version of the engine built by Epic Games and has already seen games like Fortnite, Remnant 2 and the recently released Immortals of Aveum commit to using it. 

Are there any Black Myth: Wukong trailers?

There have been plenty of trailers for Black Myth: Wukong so far, including the two we have shown above. In total five trailers have been released showing off the game; some have focused more on gameplay, whilst others have given a greater insight into the story and the world. There have also been some developer deep dives, discussing the development of the game on the Studios YouTube channel

The above trailer was to celebrate the New Year but was not representative of the plot. Instead, it used gameplay to celebrate the upcoming year of the Ox. 

The next trailer was a six-minute cutscene taken directly from the game. We also got a feel for what we can expect from the voice acting in the game, as well as the score. 

The most recent trailer showed off some of the environments in the game, accompanied by more of the original soundtrack we can expect in Black Myth: Wukong. 

That is all you need to know about Black Myth: Wukong, we will keep this page updated as we learn more from the game.

For everything else, check out our Black Myth: Wukong homepage, so you can be prepped ahead of the game's release.

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.