The release of the first trailer of Black Myth Wukong back in 2020 has impressed the gaming community due to how insanely good-looking and ambitious this game might turn out to be. However, apart from the trailer, nothing much has been revealed about it, leading people to speculate and want even more information.
Of course, with gameplay that pretty much looks Souls-like at its core, people are dying to know more about this project. But with all of the features the game has teased in its trailer, will it actually be the most ambitious RPG that’s about to come?
Is Black Myth Wukong the Most Ambitious Upcoming RPG?
Black Myth Wukong is currently developed by a Chinese indie game studio known as Game Science. Their portfolio included a variety of mobile and PC free-to-play games such as 100 Heroes and Art of War: Red Tides.
Some members of the team were part of Tencent’s Quantum Studio but later on, fell apart due to poor performance of the game they were working on. As of now, Game Science is a rather small team, and the trailer they showcase is designed not just to hype players up but also to draw in new talents to their project.
What’s the Game About?
Though there’s not much information regarding the game, it seems that it’s loosely based on the classic tale Journey to the West which is one of the most popular Chinese literature. The tale follows the journey of Sun Wukong, aka the Monkey King, alongside a few of his peers. It seems that he’s the main character in the game.
A Look at Its Gameplay
In the two trailers released, we were able to take a glimpse of how Black Myth Wukong’s combat will turn out. It’s basically a 3rd-person action RPG with a bit of Souls-like gameplay at its core.
Wukong is depicted to be wielding his magic-imbued staff which has the ability to grow in length and perform devastating attacks. One of the trailers also showed Wukong using various abilities depending on the situation. There’s one that allows him to deflect attacks, freeze enemies in place, or parry large groups of enemies.
There’s even an ability that lets him transform into three flying creatures. Another thing that makes this game ambitious is the number of details during the boss fights in the trailer. There are tons of elements included in the fight and some structures can even get destroyed when hit.
By now, there’s not even any information regarding its release date. However, Game Science aims to release the game on both PC and consoles, so basically everyone can play it as soon as it releases.
GTA VI Leaks – What We Know so Far?
Rockstar Games on high alert
Massive leaks have been spread throughout social media platforms about Grand Theft Auto 6. If you are a GTA V account owner, you may have an idea of what happened. On September 19, “teapotuberhacker,” a user from GTAForums, posted 90 videos of test builds for the upcoming game by Rockstar. The hacker revealed assets and source codes for GTA 6 on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms. Rockstar locks down its social media accounts, and the situation may lead to investigations with the FBI, although there is no official statement from Rockstar regarding this matter.
The leaks were illegally taken from the studio’s network, leading to the conclusion that the GTA 6 hacker is not a lot but a small group working together to post the leaked data. Rockstar confirms that these leaks are legitimate, and the GTA publisher Take-Two is working on taking down confidential information about the game by using copyright rules on mainstream platforms.
The game set’s location appears to be in Vice City; thanks to groups of dedicated fans, a map was made using various tools, which is not entirely new. When GTA 5 was still under development and trailers, screenshots, and teasers were being released; GTA had a fan base that could create a map for Grand Theft Auto 5 before the game was released; the map was an almost perfect match to the official map in GTA 5. Not to mention these players also became the people who made GTA 5 modded accounts.
Introducing New Characters
Based on leaked information, Grand Theft Auto 6 would be an open-world game with male and female protagonists, Jason and Lucia. One of the videos shows the two in what appears to be an instant character switching, similar to GTA 5. Where Michael, Franklin, and Trevor’s character switch; although this time, it looks like the loading time is faster in this test run. Several screenshots show Lucia having different make-up and hairstyles, similar to Grand Theft Auto 5: Online, although customization is available for the female protagonist this time.
Grand Theft Auto 4 introduced the smartphone system as a tool to contact friends, dates, and a few mission events. At the same time, Grand Theft Auto 5 added new functionalities like emails and website functionality. A parody of Facebook exists in this game called Life Invader; there may be a GTA 6 parody of Mark Zuckerberg; who knows? Aside from that, there is no information if Rockstar has updated this system.
There are a few notable things about how players would be able to move around the map. Footage shows Jason swimming more profoundly in the water; unlike in previous games, the deepness of how far a player can swim has always been limited. For vehicles, test footage of vehicle damage where Jason shoots the floor of the boat and a fan boat on land. The subway system returns since GTA 4; we see Jason going in and out of a train car.
GTA 5 Combat
A video of Lucia fighting with NPCs was also shown, a tweaked weapon wheel, and NPCs reloading in real-time. Clips of recoil tests make everything realistic, and the latest addition in combat is for players to go prone, which is perfect for stealth-based missions.
Shooting from vehicles has been limited to small weapons; we have seen drive-bys from the test footage, allowing players to use bigger weapons. This would be great since bigger weapons would deal more damage. Switching hands while shooting is another excellent addition to combat; there are plenty of scenarios to get the proper angle on an enemy by switching the hand you are shooting from.
The Miami-inspired city has dramatically changed since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There are the usual elements to be found, like neon lights in nightclubs and beachfront, but Rockstar has made an effort to make the map modernized by ensuring the look and feel are authentic to the real-life locations of Florida. The level of detail from these tests is fantastic as it can be; driving real-life inspiration for locations provides an immersive experience for players.
Gas stations, bars, tennis courts, motels, the environment, and the subway system is diverse, possible even better than GTA 5s’ map. Lucia has been seen to use a gumball machine inside convenience stores, which could mean there would be more things to interact with in Vice City.
There may be more surprises in store from GTA 6, and these are just the little details that have been leaked. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released by late 2024 or early 2025.