It’s lovely when a single video of a game no one has heard of from a company no one has heard of makes the internet take notice right away. That’s what happened to Black Myth: Wukong last year. It’s a Soulslike retelling of Chinese fantasy epic Journey To The West, and seems to contain many beautiful and dramatic battles where you, the monkey, beat up anthropomorphic rats.
Now there’s a new trailer to prove it.
I’m not a Souls player or anything like that, so I’m only interested in art. Large, tentacled towers circled by swarms of crows; haunting shrines filled with carved wooden statues; rats in underwear. It also looks like a technological marvel, with hardly a blade of grass or top knot on a rat̵
In addition, what is this with the eyes.
Ah, a nightmare.
The rest of the trailer shows a nocturnal battle between the main character and a two-headed rat, and it’s the kind of third-person, evasive / blocking / stabbing battle that I hoped you could imagine from the “Soulslike” review in the first episode.
Black Myth: Wukong has no release date yet, and the official site appears to be in Chinese only. However, you can read about Ed’s love for the game’s rats, or watch last year’s 13-minute video below: