Today THQ Nordic announced that it will publish Monkey King: Hero Is Back in the west in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Oasis Games.
The game will launch both on PC and PS4, with an additional “Hero Edition” coming digitally for PS4. The release date is October 17.
The game, that has been presented at several PlayStation showcases across China over the past couple of years (the latest reveal was at Chinajoy a few weeks ago).
You can check out the announcement teaser below.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s an official description directly from the press release:
“The game is based on the thrilling Chinese action fantasy movie “Monkey King: Hero is Back” that was released in theaters in 2015, and tells the story of a young boy named Liuer and his adventures with the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, who is released after having been imprisoned for 500 years. Known by movie fans worldwide as one of the premier examples of Chinese animation, the movie went on to set a box office record for animated movies in China at the time, grossing more than 160 million EUR upon its release.
With “Monkey King: Hero is Back” for PlayStation4, Sony Interactive Entertainment has teamed up with Oct Animation Studio, the studio behind the movie’s breathtaking visuals, to create a game faithful to the look and feel of the movie.
Like the movie, this action-adventure game tells the story of the young monk Liuer meeting his hero Sun Wukong, but places the focus on the Monkey King himself while also introducing players to various stories and subplots not found in the movie. Together, Sun Wukong, Liuer, and Pigsy embark on a journey of adventure, while deepening the bonds of friendship between them. Players assume the role of Sun Wukong and use his mystical skills and abilities to defeat the assorted foes before them. The game immerses players in the middle of their own tale of adventure, while also enabling them to experience the rich and deep story the beloved movie is known for.”
The Hero Edition comes with the Season Pass included, which includes two additional story DLC (“Uproar in Heaven” and “Mind Palace”), two costumes for the protagonist (Tuxedo and Dasheng Doll) and more in-game items.