There are so many games based on the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West, that it’s almost impossible to count them. That’s not a complaint, of course, because it is a book that lends itself to video games nicely, and Journey to the West is perhaps the most global of classical Chinese history. I would like more developers to at least try to do something with Water Margin, but I digress. The new Monkey King game is called The Crown of Wu, and it lands on March 24.
It’s published by Meridiem Games, developed by Spanish studio, Red Mountain, and will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles. PlayStation owners will also be able to buy a special boxed edition with various goodies.
The game itself looks like a fairly standard action-platformer. Like something that would have been all the rage back on the PlayStation 2 and 3, just with a more modern facelift. Again, this isn’t a criticism, and surely there’s a niche for this kind of experience out there. Hopefully, the developers execute it well and do the classic book justice.