Monkey King: Hero is Back Release Date Announced

Today, THQ Nordic in Association with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and Oasis Games Limited have revealed the release date for Monkey King; Hero Is Back. The game will launch on October 17, 2019 on PlayStation 4 and PC. Digital pre-orders will open today on the PlayStation Store. PC players will will be able to Pre-Order on August 19th. THQ will distribute both physical and digital versions on both platforms. The game will also receive a Hero edition. You can check out the product details below.

Monkey King: Hero is Back” Standard Edition Product Details

  • Genre: Action-Adventure
  • Platform: PC / PS4 / PS4 Pro
  • Number of Players: One
  • Release Date: October 17, 2019 (Thursday)
  • Availability: Retail box (PC/PS4/PS4 Pro)  | Digital (PS4/PS4 Pro)
  • RRP: Retail Version – PS4: 34.99 UK / 39.99 EUR | PC: 26.99 UK / EUR 29.99
  • RRP: Ditigal Version – PS4: 34.99 UK / 39.99 EUR
  • Pre-order Bonus: PS4: 2 exclusive game modes (Paradise and Desperation) | PS4: Theme

“Monkey King: Hero is Back ” Hero Edition Product Details

  • Product Name: “Monkey King: Hero is Back” Hero Edition
  • Genre: Action-Adventure
  • Platform: PS4 / PS4 Pro
  • Number of Players: One
  • Release Date: October 17, 2019 (Thursday)
  • Availability: Digital (PS4/PS4 Pro)
  • Price: Digital download version – PS4: 59.99 UK / EUR 64.99
  • Pre-order Bonus: PS4: 2 exclusive game modes (Paradise and Desperation) | PS4: Theme
  • Product Contents: Main Game |  Season pass (2 content DLCs “Uproar in Heaven” and “Mind Palace”, 2 in-game costumes “Tuxedo” and “Dasheng Doll”, and several in-game items “Lotus”, “Guanyin Bodhisattva Amulet”, “Soul Charming Necklace”, “Secret Scroll: Purge”, and “Purple Incense Burner”)

Here’s the box art

Here’s an overview and the announcements trailer

Monkey King: Hero is Back” Overview

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 PlayStation®4, 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 Kinghimself 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 “Monkey King: Hero is Back” Hero Edition features the main game plus the season pass, consisting of two additional stories available as DLC (“Uproar in Heaven” and “Mind Palace”), 2 in-game costumes for the protagonist (Tuxedo and the Dasheng Doll), as well as special items that can be utilized within the game.

The preorders for both editions on PS4 will begin on August 14 2019. Additionally, the PS4 versions will feature a special bonus for those who pre-order the game: two exclusive game modes (“Paradise” and “Desperation”), and a PS4 theme.



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