Monkey King: Hero is Back Launches on PlayStation 4 and PC in the West on October 17

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THQ Nordic has announced that it will be releasing the retail and digital copies of Monkey King: Hero is Back in North America and Europe on October 17 for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Monkey King: Hero is Back is a project produced in association with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Oasis Games. It will be priced at $39.99 on PlayStation 4 for the standard copy and $64.99 for the digital “Hero Edition.” On PC the game will be priced at $29.99.

You can read more about the game below.

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 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 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 pre-orders for both editions on PlayStation 4 will begin on August 14 2019. Additionally, the PlayStation 4 versions will feature a special bonus for those who pre-order the game: two exclusive game modes (“Paradise” and “Desperation”), and a PlayStation 4 theme.

Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
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Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.