Chinese developer Game Science has dropped a new promotional video for the highly anticipated and long-gestating Black Myth: Wukong.
The video is a short film celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit, showing an adorable stop-motion bunny excitedly unwrapping a copy of the game before quickly realising they need to purchase a new “NoForce PTX” graphics card to run it. Of course, another twist arrives after the upgrade is done – the game’s not ready for release just yet!
Entertaining little animation aside, the video also reveals the current target release window of US Summer 2024 (Winter here). Specific platforms weren’t mentioned but the game was originally slated for PC and “mainstream consoles”.
Black Myth: Wukong is an action-RPG which looks like it’ll channel the difficulty of a Souls game, with plenty of fearsome boss fights and gorgeous visuals powered by NVIDIA RTX and DLSS on PC.
It’s worth noting that the game, and in particular the head of Game Science Feng Ji, have been the subject of criticism after Ji posted explicit and sexist remarks online and the studio’s work environment was outed as being especially toxic.