Oasis Games Ltd., a leading global game publisher, announced at ChinaJoy 2018 that the first game produced cooperatively by Chinese and Japanese development teams, Monkey King: Hero Is Back, is scheduled to release first in China for PlayStation®4 in early 2019, with other regions to follow at a later date.
Jointly produced by Oasis Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment and intellectual property holder October Media, and developed by HexaDrive, the upcoming action game highlights the original animated Chinese character, Monkey King. With over 10 hours in the main storyline, Monkey King: Hero Is Back aims to bring the authentic Chinese spirit from the film to a global audience via a high-quality gameplay experience.
Basing on the 2015 animated movie of the same name which broke records as the highest-grossing animated film in China at the time of release with a box office of $153 million, Monkey King: Hero Is Back depicts the journey shared by three main characters: Monkey King, Pigsy and the child character, Liu Jiang. These figures fight many different monsters using varied skills and magic alongside their cooperation and shared individual wisdom. As the journey continues, the relationships among three characters are greatly enhanced, and they find the missing puzzles of their own individual lives.
Co-presented by Oasis Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, developed by Hexa Drive, Monkey King: Hero Is Back will be released for PlayStation®4 in early 2019. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.