Black Myth: Wukong finally has a release date, courtesy of an announcement trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2023, and we'll go over the pre-order news to see if you can get the game as soon as possible.


Adapted from the 16th century work Journey to the West, attributed to the poet Wu Cheng'en, Black Myth: Wukong places players in the shoes of The Destined One - a monkey based on the character called "Sun Wukong", who knows how to dish out some serious hurt.

All the bombastic action depicted in the trailers is set against the backdrop of the incredibly varied and detailed world of a fantastical Ming dynasty China.

For fans who want their mythological epic fix sooner, the God of War Ragnarök Valhalla DLC has recently released.

But for everything Wukong, read on!

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When is the Black Myth: Wukong release date?

Black Myth: Wukong will release 20th August 2024.

Quite a while away then, but there are plenty of upcoming games in 2023 and beyond to tide us over until then. Not to mention the oodles of games that have already come out in 2023.

The release window for summer 2024 remains very open, so it's unclear at the time of writing what games Black Myth: Wukog will be competing with.

Given the hype behind the game, however, we don't envy any titles that will be landing around the same time.

Can I pre-order Black Myth: Wukong?

No, you cannot currently pre-order Black Myth: Wukong.

While there aren't any pre-order deals at the moment, Black Myth: Wukong does have a Steam page. You can add the game to your wishlist now!

There is currently no way to wishlist it on the PlayStation or Xbox store.

Once we have more information regarding the pre-order, we will update you - so make sure you check back in with us often.

Which consoles and platforms can play Black Myth: Wukong?

Black Myth: Wukong will be coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

It looks like a huge game that previous generations and the Switch might struggle with, owing to the cutting-edge tech featured in Unreal Engine 5 such as Nanite, Lumen and virtual shadow maps.

Depending on the power under its hood, it could see a release on the next-gen Switch 2, but the jury is out around just how much horsepower it will have.

It may also prove a bridge too far for the Steam Deck, but you can always stream it from your main computer to play it untethered from your gaming computer.

Black Myth: Wukong gameplay and story details

As we've said, Black Myth: Wukong is based on the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.

It's a story about a monkey who makes a journey across the "western regions" to obtain sacred texts. We don't know how faithful Black Myth: Wukong will be to the text, but it sure looks epic.

As for the gameplay, it looks to adopt Souls-like mechanics - expect to hack, slash, parry, die, repeat. The bosses in the end of the trailer look particularly challenging. Speaking of which...

Is there a Black Myth: Wukong trailer?

Black Myth: Wukong has had a few trailers now, and they seem to get more epic in scope each time a new one is dropped.

The latest was revealed as part of The Game Awards 2023, and you can check it out just below.

The clip shows off the stunning visuals we've come to expect, as well as some truly bizarre-looking characters and bosses. Saving the best for last, we also finally get the release date.

You can also watch the trailer in Chinese (without English subtitles).

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