Monkey King: Hero Is Back, the PlayStation 4 exclusive adaptation of October’s animated movie, will launch next year in China – and in Western territories, too, courtesy of Oasis Games. The title – which is being developed by HexaDrive – was originally announced last year. Sony showcased a new trailer during a Chinese press conference in Shanghai earlier today.
The game looks okay, with some nice animations and visual touches. It appears to be a pretty bog-standard brawler, so it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but there does seem to be some variety to the combat in terms of tossed attacks and magic spells. The platform holder’s clearly focusing on the Chinese market with this release, but it’s pretty neat that it’s willing to go to these lengths to make its system a success in emerging markets.