Monkey King: Hero Is Back is undoubtedly Sony’s biggest play in the Chinese territory: an original game developed by HexaDrive with input from the platform holder, based on a 2015 animated movie which grossed over $153 million domestically. It’s looking decent enough, too, as this ChinaJoy 2019 trailer showcases some fairly large-scale conflicts.
There’s still no word on a date, but this one is scheduled to deploy overseas – although latest rumours suggest THQ Nordic will publish it on Western shores. It makes sense for PlayStation to license it out, seeing as it’s not on quite the same scale as its other exclusives. As long as it gets localised, that’s all that really matters, right?