Monkey King: Hero Is Back is a Sony first-party project targeting the Chinese market specifically, but a Western release has always been planned, and it’s been confirmed that the company will partner with THQ Nordic to deploy the movie tie-in in Europe and North America. Available from 17th October – with pre-orders open on the PlayStation Store from today – the action adventure will be available both physically and digitally.
There’ll be two versions of the game available. Those of you who pre-order the Standard Edition – which will retail for £34.99/$39.99 – will get access to “two exclusive game modes” and a PS4 theme. Meanwhile, the more expensive Hero Edition – available only digitally for £59.99/$64.99 – will come bundled with the outing’s Season Pass, which promises two further story-based expansions and a dozen or so in-game items.
Interestingly, despite this being a PlayStation exclusive, it’ll also be published on the PC, demonstrating once more that the Japanese giant is becoming increasingly more open to its titles launching elsewhere. This is a unique case, though, as it’s decided not to publish the game itself outside of Asia and hand those duties over to THQ Nordic. All the same, there’s a new trailer embedded above – let us know what you think.