From time to time, we bring video games based on history and legends for those who like video games. Today we bring you a similar video game, black myth Wukong. Which is based on Chinese history and Chinese Buddhist culture. We will find out more about that in this article.

Black Myth Wukong
Picture: Black Myth Wukong

This game will be released on,

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Windows platforms.

Black Myth Wukong game is scheduled to release in year 2023.

Black Myth Wukong System Requirements (predicted) Minimum System Requirements

· Windows Version: Win 7, 64

· Processor: Intel Core i3-560 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805

· Graphic Card: AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

· VGA: 4GB

· RAM: 6/8 GB RAM

· Hard Drive Space: 60 GB Hard drive space

· DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card

Recommended System Requirements

· Windows Version: Win 10, 64

· Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 4-Core 3.4GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600

· Graphic Card: AMD Radeon RX 5600 6GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

· VGA: 6GB

· RAM: 8/16 GB RAM

· Hard Drive Space: 60 GB Hard drive space

· DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card  

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In the 153 billion dollar video game industry in the world, different countries are working to introduce different games at different times. China is one of the leading countries in the world. Chinese companies that have been experimenting for a long time have introduced a game that can turn the video game industry in China upside down. It is the black myth game. When introducing this game, they released a trailer as well as gameplay. (Black Myth: Wukong game trailer)

This video game is based on the character of Monkey Kin who is associated with Chinese history and culture. So in today’s article, we thought we’d talk about that…

The year 2020 can be described as the year that revolutionized the field of video games. 2020 is a hot year for various game title releases. Over time, there have been setbacks for companies rooted in the video games industry, as well as the rise of new companies. That way you can identify game science as a video game company that is trying to make a name for itself in the video games industry.

Introduced in 2014, the game science studio is being started by a group that broke away from the famous Tencent company. Valorant, published by Riot games is a popular game nowadays, also belongs to this Tencent. This black myth can be introduced as one of the first prizes created by this group. Although they have produced a number of mobile games and free-to-play games in the past, this is the first major game of theirs and can introduce this black myth Wukong.

China is a very rich country in terms of literature. Four of China’s literary works of the past and present have gone down in history as masterpieces.

1. The romance of the three kingdoms, written in the 14th century

2. The water margin

3. The journey to the west, written in the 16th century

4. The dream of the red chamber, written in the 18th century., That is the great creation.

The romance of the three kingdoms & The water margin
Picture: The romance of the three kingdoms & The water margin
The Journey to the west & The journey to the west
Picture: The Journey to the west & The journey to the west

This game is based on the storybook of “the journey to the west” from those four. This Journey to the West is based on facts from Chinese history and it is written by an author (Wu Chengen) who lived in the min dynasty lasted from 1368-1644. The Sui Dynasty existed about 1000 years ago from min…

Wu chengen who wrote the journey to the west book
Picture: Wu Chengen who wrote the journey to the west book

At this time there lived a monk named Xuanzang. By this time or in the 7th century AD, Buddhism in China had declined to some extent. The reason for this is some of the Buddha’s sutras have been misplaced and some sutras have not been translated into Chinese. So this Suwansan monk realized this and as a solution went to India to retrieve the advice and lost sutras needed to uplift Buddhism in China.

He passed through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan and reached the Gander region of India, then part of present-day Pakistan. After that, he stayed in India for 13 years, gathered Dharmakars, and returned to China at the end of the 13 years. It is said that this journey was a very adventurous one and it took 17 years. At that time the Chinese dynasty was under the Tan dynasty. So, based on this true adventure story, he wrote a journey of the west from His own adventurous journey.

The protagonist of this story is a monkey king named Sun Wukong who travels to his safety with the monk Suyansan. He provides protection to the monk throughout the story and fights against threats from the enemy. Here this monkey king is considered to be the main character in the black myth game. There are some unknown Buddhist stories in the game. It provides a good analysis of the history and culture of the Buddha, The journey to the west was so the game contains some unknown Buddhist history

Monk Xuanzang
Picture: Monk Xuanzang

This game is based in 7th century BC from western China to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and present-day Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and India.

The Wukong or monkey king introduced to the world in this book is a beloved figure among the Chinese people as well. In addition to the black myth Wukong, we can see monkey king in about 30 more games, including dota2, the legend of Wukong, overwatch and forthcoming, Ori and the will of the wishes. He has also appeared in 7 stage plays, the forbidden kingdom, the monkey king, the legend of Wukong, about 30 original films, more than 20 TV series, and more than 30 cartoon series.

According to the journey to the west, this monkey king has many abilities. He has the ability to transform into different animals, substances, humans, to change the weather, to have relationships with God, to be a great fighter, and to be immortal. So the gameplay here brings us a different experience. Everything except immortality brings us, game developers, from game to game. This is evidenced by the gameplay given when this game was announced.

This is a 3rd person action game using unreal 4 engine. This makes it one of the most beautiful games in terms of black myth graphics. But the main problem with the game is the language. A lot of people post that only the Chinese language is used for this game… because the developers think that it will leave a scar on the historicity of the game. If that happens then China’s identity will be preserved and sales will not be so good. So I think the English language has to be given as an option in the game. So I hope we can see the historical beauty of Asia in the future in the black myth Wukong game.

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