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Here’s the release date for upcoming Soulslike Black Myth: Wukong

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Many fans are anticipating Black Myth: Wukong, and the platforms and release date have been confirmed for the upcoming Soulslike game.

The Soulslike genre hasn’t cooled down despite the genre being saturated at this point. While games like Stellar Blade and Star Wars Jedi are folding those elements into otherwise straightforward action games, dedicated Soulslikes are still coming out and have seen a number of strong releases in recent years. Black Myth: Wukong was revealed in 2020 through a YouTube video that instantly captured the attention of players worldwide thanks to its unique take on Chinese mythology and intense combat.

Before deciding whether to purchase the game, fans would want to know if the title is even a Soulslike game or if the combat is just similar to a Dark Souls game at first glance. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Myth: Wukong’s gameplay, platforms, and release date.

Black Myth: Wukong release date and platforms confirmed

Black Myth: Wukong will launch on August 19, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

No details regarding when pre-orders will open have been given, nor has any information on potential pre-order bonuses. The Steam store page for the game has been up for quite a while and players can wishlist the game, but there’s no word on any early adopter perks.

The game’s release date is quickly approaching, so pre-orders are likely to open soon. However, the developers might wait for Soulslike fans to finish enjoying the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC before putting the game up for pre-order, as it’s likely to grab a lot of attention away from Black Myth otherwise.

Is Black Myth: Wukong a Soulslike game?

Black Myth: Wukong is definitively a Souslike game, but with combat that plays out more quickly than many other titles in the genre.

While what qualifies as a “Soulslike” is a muddy topic, there are a few features that are seen as determining factors for whether a game truly fits into the genre. Bonfire-like checkpoints, punishing boss fights, a stamina bar, and dodge rolls are all present in Black Myth: Wukong.

While some players who got their hands on the game early say that it isn’t as hard as many FromSoftware titles like Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the gameplay is still difficult. Unlike the comparatively slow-paced combat Dark Souls games are known for, Black Myth: Wukong’s combat speed is comparable to Sekiro.

The game’s official description doesn’t call itself a Soulslike but instead, “an action RPG rooted in Chinese Mythology.” The title will have players traverse the land fighting powerful enemies where players can combine various staff techniques with spells, abilities, weapons, and equipment to find the perfect playstyle suited to them.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His writing has also been featured on Fandom Spot, and you can follow him on Twitter / X at @zombiezomz.

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