Monkey King: Hero Is Back Makes Its Journey to the West This October with THQ Nordic!

Posted September 7, 2019 by Lee Shellum in Announcements, Articles, Gaming News, PC, PS4, Screenshots, Trailers

THQ Nordic announced back in August, that it has partnered with Beijing based publisher Oasis Games to bring the adventures of Sun Wukong to Western territories on October 17th. The game, which was originally announced back in 2017 at the annual Chinajoy event, has been produced in association with Sony Interactive Entertainment, publisher Oasis Games and rights holder October Media (who produced the movie) and was actually developed by Japanese firm Hexadrive, which was founded by a former member of Capcom, back in 2007.

Based on the movie of the same name, Monkey King: Hero is back was released in China back in 2015, and broke domestic box office records for animation at that time. The Western version of the movie featured Jackie Chan, who voiced Sun Wukong, though, it appears he has no involvement whatsoever with the game.

For PC, THQ Nordic will distribute the physical standard edition, whilst Oasis Games will handle the digital offering.
THQ Nordic will  also distribute the title for PlayStation 4, physical and digital – there will be two digital offerings, and are now both available to pre-order.

Standard edition will get you a special theme and two new game modes: Paradise, and desperation. Then, the second offering is called the Hero Edition, and this features all the content from the standard, 2 outfits “Tuxedo” & “Dasheng doll” as well as special items that can be used in-game and a Season pass containing 2 new episodes.

These episodes are titled “Uproar in Heaven” (which takes place 500 years before the events of the game/movie) for which a trailer (courtesy of Gematsu) was shown a few weeks back at Chinajoy 2019, and “Mind Palace” which takes place during the 500 years Sun Wukong was sealed away.


As a fan of the movie, I’m really looking forward to this game, so you can be sure to check back regularly for updates as and when more info becomes available.

Press Release:

Monkey King: Hero is Back” Standard Edition 
Genre: Action-Adventure
Platform: PC / PS4 / PS4 Pro
Number of Players: One
Release Date: October 17, 2019 (Thursday)
Availability: Retail box (PC/PS4/PS4 Pro) | Digital (PS4/PS4 Pro)
RRP: Retail Version – PS4: 34.99 UK / 39.99 EUR | PC: 26.99 UK / EUR 29.99
RRP: Ditigal Version – PS4: 34.99 UK / 39.99 EUR
Pre-order Bonus: PS4: 2 exclusive game modes (Paradise and Desperation) | PS4: Theme

Monkey King: Hero is Back ” Hero Edition 
Product Name: “Monkey King: Hero is Back” Hero Edition
Genre: Action-Adventure
Platform: PS4 / PS4 Pro
Number of Players: One
Release Date: October 17, 2019 (Thursday)
Availability: Digital (PS4/PS4 Pro)
Price: Digital download version – PS4: 59.99 UK / EUR 64.99
Pre-order Bonus: PS4: 2 exclusive game modes (Paradise and Desperation) | PS4: Theme
Product Contents: Main Game | Season pass (2 content DLCs “Uproar in Heaven” and “Mind Palace”, 2 in-game costumes “Tuxedo” and “Dasheng Doll”, and several in-game items “Lotus”, “Guanyin Bodhisattva Amulet”, “Soul Charming Necklace”, “Secret Scroll: Purge”, and “Purple Incense Burner”)


Lee Shellum
Lee Shellum

I've been playing games since the late 80's, started with the Spectrum 48K!. First console was a NES. Used to work for GAME & Gamestation many moons ago. Big anime fan - Dragon Ball & One Piece mainly. I'm also into Manga, Football (Liverpool FC) & WWE. I'm a former Bandai Namco Entertainment Forum moderator and was a part of their J-Patrol team. I love the Yakuza series from SEGA, and most anime games. You can follow me on twitter @Shellum_Lee

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