Meridiem Games has today announced that the highly anticipated third-person action-adventure game, The Crown of Wu, will be launching as a special boxed on PlayStation 5 in Q1 2023. Developed by Red Mountain, The Crown of Wu is inspired by Journey to the West, a classic Chinese novel about the Monkey King, Sun Wukong.
The Crown of Wu narrates the adventures of Wu, a half-monkey, half-human. After once being the emperor’s herald, Wu began to behave in a chaotic manner. This was due to the use of a crown that gave him extraordinary powers. It is as if wearing it corrupts the heart.
Eventually, his crimes and atrocities led him to be captured and condemned to a harsh punishment. Wu was frozen in bio-static solution. After dozens of years spent almost conscious yet immobile, Wu manages to free himself from his prison. Yet when he does, he discovers a decadent world in ruins. Moreover, his crown has been stolen. It’s being used to provoke a vibration that will eventually lead to a gigantic explosion and lead to extinction. Wu must recover his crown and help those he once punished in order to save the world and redeem himself.
Players will explore a future-past fantasy world as Sun Wukong. Fighting alone against hordes of enemies, players must overcome complex obstacles to retrieve the great Crown stolen by the antagonist Zhu. However, Zhu will stop at nothing to see you destroyed.
The Crown of Wu – Legend Edition
Meridiem Games is working with Red Mountain to design, manufacture and distribute a special boxed edition exclusively for PlayStation 5. The Crown of Wu – Legend Edition will include a set of stunning art postcards and an introduction letter from the protagonist, Wu, all packaged in a specially designed case with exclusive game artwork.
Journey to the West has been the inspiration for a number of videogames over the years. Most notably, Team Ninja’s highly underrated Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Popular anime series such as Dragon Ball and One Piece are also said to have been inspired by the novel.
The PlayStation 5 special boxed The Crown of Wu – Legend Edition will launch in Q1 2023, and digitally for PC and consoles later in the year. Meridiem Games will also publish The Crown of Wu digitally for PC and console platforms this year.