Monkey King: Hero is Back The Game is an adaptation of a 2015 Chinese animated film of the same name that starred Jackie Chan as Sun Wukong. When Monkey King: Hero is Back was released in China it was the highest grossing animated movie of all time, though it has since been surpassed by both Zootopia and Kung Fu Panda 3. Both the movie and the game serve as a retelling of the famous Chinese story Journey to the West.
The trailer opens with a scene of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, facing off against a giant. It then cuts to the movie’s director Xiaopeng Tian. He explains that the game is being developed by both Sony Interactive Entertainment and October Media, and will be distributed world wide by Oasis Games.
The Monkey King is an action-packed cinematic virtual reality series. Borne from 16th Century Chinese mythology and explored through 21st Century technology, The Monkey King is a fusion of innovation and engaging storytelling that will thrill as much as it will awe.
The Monkey King centers on teenage misfit monkey Sun Wukong, who strives to fit in yet fails to impress his dismissive peers. Certain that he is destined for greatness, Sun Wukong seeks out the wisdom of a seasoned Taoist Master who wrangles his extraordinary (yet undisciplined) strengths and shapes them into those of a Taoist Warrior. But when Sun Wukong instigates a vicious monster to acquire a powerful weapon, he must draw on his newfound Taoist Warrior talents to earn the respect of his peers and be crowned The Monkey King.