Game Science has released a new 12-minute gameplay trailer for Black Myth: Wukong.
Based on the famous Chinese novel Journey To The West with action combat inspired by Dark Souls, the game was first announced this time last year (August 20) with a stunning pre-alpha trailer.
Apart from a second trailer shared earlier this to coincide with Chinese New Year, there hasn’t been more new from the Hangzhou-based studio. But a new trailer taking advantage of Nvidia’s DLSS technology shows that Black Myth: Wukong continues to look visually incredible, while development has move to Unreal Engine 5.
The footage captured in real-time shows shapeshifting Sun Wukong traversing a snowy mountain, with the trailer showcasing two dramatic encounters.
The first of these, after clearing a path of weaker enemies, is another ape who wields a large sword. While Wukong has to make do with a staff, he can also cast spells, such as a ring of fire to protect himself.
Raising the stakes in the second half is a large-scale fight against a white serpent dragon crackling with electricity as it moves around in the air.
Ahead of latest Black Myth: Wukong trailer’s release, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad also shared a thread of work-in-progress clips Game Science were posting, showing some rougher animations, with one highlighting an issue the developer had with maintaining framerate, although another also showed an amusing ability that shrinks a tiger into a kitten.
Another teaser, chronicling the funnier aspects during game development.
Using abilities to turn a tiger into a kitten pic.twitter.com/TMT0rsHAIo
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) August 19, 2021
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