Publisher Meridiem Games is excited to announce that the PC, Xbox and PlayStation digital releases and the PlayStation 5 special boxed Legend Edition of The Crown of Wu will be released on 24th March, 2023.
This thrilling third-person action-adventure game from developer Red Mountain and supported by the PlayStation Talents Program is inspired by Journey to the West, a classic Chinese novel about the Monkey King, Sun Wukong. Meridiem Games will be the global digital publisher and has also created the highly collectable special boxed Legend Edition for PlayStation 5 that will be available in European specialist stores.
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 and be available across European retail stores.
The Crown of Wu narrates the adventures of Wu, a half-monkey, half-human, who after once being the emperor’s herald, began to behave in a chaotic manner 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; being frozen in bio-static solution. After dozens of years spent almost conscious yet immobile, Wu manages to free himself from his prison and discovers a decadent world in ruins. Moreover, his crown has been stolen and is being used to provoke a vibration that will eventually lead to a gigantic explosion and with it, lead to extinction… Wu must recover his stolen crown and help those he once punished, in order to save the world and redeem himself to finally find peace….
Wu’s crown must be found!
The game world – Immerse yourself in a great land that is both ancient and new. Inspired by Chinese mythology and created to tell a new story of Sun’s journey from anti-hero to hero, this is a world where legend meets reality.
Attributes and abilities – Harness the powers of air, fire, earth and lightning. Each of your powers gives you a way to work with the environment or against your enemies. Attack with Air, Fire and Lightning. Defend with Earth. Summon your powers to defeat enemies and cross dangerous chasms.
Combat System – Discover a fresh and simple combat system that grants you incremental powers as you travel through this terrible land to solve the mystery of the stolen Crown. Get ready to jump, run and parkour your way through this new world as you solve intricate puzzles and overcome increasingly complex trials as you progress through the levels.
The Crown of Wu will launch digitally for PC and consoles and as a special boxed Legend Edition for PlayStation 5 on 24th March 2023 . You can now add the game to your wishlist at PlayStation Store and Steam with Xbox coming soon.