You Can Now Pre-order Monkey King: Hero Is Back, Coming October 17th

Monkey King: Hero is Back

Based on the popular Chinese animated film, Monkey King: Hero Is Back is coming to PC and PS4 on October 17th, and is available to preorder now.

Monkey King: Hero Is Back is an upcoming action adventure game and a first-party release from Sony, based on the animated film of the same name, which was a huge hit in China.

Both the film and the game are based on characters from the classic 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West, the beloved Monkey King especially having inspired countless reimiginings in video games and other media over the years.


Though the film wasn’t nearly as successful or well known in the west as it was in Asia, it’s nice that PlayStation 4 and PC owners over here will still be able to get their hands on the game, which looks just as fun and colourful as the movie does. In fact, Sony has joined up with the animation team behind the movie, Oct Animation, to recapture that exact same look and feel.

Though also available on PC, if you pre-order Monkey King: Hero Is Back on PlayStation 4, you can get two bonus game modes and a PS4 theme. There is also a Hero Edition of the game available which comes with more bonus content, including a season pass, 2 in-game costumes and several bonus in-game items. The season pass grants you access to two DLC packs, Uproar in Heaven and Mind Palace. Check out the announcement trailer below.