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Black Myth: WuKong Trailer Reveals Switch to Unreal Engine 5

A new trailer for Black Myth: WuKong, Game Science's upcoming action-adventure game, unveiled gameplay of the title using Unreal Engine 5.
A new trailer for Black Myth: WuKong, Game Science's upcoming action-adventure game, unveiled gameplay of the title using Unreal Engine 5. / Photo courtesy of Game Science

Development studio Game Science released a new 12-minute gameplay trailer of Black Myth: WuKong using Unreal Engine 5 and showing off the game's impressive visuals.

After initially catching eyes in August 2020 when its striking visual design and effects — combined with it being billed as the first triple-A Chinese game — made it an instant standout, Black Myth: WuKong had a short, 3-minute trailer released in February that only further showed off the title's potential.

On Aug. 19, Game Science dropped its latest Black Myth: WuKong trailer. This time, however, the game was running with Unreal Engine 5 and Nvidia DLSS tech.

Epic Games' engine was released to the public and game developers earlier this year, but Game Science appears to have already made the decision to move over everything they've worked on so far to the new framework.

From the lightning-quick dodges and atom-bending strikes, to the hyper-realistic terrain reacting to every move of WuKong and their opponent, it's hard not to want to play it as soon as possible.

Aside from the graphics upgrade, the latest trailer also revealed some details on the work-in-progress project's plot based on the famous Chinese myth "Journey to the West" — a foundational text for the country's national literature.

Black Myth: WuKong remains without a set release date, but according to Game Science's website, they are aiming to launch the title on PC and other mainstream consoles, with cloud gaming platforms also being considered.