Monkey King: Hero Is Back

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Monkey King: Hero Is Back

Coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro and PC on October 17 2019

  • Preorders for PS4 start today, August 14, 2019
  • Digital preorders for PC start on August 19, 2019

THQ Nordic, Produced in Association with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and Oasis Games Limited today announced that it is releasing the game “Monkey King: Hero is Back” as well as the special “Hero Edition” version of the game for PC and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) on October 17, 2019. Players can pre-order the game from PlayStation™ Store (PS Store). 

For PC, THQ Nordic will be distributing the physical Standard Edition, with digital preorders starting on August 19 2019.

On PS4, THQ Nordic will be distributing the digital and physical Standard Edition, as well as the the digital version of the Hero Edition, with digital preorders starting today, on August 14 2019.

“Monkey King: Hero is Back” Overview
The game is based on the thrilling Chinese action fantasy movie “Monkey King: Hero is Back” that was released in theaters in 2015, and tells the story of a young boy named Liuer and his adventures with the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, who is released after having been imprisoned for 500 years. Known by movie fans worldwide as one of the premier examples of Chinese animation, the movie went on to set a box office record for animated movies in China at the time, grossing more than 160 million EUR upon its release.

With “Monkey King: Hero is Back” for PlayStation®4, Sony Interactive Entertainment has teamed up with Oct Animation Studio, the studio behind the movie’s breathtaking visuals, to create a game faithful to the look and feel of the movie.

Like the movie, this action-adventure game tells the story of the young monk Liuer meeting his hero Sun Wukong, but places the focus on the Monkey King himself while also introducing players to various stories and subplots not found in the movie. Together, Sun Wukong, Liuer, and Pigsy embark on a journey of adventure, while deepening the bonds of friendship between them. Players assume the role of Sun Wukong and use his mystical skills and abilities to defeat the assorted foes before them. The game immerses players in the middle of their own tale of adventure, while also enabling them to experience the rich and deep story the beloved movie is known for.

The “Monkey King: Hero is Back” Hero Edition features the main game plus the season pass, consisting of two additional stories available as DLC (“Uproar in Heaven” and “Mind Palace”), 2 in-game costumes for the protagonist (Tuxedo and the Dasheng Doll), as well as special items that can be utilized within the game. 

The preorders for both editions on PS4 will begin on August 14 2019. Additionally, the PS4 versions will feature a special bonus for those who pre-order the game: two exclusive game modes (“Paradise” and “Desperation”), and a PS4 theme.

“Monkey King: Hero is Back” Standard Edition Product Details

  • Genre: Action-Adventure
  • Platform: PC / PS4 / PS4 Pro
  • Number of Players: One
  • Release Date: October 17, 2019 (Thursday)
  • Availability: Retail box (PC/PS4/PS4 Pro)  | Digital (PS4/PS4 Pro)
  • RRP: Retail Version – PS4: 34.99 UK / 39.99 EUR | PC: 26.99 UK / EUR 29.99
  • RRP: Ditigal Version – PS4: 34.99 UK / 39.99 EUR
  • Pre-order Bonus: PS4: 2 exclusive game modes (Paradise and Desperation) | PS4: Theme

“Monkey King: Hero is Back ” Hero Edition Product Details

  • Product Name: “Monkey King: Hero is Back” Hero Edition
  • Genre: Action-Adventure
  • Platform: PS4 / PS4 Pro
  • Number of Players: One
  • Release Date: October 17, 2019 (Thursday)
  • Availability: Digital (PS4/PS4 Pro)
  • Price: Digital download version – PS4: 59.99 UK / EUR 64.99 
  • Pre-order Bonus: PS4: 2 exclusive game modes (Paradise and Desperation) | PS4: Theme
  • Product Contents: Main Game |  Season pass (2 content DLCs “Uproar in Heaven” and “Mind Palace”, 2 in-game costumes “Tuxedo” and “Dasheng Doll”, and several in-game items “Lotus”, “Guanyin Bodhisattva Amulet”, “Soul Charming Necklace”, “Secret Scroll: Purge”, and “Purple Incense Burner”)

About THQ Nordic
Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna (Austria) and Karlstad (Sweden), with subsidiaries in Germany, Sweden, Finland, and the USA, THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Titan Quest, Biomutant, Wreckfest, Gothic, ELEX and many more.
THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.

The company’s internal development studios are (in chronological order, from earliest to most recent):

  • Grimlore Games GmbH based in Munich (Germany)
  • Rainbow Studios Inc. based in Phoenix, Arizona (United States of America)
  • Mirage Game Studios AB based in Karlstad (Sweden)
  • Foxglove Studios AB based in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Black Forest Games GmbH based in Offenburg (Germany)
  • Pieces Interactive AB based in Skoevde (Sweden)
  • Experiment 101 AB based in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Bugbear Entertainment based in Helsinki (Finland)
  • Piranha Bytes based in Essen (Germany)

Since July 2018, HandyGames (Giebelstadt, Germany) is part of the THQ Nordic network and perfectly complements the setup of the rest of our group as the new “go to”-publisher for small- and midsized developers and projects. The company has a very strong background in VR and publishing of mobile games.THQ Nordic shares are publicly listed on Nasdaq First North Stockholm under the ticker THQNB:SS with FNCA Sweden AB as its Certified Adviser. For more investor-related information, please visit:

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