The PlayStation 4 version of Unruly Heroes will launch on May 28 alongside for $19.99 / £17.99 / €19.99, developer Magic Design Studios announced. PlayStation Plus members will receive a 20 percent discount for the first week of launch.
It will include the new “Challenge” update, which will be released at a later date for the currently available Xbox One, Switch, and PC versions.
Here is an overview of the game, via Magic Design Studios:
Set against the backdrop of one of China’s most beloved folk-tales, The Legend of the Monkey King, Unruly Heroes places the player in the shoes of our titular heroes – Wukong the Monkey King, Sanzang the Sleepy Monk, Kihong the Greedy Pig, Sandmonk the Sensitive Brute – as they journey through a beautiful, hand-drawn world facing an ever growing horde of enemies and challenging platforming puzzles.
Unruly Heroes features a simple to pick up, hard to master combat system across all four playable characters, evolving gameplay and surprises galore.
With a background in AAA game development, film, animation and TV, the team at Magic Design Studios bring a wealth of talent, vision and artistry to Unruly Heroes which shines through in every area from art style to character design, combat and animation.
“Journey to the West is a wonderful story, but it’s not widely known in the West.” Yang Lu, CEO of Magic Design Studios & Creative Director of Unruly Heroes commented. “There are elements of the original Chinese folk tale in many popular manga and anime properties but the true origin of the story has generally remained unknown – we wanted to change that.”
Beyond simply looking beautiful and telling an amazing story, the Unruly Heroes team set out to bring a fresh take on the action platform genre.
Sebastien Delord, Lead Designer, added “On the surface, Unruly Heroes can be mistaken for a traditional platforming game but we really hope with the launch of the PlayStation 4 version we will be able to connect with a new audience who will really understand the amazing challenge that our game has to offer for lone players, groups of adventurers or those who like to go head-to-head against friends”
PlayStation 4 players who set out on a journey with Unruly Heroes will be the first to experience the brand new Challenge Update content which introduces two new difficulty modes, additional character skins, and a photo modem plus an array of gameplay and control tweaks. This content will be coming to PC, Xbox and Switch at a later date.
Watch a new trailer below.