Two years ago we were all aboard the hype train for 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, and today we’re enthusiastically tooting the same horn to celebrate the arrival of its release date. Moscow-based Sobaka Studio has been developing 9 Monkeys of Shaolin tirelessly since at least 2018, and that dedication shows in the vibrant end result. The developers describe their long-awaited project with the following:
“The true rebirth of iconic beat ’em up genre in vein of old-school video games! As a simple Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng you have to avenge the death of your friends and family slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village.”
On August 5, Sobaka Studio let loose the launch date for 9 Monkeys of Shaolin via a new trailer and a post on Twitter. Inspired by videogames of yore, the “beat ’em up” is staying true to its original promise of delivering a nostalgic gameplay experience where might is right. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is headed for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Switch on October 16.