The first character reveal video for upcoming Monkey
-inspired game Unruly Heroes
introduces Ki Hong, showing how he has been brought to life from sketches through to full animation.
is inspired by the ancient Chinese legend of the Monkey King, which was written down in the 16th century as the novel "A Journey to the West". This legend has been retold and re-imagined many times over the years, including the famous TV series Monkey
and the video games Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
and Monkey King Saga
. It is an action-adventure platformer that can be played in co-op with up to four players, with online PvP modes also available. While developer Magic Design Studio hasn't said much yet about the Ki Hong character, his pig-like appearance suggests he may be equivalent to the Pigsy character from Monkey
is expected to launch on Xbox One early in 2018.