Red Mountain (Spain) will be partnering with Singapore-based publisher, Ripples Asia Pte Ltd to bring Crown of Wu, an action adventure starring Sun Wukong, to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC in Steam in 2023.
Red Mountain’s Creative Director, Jose Carlos Montero (JC) opens up about his project.
How was the game conceptualized?
JC: The concept of the game was born in the school where I taught. I was asked to conceptualize an interdisciplinary project. The theme was Sun Wukong and the legend of the journey to the west. From that moment on, we started working on a new story that had Wu as the main character along with the necessary ingredients to make it fresh and new. Hence, The Crown of Wu was born.
How big is the team?
JC: Mainly 5 people (3 programmers, 1 producer and I) and a couple of others including the game artists.
What are you most excited about?
JC: I think the most interesting thing from my point of view is the possibility of publishing on all platforms globally. That tickles me in the belly. It also makes me a little nervous as this is our first title with a humble budget and small team.
What awards have you gotten already?
JC: Playstation Talents Camp Place Winners. Ultralan Festival Best Game, Freakcon International Festival Best Game Design, Freakcon International Festival Best Game Finalist and Global Top Round International Festival Finalist
On publishing in Asia
JC: Our idea is to be able to collaborate with the local experts in the Asian region and be part of a market that is a bit difficult for the Europeans to access. At the moment, we are absolutely delighted with our relationship with the Ripples Asia team and we look forward to developing more titles with them.
About the Game
The Crown of Wu provides a unique blend of ancient Chinese culture and cyberpunk with challenging enemies and obstacles.
Players will take control of the titular character, Sun Wukong and explore a fantasy futuristic world, battle against robotic enemies and solve intricate puzzles. All this to bring the crown back to Wukong and save the world from destruction.
- The Game World – Immerse yourself in a great land that is both old and new. Inspired by Chinese mythology and created to tell a new story of Wukong’s journey from an anti-hero to hero. This is a world where legend meets reality.
- Attributes & Abilities – Harness the powers of air, fire, earth and lightning. Each of your powers gives you a way to work with the environment or against your enemies. Attack with Wind, Fire and Lightning. Defend with Earth. Invoke your powers to defeat enemies and move through dangerous abysses.
- Combat System – Discover a fresh and easy combat system that grants you incremental powers as you journey across this great land to solve the mystery of the stolen Crown.
Get ready to jump, run and parkour your way across this new world while solving intricate puzzles and overcoming increasingly complex tests as you advance through the different levels.