Russia-based indie developer Sobaka and publisher Buka Entertainment have announced 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, an upcoming side-scrolling brawler set in medieval China.

If you’re a fan of classic kung-fu movies, you’ll probably find something to love in 9 Monkeys of Shaolin. Players take on the role of Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng as he sets out to avenge his village after a terrible raid by pirates. Have a gander at the game’s Announcement Trailer to see what kind of gameplay you can look forward to. (Hint: a lot of people will be getting smacked in the face with a big stick.)

Players can make use of three distinct fighting styles – ground, air, and magic. These different styles can be combined for maximum effectiveness against the hordes of unsavory enemies that you’ll bash your way through in the course of the game. You’ll be able to unlock perks. items, and new fighting styles as you work your way through the game.

While you start with a simple fisherman’s pole, you can eventually move on to other Chinese & Japanese polearms from the era for increased lethality in combat. There will be 25 levels for you to play through, and if you get tired of doing things alone you’ll be able to bring along a friend in the game’s co-op mode.

If 9 Monkeys Of Shaolin sounds like your kind of jam, you can add the game to your wishlist on Steam. You can also head on over to the game’s official website 9monkeysofshaolin.com. It’s set to release sometime around Fall 2018 for the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

What do you think of 9 Monkeys Of Shaolin? Do you like the idea of beating up hordes of enemies with a big ol’ stick? What do you miss most about side-scrolling brawlers? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!


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