According to a rumour, a Wu-Tang Clan RPG is reportedly in development and it’s being backed by Microsoft. Yes, seriously!
Back in 1999, a Wu-Tang Clan video game was released for the original PlayStation. In Europe it was called Wu-Tang Clan: Taste the Pain, and in the US, it was called Wu-Tang Clan: Shaolin Style.
My memory back in the late 90s was very hazy, however, I do have some memories of playing Wu-Tang Clan: Taste the Pain. The title was a fighting game, but it wasn’t a particularly good fighting game if memory serves me correctly. That said, the Wu-Tang soundtrack was still amazing.
So, what of this new Wu-Tang Clan video game? As reported by VGC, journalist Jez Corden stated on the Xbox Two Podcast he’d heard back in July that Microsoft is backing the RPG game.
However, Jez Corden was unable to clarify at the time as to whether the Wu-Tang RPG would be based upon the iconic hip-hop group or the martial art style. However, he did also say that the RPG will use “Wu-Tang Clan lore” and it will have a soundtrack created by the hip-hop group. So, yeah, all signs seem to point towards the game being based upon the Wu-Tang Clan.
That being said, Jeff Grubb of GamesBeat backed the claims to be correct that a Wu-Tang Clan video game is on the way in a recent video episode of “Jeff Grubbs Game Mess”.
According to Grubb, the Wu-Tang Clan video game will be a third-person RPG, will be about a “couple of dozen hours” in length and will also feature “seasonal content”. Furthermore, the game will also be “melee combat-focused” and will be playable with up to four players co-op.
Are the rumours true?
At this time there is no ETA as to when the Wu-Tang Clan RPG might release, assuming that the rumours are true. So as always, we must take all rumours with a pinch of salt until we get official confirmation.
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