Wu-Tang Clan‘s Shaolin video game will eventually be coming to XBOX and new details have emerged about what to expect.
According to a report from Insider Gaming on Wednesday (December 6), the game is “a third-person melee-oriented RPG complete with four-player co-op.” All nine illustrious Wu-Tang members are said to be a major part of the game as playable characters, and will also have a ton of music in the game that’s been re-imagined by Just Blaze.
“Players can choose from four different weapons that all have different and unique play styles (single swords, dual swords, etc.),” the report reads. “Gathered loot and items all fit into the game’s central social hub, named the ‘Neighborhood.’ Here, players will be able to sell their loot, listen to music, and show off their unique fashion choices with one another.”
The game, which is being developed by Brass Lion Entertainment, is still in its Alpha phase – which means it could still be one or two years away from release.
In other news, the Wu-Tang Clan took over the Empire State Building last month, turning the iconic landmark black and yellow to celebrate 30 years since the release of their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
New York City mayor Eric Adams also declared November 9 Wu-Tang Day, honoring the Staten Island group.
Last year, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Of the Wu’s seven albums, it is still considered by many as their greatest and stands as one of Hip Hop’s finest accomplishments.
In the past, RZA has spoken about the success of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), saying he knew they were “making something special” during its creation.
“I won’t say I was surprised, I was thankful,” he told the Library of Congress. “Look — this part will sound egocentric — but during the creation, I knew we were making something special. And that there would be an audience for it.”
He added: “For me, it [the album] didn’t exist and it needed to exist. It felt like we were capturing New York life and youth in a way that had never been exposed before, not the way that 36 Chambers and Wu were doing it.”