A new rumor suggests a Wu-Tang Clan RPG is coming from publisher Microsoft, with the iconic hip hop group of the same name as the key inspiration.
The new Wu-Tang Clan RPG rumor comes from a new Nvidia database leak that revealed a host of codenames for internal projects – one of which being codenamed “Shaolin.” Both Windows Central and GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb have confirmed the codename is for a new Wu-Tang Clan game.
The new “third-person fantasy RPG” is reportedly being developed by newer studio Brass Lion Entertainment, a developer focused on “creating original fictional universes that center on Black and Brown characters, cultures, and stories” as they feel the industry is lacking that now.
Further, the game is reportedly melee-focused and will run a “couple dozen hours” long, with a plan for seasonal content as well. Wu-Tang Clan themselves are also reportedly producing the entire game’s soundtrack.
Reportedly, the game is being made under Microsoft and their Xbox Global Publishing arm of the company, where they’re fostering exclusive titles to fill out their games lineup – most especially on Xbox Game Pass.
Players will be able to get loot, weapons, gear, and more in both procedural dungeons and more hand-crafted events. The game will also reportedly have multiplayer, with support for up to four player cooperative play.
The Wu-Tang Clan had their original video game, Wu-Tang Clan: Shaolin Style (pictured above), released back in the 1990s for the original PlayStation. Several of their members appeared as themselves in all three Def Jam video games, and RZA was producer for the music in the original Afro Samurai game as well.
As with any rumor, take this with a grain of salt. However, would you like to see a new game inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan, even if it’s a games-as-a-service ARPG? Sound off in the comments below!