Porject Shaolin: Wu-Tang Clan video game reportedly in the making

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Project Shaolin

According to several reports, a new Wu-Tang Clan video game is currently in the works. The working title is said to be “Project Shaolin”. The game is supposed to be a fighting game centered around the lore of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Brass Lion Entertainment is allegedly developing the game for Xbox Game Studios.

A new Wu-Tang Clan video game

On his Xbox Two podcast, gaming journalist Jez Corden revealed that Xbox Game Studios is working on a Wu-Tang game. Later, this info was confirmed by other journalists from the scene.

The game is supposed to be a third-person fantasy RPG that will be fed seasonal content. Gameplay-wise, the main focus would be on melee combat. “Project Shaolin” is also supposed to be playable with up to four players in co-op.

The Wu-Tang Clan is also said to be working on the project. Not only will the lore behind the group be explored, but the Staten Island legends will also provide the appropriate soundtrack.

The group never made a big secret about their love for the Chinese monastic orders on their albums and tracks After all, even the name of the group is based on the martial arts film “Shaolin and Wu Tang”.  So, it is probably safe to say that the game will follow the paths of these fighting monks.

There is no release date yet. Currently, the game is said to be in the very early stages of development.

Wu-Tang video game ventures

“Project Shaolin” is far from the first involvement of the Wu-Tang Clan and video games.

Back in 199, “Wu Tang: Shaolin Style” was released, exclusively for Sony’s Playstation at the time. The fighting game featured all nine members of the clan as voiced and playable characters.

But even away from their own games, the “36 Chambers” rappers were often involved in games. RZA was responsible for the soundtrack to the game “Afro Samurai” in 2009.

And in 2006, several members, including Method Man and Ghostface Killah, were featured in the game “Saints Row.”

For the business-minded Wu-Tang Clan, it makes sense to move into this area. After all, the video game market is the fastest-growing entertainment industry.

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