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While 9 Monkeys of Shaolin did have a pretty big delay, Sobaka Studio have just recently announced a new release date (including Linux support) along with help from Koch Media.

Originally, it was supposed to release last Fall and they didn't give a reason for the delay but their latest announcement mentions "9 Monkeys of Shaolin will be released in the third quarter of 2019".

Reaching out to the developer on Twitter today, they confirmed to us it will still include Linux support. Fantastic news, since I'm always wanting to play more beat 'em ups.

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What they say it will feature:

  • 3 unique fighting styles: fight on earth, in the air or use mysterious magic seals. Combine these elements to defeat every enemy on your way.
  • Captivating narrative: discover the fascinating story of Wei Cheng and follow him as he rises from a simple fisherman to the master of Shaolin martial arts.
  • Stunning visual style: unlikely combination of historical and mystical elements gives you an exciting experience from every scene appears on screen.
  • Extensive character development system: you learn a great deal of ways to victory as you discover various unlockable perks, items and fighting styles.
  • More than 25 different levels: Chinese villages, pirate ship, Buddhist monasteries, Japanese mansions, ancient ruins and many more.
  • 10 types of Chinese and Japanese polearms, each with its unique traits. Discover the landscapes to find new items!
  • Co-op play: invite your friend to help you fight through growing waves of enemies and complete the game together.

If interested, you can wishlist and follow it on Steam. Just remember to set your platform on Steam for wishlists.

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libgradev Feb 21, 2019
Looking forward to chucking this on my pile of games I'm not playing, cause, life :D

Gonna get it though ^_^
jesta Feb 21, 2019
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Here's a link to the English trailer.
s0la Feb 21, 2019
I wonder why it has "coming soon" tag, when it's going to be released on winter? :)
Liam Dawe Feb 21, 2019
Quoting: s0laI wonder why it has "coming soon" tag, when it's going to be released on winter? :)
It's just a generic tag we use for unreleased games that are confirmed to be coming, I suppose we could do with making that clearer.
yar4e Feb 21, 2019
"Sobaka" translates like "Dog" from Russian to English :)
cprn Feb 22, 2019
I was waiting for this game but hearing about "magical seals" put me off. Why does everything have to be kids stories nowadays is beyond me.
Cestus Feb 22, 2019
i want a new Goemon done like that
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