Whether you learned about us from an article, clicked an ad, or wandered over from elsewhere in the R2Games universe, welcome to the Monkey King Online Alpha, starting at 7:00 AM PST on March 28th. In a world torn from the pages of the epic novel Journey to the West, you'll choose one of four shapeshifting heroes – Iron Fan, Bull, Fox, or the rebellious Monkey King himself – and bring peace to the heavens through the art of war!
Ready to go right now? Once the Alpha begins (March 28th, 7:00 AM PDT), enter the Alpha Test Server to play!
But yeah, about those characters... let's take a look:
This is the big guy – it's right there in the name, after all. Born millennia ago from an egg made of stone, Monkey has faced nearly everyone in the ****** in single combat at least once. But this master of the shapeshifting art of Invoking was imprisoned in stone a few centuries ago, so his combat skills might be a little rusty. Monkey has his work cut out for him –a lot of old scores to settle, and a serious reputation to uphold!
Although Monkey is renowned for his shapeshifting abilities, Fox is no slouch herself, having spent over a thousand years honing her Invoking abilities. Fox's magically enhanced beauty is legendary, and the poets devote equal time to her skill with a blade. Although she doesn't always see eye-to-eye with Monkey – not even the wisest sages have that kind of patience – her loyalty and guile have won more battles than anyone can count.
Bull doesn't always go on other people's crazy quests – but when he does, he prefers Monkey's. And right now, he's thirsty for glory. Never far from his royal axe, Bull fights to prove his strength and protect his kingdom. It's also rumored that he's trying to impress Iron Fan, which would explain his recent interest in Invoking, but neither of them will comment on the matter.
Imagine if a blizzard, a sandstorm, and a hurricane had a baby that decided to turn into a staff. That's more or less what Iron Fan brings to the table. Once had a huge fight with Monkey after she refused to let him borrow her fan, but they patched things up before Bull got involved. She took up Invoking after that to better recognize when Monkey was up to shapeshifting mischief. When she isn't keeping volcanoes from erupting, Iron Fan fights alongside her friends to bring justice to the heavens.
So there you go – your first look at the cast of Monkey King Online! Choose your character wisely, and we'll see you on the Alpha Test Server, starting at 7:00 AM PST on March 28th – be sure to let us know what you think!