Microsoft reportedly working on a Wu-Tang Clan game with soundtrack written by the group

The game is said to be an action RPG based on “Wu-Tang Clan lore”

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Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Wu-Tang Clan action RPG that will feature a soundtrack created by the hip hop collective.

News of the project was first revealed by renowned Microsoft insider Jez Corden on the Xbox Two Podcast and then corroborated by Jeff Grubb of Games Beat on his video show.

The game is said to be a collaboration between Xbox and entertainment studio Brass Lion Entertainment which focuses on “creating original fictional universes that center on Black, Brown, and other traditionally marginalised characters, cultures, and stories”.

Allegedly in early development, the game will be a “melee combat focused”, “third-person fantasy RPG” that combines “Minecraft Dungeon gameplay within a Wu-Tang fantasy setting”. According to Corden, the game has an endgame focus, with support for a four-player co-op.

Corden also mentioned in his podcast that the game’s universe and plot will be based on “Wu-Tang Clan lore” and that the game’s music will be written by the hip hop group themselves.

Xbox is reported to name the game Shaolin, though it is meant to be separate from the 1999 game Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style, which received backlash and mixed reviews from both fans and the group themselves.

Just recently, the new owners of the Wu-Tang Clan’s only copy of Once Upon a Time In Shaolin album have revealed themselves after purchasing the record for $4 million from the US government. The album was seized from its previous owner and convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli.