A Wu-Tang Clan Video Game Is Reportedly In The Works

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  • A Wu-Tang Clan video game is rumored to be in development
  • Early details are scarce, but the title will reportedly be an RPG featuring multiplayer elements that would allow players to control various members of the legendary rap crew
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In 2003, Electronic Arts released Def Jam Vendetta, which allowed players to control some of the biggest names in hip-hop at the time as they engaged in pro wrestling matches. The following year, fans were treated to an expanded sequel in the form of Def Jam: Fight for NY, which arguably remains the gold standard when it comes to rap-inspired video games.

Of course, that’s really not saying much when you consider the competition is primarily limited to a PC game from the 1990s featuring a rapping cartoon dog, a franchise where 50 Cent waged a personal war in the Middle East, and titles like NBA 2K22 that included minigames that nobody really asked for. With that said, we may soon be treated to a new entry in the genre courtesy of none other than the Wu-Tang Clan.

The aforementioned Def Jam series gave players a chance to fight as Method Man, Redman, and Ghostface Killah, and according to ComicBook.com, fans of the legendary hip-hop group may soon get the chance to control even more members of the Staten Island crew in a video game that’s reportedly being developed by Xbox.

Based on what a couple of industry insiders have reported, the unannounced project is being made in conjunction with Brass Lion Entertainment and will be a third-person RPG featuring a co-op experience that would allow up to four different players to participate in the melee-based combat. The game will supposedly draw from “lore associated with Wu-Tang Clan” (with the group also playing an instrumental role in the soundtrack), and given their long history of drawing from kung-fu movies for inspiration, it’s hard to imagine certain elements from that genre won’t be front and center.

In 2015, a debunked story about a contract clause that would allow the Wu-Tang Clan to team up with Bill Murray for a heist to steal the Once Upon a Time in Shoalin album from Martin Shkreli made the rounds online. That might’ve been fake, but I can’t think of a better plot to incorporate into the game.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.