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So, we have the four pilgrims, mighty bull warrios, some demons, soul hunters and a heavenly creature. Some of them come from the novel and some, it seems to me, are just a a concept for the game.

The source material is unknown to me, but I'd like to know what else can be added to the game, in terms of the novel, the TV series or Chinese mythology?
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The bull king had a wife with a giant fan, the monkey king could transform into other animals, the monkey king could pull of some of his hair and turn those into clones of himself, there were heavenly deities that helped the pilgrims out.
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fishminer wrote:
The bull king had a wife with a giant fan, the monkey king could transform into other animals, the monkey king could pull of some of his hair and turn those into clones of himself, there were heavenly deities that helped the pilgrims out.

Wow!
So there's a lot of room for expansions. This is gonna be awesome.
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Yes and if they want to expand into other Asian cultures they could pull characters or monsters from Thai, Indian or even Japanese mythology.
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I think the base mythology already has Indian influences because in the story, they are traveling from China into India to get the scriptures.
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aubrey wrote:
Yes and if they want to expand into other Asian cultures they could pull characters or monsters from Thai, Indian or even Japanese mythology.


There's no need to pull from other mythologies; there's a lot of enemies (List of Characters) they can choose from!

They are using different names, from the novel... I'm not familiar with the Demons and Soul Hunters that are featured in the game.
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bamjd_tankbot wrote:
aubrey wrote:
Yes and if they want to expand into other Asian cultures they could pull characters or monsters from Thai, Indian or even Japanese mythology.


There's no need to pull from other mythologies; there's a lot of enemies (List of Characters) they can choose from!

They are using different names, from the novel... I'm not familiar with the Demons and Soul Hunters that are featured in the game.

Nothing to fear, it seems. There's plenty of characters in there to fill many expansions.
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bamjd_tankbot wrote:


There's no need to pull from other mythologies; there's a lot of enemies (List of Characters) they can choose from!

They are using different names, from the novel... I'm not familiar with the Demons and Soul Hunters that are featured in the game.


Wow I wasn't familiar with the story but that list is impressive. Just from the Bull Demon theme, it looks like Red Boy and Jade Faced Princess would fit into the theme of this release pretty handily.

Edit: looks like Red Boy is already included...called Kogaiji...in the base box.
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Whats the book/anime series?
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krzykoopa wrote:
Whats the book/anime series?


Journey to the West is the book
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RiderPestilence wrote:
krzykoopa wrote:
Whats the book/anime series?


Journey to the West is the book


Thank you
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They just added Jiangshi (chinese vampires) for Halloween:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588487845/journey-wrath...
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aubrey wrote:
They just added Jiangshi (chinese vampires) for Halloween:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588487845/journey-wrath...


Meh... Easy to pass on this one. I'd rather have seen something related to the story/mythology.
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I like how they went with a halloween flavor update
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RiderPestilence wrote:
krzykoopa wrote:
Whats the book/anime series?


Journey to the West is the book


It's available free at http://www.epubbud.com/book.php?g=2ESV4975
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TAMN wrote:
RiderPestilence wrote:
krzykoopa wrote:
Whats the book/anime series?


Journey to the West is the book


It's available free at http://www.epubbud.com/book.php?g=2ESV4975


I just realized this is what enslaved journey to the west was based off of. Thank you for the link I am on a mac what program would I use to read it off that site?
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I'm on an iPad & can read the PDF.......

It's openly available - if that site doesn't work for you, just do a google search & I'm sure you'll get a hit that works.
Good luck!
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Here's a summary of all of the unlocks in the KS to date:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9fy3yHTy8wZX2lxRF96bGotdzg/...
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They talk about expansions and new settings for the game on the front page of the KS. Looks like they want to make a big franchise out of this.
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I think they did a really good job of the Halloween Zombie update. A little bit of fun, and in keeping with the game.
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There is a really deep well to draw from
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AGN1964 wrote:
They talk about expansions and new settings for the game on the front page of the KS. Looks like they want to make a big franchise out of this.


In one of the video interviews, they mentioned having a Heaven and Underworld expansions planned out. It really depends on how well they do with funding on this project.
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There are a lot of stories that surround JttW, but JttW is already a very long epic story in itself. You'd think the Star Wars or LotR franchise is huge but you can't compare to the Chinese population over several hundred years worth of story and characters.
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For those interested in the mythology, Stephen Chow's new movie is a prequel to the events in the game: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017561
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There are a few items in the core game and trailer that haven't been revealed yet. Quite possibly because they are still works in progress or Marrow plans on revealing them later. There were also several miniatures that were in neither, which took me by surprise (e.g. Soul Cleansers, Jiangshi, etc.)! So I have really no I idea of what they have planned. I thought it would be fun to make some educated guesses and speculate on what's to come.

Empress Iron Fan
From the box set we haven't seen much of Empress Iron Fan. I took some screenshots from the trailer and did some quick and dirty photomerging.

You can also see a rough outline of the sculpt here.

I'm not entirely sure if this is another concept art of Empress Iron Fan or perhaps an early concept of Dragon Princess Xiao Yan, or maybe a new character altogether?


Lei Kun
Another photomerge.


Scenery

I recognize a few pieces; and there's a few we haven't seen. From foreground to background and left to right:
• Sutra (revealed at the 110K stretch goal)
• Mystical box (70K)
• Well and bucket?
• Demon spawn point (180K)
• Broken gate (200 backers)
• Initiative token (190K)
• Solid gate (200 backers)
• Unknown piece?
• Big ass rock?
I'm thinking the last two were more for showcasing the concept miniatures. The one in the back left looks similar to this scenery piece.

Spider Demon
Of course in this thread Anasthy pointed out there's concept art for the spider demon.


Skeleton Demon?
More recently, Marrow had put up a banner with what looks like skeletal ribs. Maybe this is a hint of the White Bone Spirit?
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