Monkey King: Master of the Clouds for Switch launches today

PlayStation 4 and PC versions still to be dated.

Monkey King: Master of the Clouds

The Switch version of Monkey King: Master of the Clouds will be available via the Nintendo eShop today for $4.99, publisher Retroism announced.

The game, a remaster of the Taito arcade game Cloud Master, is also planned for release on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam this summer.

Here is an overview of the game, via Retroism:


A huge Japanese coin-op hit developed by HOT-B in 1989, the game was later renamed Cloud Master when released outside Japan on the Sega Master System. It subsequently appeared on NES, SFC, and the PC Engine. This upgraded release of the original arcade version includes HD ready elements by developer Starfish-SD, the company formed by the original HOT-B development team.

For the first time, live online leaderboards will add a worldwide competitive quality to the game not possible before.

Key Features

  • Charming pixel Chinese Legends
  • 5 stages of pure action
  • 16:9 HD screen support
  • Two-player local co-op
  • Online leaderboards
  • Keyboard and controller support

If you missed it back in June, watch the announcement trailer here.

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