Want to play as Manny Pacquiao? Check out this free mobile game

Published November 20, 2020, 6:23 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Photo from OMG Inc.

Fans of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao are in for a treat as OMG Inc. is set to release the free-to-play FIGHTING PRIDE: The Manny Pacquiao Saga, a mobile game featuring the thrilling life of the iconic athlete. 

The 2.5-D sports-adventure game, which was developed in coordination with Ranida Games, will be launched early next year. 

“From nothing to greatness, from the impossible to endless possibilities, Pacquiao’s life must be shared with all of us,” said OMG president Mike Ochosa. 

“His story is compelling as well as inspiring. What better way to impart that sentiment to the world than through a mobile game app?” added the boxing analyst. 

With personal insights and inputs from the lone eight-division world champion himself, Ranida Games developed the storyline of the upcoming mobile game and came up with three modes–Story Mode, Historical Mode and Online PVP Mode. 

The Story Mode works like a role-playing game with the players undergoing Pacquiao’s life journey from humble beginnings to sports stardom. Various social issues like poverty, bullying and crab mentality as well as personal challenges are embedded in this category as the players take on stronger opponents as the game progresses. 

Gamers can experience Pacquiao’s biggest fights in his career in the Historical Mode while they can battle each other with their own versions of the legendary fighter in the Online PVP Mode. 

“I’ve been watching Manny Pacquiao’s boxing fights since I was young, and it’s been one of my dreams to create a Pacquiao game since I started making games.,” said Ben Banta, CEO of Ranida Games which also created the local hits PBA Basketball Slam and BAYANI-Fighting Game. 

“He’s not only served as an inspiration, but also brought happiness and pride to a lot of people. And as a huge fan of beat ‘em ups, the continuous wave of action it offers while telling a story makes this a perfect genre through which to share his life story,” Banta added.