Take On A Different Kind Of Pacman With FIGHTING PRIDE: The Manny Pacquiao Saga

Learn the story of the champ.
Learn the story of the champ. Ranida Games

The People’s Champ may be past his prime now, but thanks to Ranida Games, everyone can experience his journey. FIGHTING PRIDE: The Manny Pacquiao Saga is a game that tells the life story of the eight-division world champion. The game is set to be released for mobile devices sometime in early 2021.

If you’re not familiar with boxing, Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to have won in eight different weight divisions, and he has a total of 12 major titles. Over the course of his boxing career, he has been invited to various prestigious institutions like Cambridge University and Oxford University. Why you ask? Well, mainly to share the challenges he has faced and how he managed to triumph over adversity.

In FIGHTING PRIDE, players get to accompany Manny on his journey from his humble beginnings in his hometown all the way to the peak of his career fighting seasoned opponents. At launch, the game brings with it at least 100 stages and offers three modes, which are:

  • Story Mode
    • Players face opponents that symbolize different social issues like poverty, bullying, and even crab mentality.
      • There are the also the personal challenges such as self-doubt and fear of failure that the People’s Champ has faced throughout his life.
    • As the champion grows in the game, so do his skills and abilities.
      • However, his opponents also will grow for a continuous, as well as compelling, challenge.
  • Historical Mode
    • Players have the chance to experience Pacquiao’s important career fights.
      • This includes many of this major boxing world title bouts.
  • Online PvP Mode
    • Players can go head-to-head with other players.
    • It also stands for Pacquiao versus Pacquiao.
      • Players can train their own versions of the champion and go against other players’ versions of him.

FIGHTING PRIDE is being developed by Ranida Games in partnership with OMG Inc.

In a statement, Ranida Games CEO Ben Banta said that he has been watching Manny’s fights since he was young and it has been his dream to eventually create a Pacquiao game. He went on to say that he has been “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 [Pacquiao's] life story.”

OMG President Mike Ochosa, meanwhile, revealed that Manny’s life has to be shared with everyone “from nothing to greatness, from the impossible to endless possibilities.” With a story that is truly inspiring, he went on to say that “what better way to impart that sentiment to the world than through a mobile game app?”

FIGHTING PRIDE is still being developed, so we'll have to wait to see what the final game actually looks like.

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