A Manny Pacquiao Beat-em up RPG? With Pets? Oh yes Jimmy, Gouki.com has seen it. Well a video of it anyway.
Gouki.com was invited to check out the new Manny Pacquiao video game Pound for Pound Volume 1 for PC, mobile, iPad, iPhone and Facebook. Unfortunately the game was not playable and all we got to see was a 5 minute video, with some short gameplay clips. There was however plenty of free booze and hot chicks to talk to. The game appears to be a classic RPG style. The combat looks like it's click based, which will make sense on the touch screens. The menus and items list look long, I'm interested in that aspect. There were also pets shown in the trailer. Pound for Pound says it's for casual gamers, but looks like it's going after a very serious crowd.
We got to meet Daryl, who is working on Pound for Pound. Daryl is a former Microsoft and EA employee. He seemed to know a lot about gaming, he's a big MLB fan. Special thanks to David Ortiz (Big Papi) for inviting Gouki.com to this event. And another special shout out to Steve Brener, apparently, we're his boys. So that's awesome.
So check out the Manny Pacquiao Pound for Pound Volume 1 when it's released in a few weeks for FREE!
Official Press Release
Las Vegas, May 6, 2011: Karkadann Games, a world-class gaming studio recently launched by Abu Dhabi Media, today announced the upcoming release of its new action adventure video game titled “Pound for Pound” Volume 1, centred on Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
The timing couldn't be better: joining the ranks of the greatest fighters of all time, and currently rated as the ‘number one’ pound-for-pound boxer in perhaps history, Manny Pacquiao is also one of the most recognizable and most well liked athletes in the world today.
Created for a casual gaming audience, and developed for PC, mobile, iPad, iPhone and Facebook, “Pound for Pound” Volume 1 takes gamers through narrative arcs, intense action and addictive game play, as Manny the martial arts action hero battles through the underground world of heinous villains on a mission of justice. Gamers not only wield Manny’s legendary combination of pummelling punches, with his lightning fast hands, but also a full arsenal of kicks and martial arts weaponry. Additionally, players will be able to customize and develop Manny into the ultimate mixed martial arts defender to fight hundreds of the most infamous enemies on a high-stakes fight.
“We are extremely excited about the launch of this new series”, said David Ortiz, General Manager of Karkadann Games. “Our game captures Manny as a true action hero – with the will power, determination and resilience unique to Manny. We wanted to celebrate a great athlete and complete fighter and provide an entertaining game experience for his millions of fans. On that foundation we built a fast-paced, graphically stimulating action adventure experience with immersive gameplay. We can’t wait to share our vision with Manny’s fans and gamers around the world”, added Ortiz.
In just five months after its launch, Karkadann Games has positioned itself as a world class developer and publisher of games for both Middle East and international audiences by pursuing original and engaging titles. “We are proud of the premium titles we have already produced and are confident that Karkadann Games will be a key driver in the future of the gaming industry”, concluded Ortiz.
“Pound for Pound” Volume 1 video game will be released this summer.
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