NEW DELHI: FAU-G: Brave and United Guards, extensively considered as the homegrown option to the extremely popular PUBG Mobile, was released on Google Play Shop on Tuesday. The iOS version is likewise anticipated soon, the business stated. The game was noted on Google Play Shop in December for pre-registration and received over 5 million clicks.

Announced in September by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, the video game had actually produced a great deal of buzz due to its patriotic overtone and Indian roots – it has actually been established by Bengaluru-based gaming start-up Studio nCore. The announcement had likewise corresponded with India’s restriction on PUBG Mobile.

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FAU-G is totally free to download with in-app purchases and optional ads. It has a built-in shop where players can purchase weapons such as clubs, axes, pipes, and recruit highly trained task forces in their group utilizing in-game tokens, which they can make in the game or buy with real cash.

The ban on PUBG Mobile developed a vacuum in the battle royale and mobile eSports space in India. While many players moved to Garena Free Fire, PUBG Corporation, the South Korean creators of PUBG Mobile, have been attempting to re-launch the video game in India with India-focused adjustments and a brand-new name- PUBG Mobile India. PUBG Corporation also severed ties with Tencent Games, the Chinese publishers of the game in India.

For now, FAU-G has actually been released with a single player campaign mode with ‘Tales from Galwan Valley’ as the main campaign. It is based on the skirmishes between Indian and Chinese forces at LAC (Line of Actual Control) in Galwan Valley in May-June, which led to the death of 20 Indian army workers. The project has voice overs and narratives in Hindi.

The game has 2 other modes called Group Deathmatch and Free for All. Both will be multiplayer modes, with the former likely to play out like CS: GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive), while the latter is expected to follow the battle royale format along the lines of PUBG Mobile and other comparable video games consisting of Garena Free Fire.