Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Posted by chardyboy on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 0 comments


Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao stars in a new action-adventure video game titled “Pound for Pound” Volume 1 to be released soon by Karkaddan Games, a world-class gaming studio recently launched by Abu Dhabi Media.  

Julia Purcaru of Abu Dhabi Media informed the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the video game was “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.”

It said “ 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.”

General Manager of Karkadann Games, David Ortiz said . “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. “

Ortiz added “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”.

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.

Some months ago Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz met witrh officials in Abu Dhabi regarding a possible fight of Manny Pacquiao being staged in the Middle East and said there had been great interest in the project since there were thousands of Filipinos working in the region.

Abu Dhabi Media is a leading media organization in the Middle East, with businesses in free and pay television, radio, publishing, digital media, games, feature films, music, digital signage, outside broadcast/production, and printing. The company manages over 20 market-leading brands such as the TV channels Abu Dhabi Al Oula, and Abu Dhabi Riyadiya/AD Sports, Emarat FM, and Star FM radio stations, Al Ittihad and The National newspapers, Majid and Zahrat Al Khaleej magazines, the websites, anazahra.com and admcsport.com, Karkadann Games, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, LIVE, and United Printing Press.

Abu Dhabi Media partners with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment on VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, and with National Geographic on National Geographic Abu Dhabi, the Arabic language television channel, and National Geographic Al Arabiya magazine. Abu Dhabi Media is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, with offices in Beirut, Cairo, Dubai and Jeddah.


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