Bayani, the first all-Filipino developed fighting game by local indie developer, Ranida Games, will be available for PC on Steam Early Access starting today.
It features a combination of 2D fighting gameplay and full 3D graphics with a simplified 6-button control system. This allows the game to be an easy to pick-up kind of fighting game but they also designed it to be difficult to master. The combination makes it a fighting game that newcomers and professionals can enjoy.
Along with being the first all-Filipino developed fighting game, Bayani has a cast of characters based on real historical personalities and figures along with stages based on real locations in the Philippines. The initial four-character roster features Joe, Oria, Tonio, and Leon. Each of which is based on Philippine heroes namely Jose Rizal, Gregoria de Jesus (wife of Andres Bonifacio), Antonio Luna, and Emilio Aguinaldo, respectively.
Other future characters include Dre (Andres Bonifacio), Rio (Apolinario Mabini), Lolang Tsora (Melchora Aquino AKA Tandang Sora), Fernande (Ferdinand Magellan), to name a few. They mentioned that they have around 40 character concepts.
At Early Access launch, Bayani will be priced at PHP 399.95 locally and USD 15.99 for the US. This will include the four initial character, three game modes (Versus, Arcade, and Training), four stages, and eight original background music. Early Access buyers will be entitled to the base game version of Bayani which will include nine characters with additional story mode, game stages, costumes, and background music once fully released.
While it does release on PC, mobile and console versions of the game are also in the works. In addition, an arcade box version will be published by EXA Arcadia of Japan once the base game is completed.
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