FAU-G, marketed as an Indian alternative to PUBG, is set to release in November, game publisher NCore Games announced in a tweet. The Bengaluru-based publisher announced FAU-G early last month — following the ban of PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite in the country. FAU-G, also known as Fearless and United Guards, is designed to tap into the country’s patriotism and anti-China sentiment. The first level of the game will be based on the Galwan Valley skirmishes between India and China.
Without providing any platform-specific details and a particular release date, NCore Games tweeted that FAU-G will launch in November. The game was originally planned to debut later this month.
Good always triumphs over evil,
the light will always conquer the darkness.
May victory bless Fearless And United Guards, our FAU-G.
Launching in November 2020!
— nCORE Games (@nCore_games) October 25, 2020
Along with the tweet, the company also put out the first teaser of the game. The teaser does not provide any gameplay as such but the cinematic trailer hints that the game (or one of the maps) will be based on the conflict of Galwan Valley which was the source of the rise of anti-China sentiments.
The game has been actively promoted by Bollywood actors. Akshay Kumar. The actor also shared the teaser on his official Twitter account.
PUBG Mobile, on the other hand, is rumored to make a comeback since the studio that created the game has managed to sever its ties with its Chinese publisher, Tencent. However, there is no official confirmation, if the game will be unbanned anytime soon.
FAU-G was announced just a couple of days after the government banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite in the country. NCore Games co-founder Vishal Gondal, however, said that the game was in plans for some months. It plans to reach the 20 crore-users marks within a year.
Kumar and Gondal are both promoting FAU-G on their social media accounts since its announcement last month. However, we’re yet to see whether the game would actually be able to garner a mass following in the country — especially among professional gamers and enthusiasts who earlier used to play PUBG Mobile.
NCore Games has also promised to donate 20 percent of the net revenues garnered from FAU-G to the government’s fund-raising initiative, Bharat Ke Veer.
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