July 28, 2023

Andreas Betsche

Ranida Games Announces SINAG – A New Take on Fighting Games Like Tekken

July 28, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

Philippine indie game studio Ranida Games has announced the pre-registration launch of SINAG on Google Play. This offering wants to combine the allure of Philippine mythology with deep and engaging gameplay mechanics, delivering a fresh take on the beloved fighting game genre. SINAG intends to appeal to casual gamers and dedicated fans of fighting games like Tekken, Streetfighter, or Shadow Fight 2 with depth and complexity.

A screenshot of SINAG a fighting game like Tekken.

Experience SINAG the Philippine Take On Fighting Games like Tekken

The developers want to pay homage to the beauty and diversity of the Philippines. Still, SINAG is not Ranida’s first fighting game to weave elements from Philippine culture into its core gameplay. In 2019, they successfully released BAYANI on Steam. 

A Unique Blend of Philippine Mythology and Tekken Gameplay

As part of The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) inaugural Computer Games Grants Program, SINAG incorporates content derived from the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. This integration reflects the studio’s commitment to preserving the country’s rich cultural legacy, including its folktales, myths, and legends, adding more depth to the Tekken-style fighting game concept.

Meet the Diverse Character Roster of SINAG

Upon its official launch, SINAG will feature eight playable characters, eight background stages, and a four-button system with directional input. Dispensing with swipe mechanics and cooldown-dependent moves, SINAG plans to offer a combo-heavy gameplay experience, catering to fans who seek skilful combat.

The developer ensures compatibility with touch and controllers, allowing players to choose their preferred style of play.

The character roster includes iconic figures such as Juan, symbolising the “Filipino everyman”; Anna Luna, inspired by the mythical creature White Lady; Daragi, based on the Filipino folklore creature Tikbalang; Amon, influenced by the Filipino folklore creature Kapre; Bathala, representing the ancient mythological supreme being; Bugan, a male warrior inspired by the Igorot ethnic group; Tala, a female warrior with roots in the Igorot ethnic group; and lastly, Mara’t Clara, drawing inspiration from the Philippine mythical creature Manananggal.

Pre-Register Now: Get Ready for the Exclusive “Boracay” Stage

Players can pre-register on Google Play to be among the first to experience SINGAG and unlock a stage named “Boracay.” Furthermore, the game is set to launch on the App Store and PC later.

Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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