RCB Epic Cricket is a 3D realistic and simulative game featuring multiplayer mode that allows users to play versus other players across India. In this game, play as Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers along with team sensation Safaraz Khan and rule the pitch.
Nazara has exclusive mobile gaming rights for a multiyear partnership with Royal Challengers Bangalore to license the intellectual property for curation of freemium games. HP (Hewlett-Packard) has come on board as the title sponsor for the official game, RCB Epic Cricket.
It has been integrated in the game in the form of jersey branding, billboards, real estate branding, user interface branding and much more. HP is one of the key sponsor brands for RCB for the 11th edition of T20 Season.
Last year, the RCB Star Cricket game rose quickly through the charts and had even reached the No.1 top free games spot on Google Play within few days of its launch. While the peak engagement was during T20, more than 54% of the engagement happened post the T20 season during the rest of the year.
Amrit Thomas, Chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore, said “Over years, RCB has become more a lifestyle brand than just a cricket team. RCB has immensely transcended the experience of fan engagement. Fans connect with the team across multiple touch points on digital platforms. We strive to give them a seamless and more personalized experience for the love and support they have shown for the team.”
Over the last three financial years, Nazara has invested in mobile gaming companies within the sports genre such as Mastermind Sports Limited, Moonglabs Technologies Private Limited and HalaPlay Technologies Private Limited. Nazara offerings in cricket mobile gaming have also been augmented through acquisition of Next Wave Multimedia, which has developed mobile cricket games such as World Cricket Championship 1, World Cricket Championship 2, Beach Cricket and Bat Attack Cricket.
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Games, said, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new muliti- player game RCB Epic Cricket with Royal Challengers Bangalore. It feels great to work with a team which is always eager to push new boundaries whether it is “play along “aspect within the stadium or hall of fame on social media.”
RCB Epic Cricket is currently designed to be played in three modes – Multiplayer Mode, Live Events and Career Mode. The unique part about the game is its multiplayer system which enables the player to create your own RCB Dream Team and play against an opposing team (RCB Dream Team) in a turn based multiplayer match along with elements of strategy.
In addition, the player can compete on– Daily, Weekly and Monthly Leaderboards to win plenty of original RCB merchandize.
The live events enable the player to play real time matches of RCB during the T20 Season. This mode gives the players a chance to help RCB defeat their rival teams. The players can compete in these Live events to win existing RCB merchandises.
The Career mode, on the other hand, will enable the player to play as their favourite RCB stars. To begin with you can step into the shoes of ace cricketer and RCB Captain, Virat Kohli. This mode offers the cricket fans to face 7 bold Teams on-field that have been simulated from T20. This mode also has other cricketing heavyweights such as Yuzvendra Singh Chahal and AB de Villiers.
The game is available for download on Google Play Store for android devices and is expected to be available for iOS by mid-April 2018.
Nazara is one of the leading mobile games companies headquartered in Mumbai, India and has operations in 61 countries across emerging markets, as on September 30, 2017.