Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra part of a new video game ‘Brothers: Clash of Fighters’

Actors, Akshay Kumar and his reel-brother Sidharth Malhotra are now a part of a video game called Brothers: Clash of Fighters, which is a part of the video game tie-in for the movie Brothers. The game allows you to play as Akshay Kumar or Siddharth Malhotra or select someone else you like from a roster of international fighters and features an arcade street-fighting format featuring one-on-one close combat fights. Brothers: Clash of Fighters is built by VROOVY, which is a joint venture between Hungama and Gameshastra.

Sidarth and Akshay

The game gives you the option to pick between two modes, the ‘Arcade Mode’ for a quick fight of 3 rounds as well as a ‘Tournament Mode’, which will be launched on the release of the movie, where you must beat opponents, each more difficult than the last, while avoiding getting knocked-out. The aim of the tournament mode is to win the ‘Right to Fight’ championship. Brothers, the movie, will hit theaters on 14th August 2015.

The game also features standard fighting moves as well as combos and finishers. Timing is key, as the right taps and swipes at the right time will execute special moves and inflict maximum damage on the opponents. The game allows you to play in three different arenas including – The Street, The Gym and The R2F Arena. The game follows the trend of combining social and mobile, by including a basic sharing option where those who are excited by their victories in the mobile game can brag online and their posts will be tagged with the #BrothersMovieGame hashtag. There are also daily objectives and quests, gamers can partake in to win movie merchandise and meet the actors. The information of these objectives and quests will be shared via Vroovy’s twitter handle @VroovyGames.

Akshay Kumar said, “I am so excited about the launch of this game. Seeing Sidharth and myself in our game avatars has been great. Hungama has created a great and engaging gaming experience. I hope that everybody enjoys the game as I have today. Please play ‘Brothers: Clash of Fighters’.” Says Sidharth Malhotra “Seeing myself in my game avatar has been a fanboy experience. I have played many video and console games while growing up and its very exciting that now I am a game-character too. My boys are loving it. In fact, I feel girls might also enjoy playing this game because the characters are actually me and Akshay.” and he smiles cheekily.

Speaking on the launch Neeraj Roy, MD & CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment said, “Our association with Dharma has been an exciting journey with creative inputs by the team and us we present ‘Brothers: Clash of Fighters’. The Indian gaming industry has grown to over 200mn consumers and has now evolved over mobile devices with more than 2 million consumers. With this game we have brought moves from the characters onto the game for their fans. We hope that our consumers enjoy the game’s experience as much as Akshay and Sidharth have today.”

Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Dharma Productions said, “We are delighted to partner with Hungama and VROOVY to create the game ‘Brothers: Clash of Fighters’ based on our upcoming action-drama Brothers. We wanted to extend the experience of Brothers to the mobile game and are glad to see the game’s life-like environment. I am certain that our audience will enjoy the game.”