At the Taj President in Mumbai on Thursday, Sony, Milestone Interactive and developer Aurona unleashed the very first Indian PlayStation 2 game called Hanuman Boy Warrior. As the name suggests, the game will put players in the boots (or rather bare feet) of both a young as well as an old Hanuman as he battles mythological creatures and evil monsters.
Before any sort of gameplay was shown we were subjected to a dance routine, two painfully long speeches and two supposedly famous children who I’ve never seen before blabbering about stuff that I really didn’t pay any attention to.
The game will play out like an action adventure offering a third person view of Hanuman as he goes around annihilating evil without even shedding a single drop of blood since this game is geared primarily towards children and sensitive non-gamers.
Anyway for all those interested in this game, here’s a quick lowdown courtesy of the game’s press release:
The game is the journey of Hanuman across two phases of his life : Bal Hanuman (Childhood) and Yuva Hanuman (Young adulthood ). He faces many obstacles and enemies on the way and uses his powers to overcome the same. But true to the positivity of Indian mythology, the adventure always finishes with the destruction of the evil spirit but freeing of the soul possessed by the evil.
The story is a classic “Win of Good over Evil” tale targeted at children and young teens. It is a narrative of Hanuman that allows the audience to easily identify with the character as he goes through the game that reflects the time period in the players’ lives.
Hanuman Boy Warrior is now available exclusively for the PS2 for Rs. 499.