The FAU-G game is releasing on January 26, Akshay Kumar announced on Twitter

FAU-G will be released in India on Republic Day, 26 January. The game, announced soon after the ban on PUBG Mobile, has been put on Google Play for pre-registration since last month. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar tweeted the launch date with the new trailer of the game. FAU-G was marketed as an Indian alternative to PUBG Mobile and was originally scheduled to be released in October. Now, the release date is tied up with the game months after several other Chinese apps, along with banning PUBG mobiles in the country.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar tweeted that FAU-G (Fearless and United Guard) will be released on 26 January. The game has only been available for pre-registration on Google Play since early December, and there is no information if and when, pre-registration will be available on the Apple App Store. The tweet also includes a trailer for the game that doesn’t really show what the gameplay will be like. It “proudly supports India’s heroic #AatmanirbharBharat.”

nCore Games, the developer of Bengaluru-based FAU-G, announced on Twitter last week that pre-registration in India has crossed 1 million in less than 24 hours.

As described on Google Play, the game is based on real-world scenarios and “brings to life the thrill and adrenaline spent to protect India’s borders.” The first trailer released in October, also by Akshay Kumar, featured the theme of the game and the company’s co-founder Vishal Gondal stated that the first level is based on Galvan Valley.

nCore Games originally planned to release the game in October, but it did not. The company then tweeted that FAU-G would be released in November without providing an exact date. It came in September in response to a ban of 118 Chinese apps in India, including the highly popular PUBG Mobile. At the time, Gondal stated that the game had been in development for a few months. It plans to reach 200 million users within a year.

nCore Games has also promised to donate 20 percent of the revenue received from FAU-G to the government’s Bharat Ke Veer initiative.

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