August 22, 2019

ABS-CBN Introduces Newest Technosport Hado Pilipinas

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  • It has always been a thrill to watch Philippine sports because of the passion and dedication of the players. To add to its thrill, ABS-CBN introduces a new technosport in town that’s guaranteed to be fun and exciting, and yet, challenging.

    Hado Pilipinas is an augmented reality game that merges the fun of dodgeball with augmented reality balls and shields. The game was developed in Japan, with hado translating to vibration or wave motion.

    The Hado Squad demonstrates how the gameplay of Hado Pilipinas works

    A total of six players can play Hado Player versus Player (Hado PvP) per game, who will then be divided into two teams of three. The teams will be given 80 seconds to battle inside the Hado PvP Arena, and the winner is decided by who knocks-out more opponents by the end of regulation.

    During the game, players will wear the Hado head-mounted display and a side-arm device. The devices allow the players to get into the game, throw the virtual energy balls, and pull up their shields.

    The Hado Pilipinas Arena

    The first to experience the technosport are students from colleges and universities in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Hado Pilipinas is currently going around each of the schools to introduce the technosport and to hold camps for students to fully immerse in the experience.

    Champions of the ongoing Hado Pilipinas NCAA Collegiate Cup 2019 will be given the chance to represent the country at the Hado World Cup 2019 in Tokyo, Japan in December. Competitors at the Hado World Cup have the chance to bring home ¥2 million.

    According to Cookie Bartolome, the head of ABS-CBN Themed Experiences, “This technosport combines physical and digital play in a game that various teams, groups of friends, even families can play and enjoy.”

    In line with this, those who want to try out the game can do so as the Hado Pilipinas Camp will open in the last quarter of 2019 inside the ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.

    People from the media had the opportunity to experience the gameplay at Hado Pilipinas’ Media Day

    Further, the “Hado Pilipinas” journey will have a show that will air on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, and LIGA HD every Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

    Said show will also be available for streaming on iWantTV starting August 25, hosted by Vince Velasco and Denice Dinsay. Viewers can also expect the Hado Squad, including Jairus Aquino, Jeremy Glinoga, Arabella Del Rosario, Aiyana Perlas, Samm Alvero, and Kimson Tan; and the Hado resident analysts Roxanne Montealegre, Migs Gomez, and Martin Javier.

    The Hado Squad with the Hado Pilipinas hosts Vince Velasco and Denice Dinsay

    Aside from the Philippines, the game has been adapted in other countries such as Russia, UK, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, among others.

    For more information, you may visit Hado Pilipinas’ official Facebook page

    Source: ABS-CBN’s official press release

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