World Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao has become the newest skin for the game’s fighter hero, Paquito. So far, he is the only living person to be immortalized in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s collection of hero skins.
“We spent a total of 4 months to create the hero, Paquito. We extracted the spiritual core of Manny Pacquiao, and I’m sure our players feel the champion’s spirit when they play him in the game,” said Mr. William Mei, Marketing Manager of MLBB for the Philippines.
As per the MLBB team, it took them up to 6 months of constant communication with Manny Pacquiao’s team to create the final design of Paquito’s new skin. “Hundreds of photos of Manny were taken and collected to perfectly capture the in-game details such as tattoos, expressions, and other minute details,” Mei added.
“I felt very honored when Moonton approached me for this partnership,” said Pacquiao. “It’s hard to say no when you have a hero inspired by you in the game, and now, they will give him new skin which will have my name on it. It’s exciting,” he added.
Since Mobile Legends: Bang Bang released Paquito “The Heavenly Fist” last January 2021, a sales record was set within the first week. MLBB mentioned that one out of every seven Filipino players purchased him. Besides, Paquito has a usage rate of up to 3% in games above the rank of Legend with a win rate of 53%.
The new Paquito skin was launched today, April 13, and will last until September 15, 2021. During its launch, free avatar frames and in-game emoticons will also be given to gamers who will finish the in-game events.
Discounts for the skin will also be available on the first week, as well as a number of online activities for players to acquire the skin for free.
For more information on the Manny Pacquiao skin Paquito, check the official Mobile Legends Bang Bang Facebook page.