Garena, the publisher and developer behind the world’s most popular mobile battle royale game Free Fire, announced the latest themed character for Elite Pass owners, the Japanese Samurai Blood Demon Rikoto, along with a new tournament theme.
Rikoto’s story begins five years ago, shortly after he finds out his warrior clan, Bloodthorn, had been teaching the Spector army their art of the sword. He confronts his master with this knowledge but is met with indifference, resulting in Rikoto angrily lashing out and challenging his master. Though Rikoto was stronger, his impatience caused him to be bested by his master. Rikoto’s life was spared, but he was forced into exile as an example to others within the Bloodthorn clan. Now, five years after his exile, Rikoto hears of the ultimate warrior competition, Free Fire, and continues to train in the art of the sword at night to prepare for entry into the tournament.
For Free Fire fans who would like to get to know Blood Demon Rikoto better, Garena has made a digital comic available that reveals his full origin story. Below is a tease of the comic, which can be read in its entirety on the Free Fire Facebook page.
Free Fire has become a massive hit on a global scale with more than 450 million registered users and over 50 million peak daily users as of May 2019. According to App Annie, it was the most downloaded battle royale game globally across the Google Play and iOS App stores combined in Q2 2019.