Filipinos love their basketball and NBA 2K23 is no different. This year's edition of the popular video game features Fil-Am artists like Guapdad 4000, H.E.R., and Ruby Ibarra. The soundtrack's unique lineup will be regularly updated on Fridays just like how Ruby's song, "Us" dropped last week.
There's for sure something for everyone on the soundtrack, but if you don't see your favorite artist there's still hope they'll pop up on the playlist soon! If you can't wait to hear the track and don't yet have the game, stream it here!
Check out the complete tracklist:
Cover Photo Credit: Ruby Ibarra Instagram
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, aka Silk Sonic are the latest celebrities and musical artists to be added to Fortnite. You can start shopping for the duo in the Fortnite item shop on February 10th. The duo is no stranger to the popular battle royale game. Bruno Mars received his own emote last year and Anderson .Paak performed in a 2020 in-game concert.
Get a first look at the fits and accessories in the Silk Sonic Cup. According to The Verge, Fortnite players will have a chance to select Silk Sonic early via an in-game tournament on February 7th. The duo are the latest addition to the Icon Series and there's no doubt they're some of the flyest characters. Each of them have 3 different styles to choose from. The game has a growing collection of celebrity icons lending their likeness, mashing up pop culture and the gaming world.
In line with the musical group, Epic and Fortnite launched Icon Radio! You can listen to Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, and Silk Sonic in the game's own radio station. Fellow Silk Sonic collaborator will be their host so get to cruising along with your favorite Icon Series artists.
Cover Photo Credit: EPIC Games
If you've caught the recent Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, then you've noticed a new character, Isabella Rosario Dulnuan Reyes. This Filipina character is a member of the Task Force Trident. The task force is composed of a trio playable characters in the new season along with a new map, Caldera set during the WWII era.
Isabella is an expert martial arts master specializing in deadly close-quarter battle (CBQ). According to announcement, she was trained by her father to learn the Filipino martial art of Arnis. It's the national martial art sport of the country also known as Eskrima or Kali. Two skins are available for the character included Puno and Espada that's all unlocked in later levels of the game.
Fil-Am Jenn Wong is the voice of Isabella and her credits include Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon and Yo-Kai Watch. Vanguard's narrative designer Belinda Garcia is also Filipina and she explained that the team took measures to properly represent the culture alongside being a Filipina.
Catch it all now and watch Isabella be the best martial arts specialist there is!
Cover Photo Credit: Belinda Garcia Twitter
Ylona Garcia is staying busy already. Already dropping a new single this year, she also gifts us with a new music video for "Entertain Me." The Filipino-Australian singer released a pop, sassy tune ahead of the launch for a new Filipino character in the video game, Valorant.
The music video brings us to the future to match the video game's aesthetic. Ylona channels her gammer side and we also catch a little bit of the new character, Neon who's out of this world.
The first character from Southeast Asia, Neon joins the team as Agent 19 who is voiced by Filipino voice actor Vanille Velasquez. "I am unbelievably honored, stoked and PROUD AF to announce that I am the voice of VALORANT Agent 19 NEON! This has been such a dream come true. I'm kind of at a loss right now. This doesn't feel real. I can't believe I'm really saying this right now." - Vanille Velasquez
Two Filipina women team up to create a strong Southeast Asian character in a global video game.
The track and music are fun and playful with a beat that has us dancing along. It's a different tempo from her last single, "Don't Go Changing," but just as catchy. What's not entertaining about playing your cards close in a relationship. Ylona hooks us in with this one.
Cover Photo Credit: Ylona Garcia Twitter