Developed by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata.
The first Paralympics video game is released today.
The Pegasus Dream Tour is the first project of JP Games, a new company founded by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata.
The free smartphone game, licensed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), launches on iOS and Android.
The game takes place in the virtual town of Pegasus City. Players are encouraged to log into the RPG by creating an avatar called Mine, which they can create using selfies on their phone.
With their new Mine, players can freely roam the city and interact with other Mines around the world. The growth and success of each player’s Mine contributes to the development of the Pegasus City.
Mines are conditioned by the things they eat and drink, train in the gym, and compete to become a successful para-athlete. Pegasus City is home to online parasport tournaments, where players train hard in their quest for gold medals.
The game features two sports, boccia and 100m sprinting, with other sports such as wheelchair racing, five-a-side football and wheelchair basketball expected to be added at a later date. You can also play online.
Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan’s top figure skater, is the game’s ambassador and is making his video game debut.
âAs a person who loves the games and also an athlete, I look forward to this wonderful opportunity to experience the excitement of the Paralympic Games through the game,â he said.
Japanese mascot Kumamon and nine actual para-athletes appear in the game as NPCs in Pegasus City. Players complete quests where they can talk and compete with Para-athletes.
Additionally, players can come together for several in-game experiences, including the Pegasus Avatar GALA night and a live event featuring popular performers.