JP Games (the studio established by FInal Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata) have announced The Pegasus Dream Tour. An RPG officially licenced by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The game will launch world-wide, and is the first ever official IPC game. It is also the first game developed by JP Games. The Pegasus Dream Tour is touted as “a completely new sports role-playing game, where players participate in a virtual Paralympic Games that takes place inside a fantasy metropolis known as Pegasus City.” Players awaken their special abilities called “Xtra Power” in a “world dynamically rendered in ways that only video games can achieve”.
Speaking about the project, Andrew Parsons (IPC President) explained how he hoped the game would encourage younger audiences to know more about Paralympics.
“Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, we are eager to explore innovative ways to engage with new and younger global audiences. We believe this game will help boost interest in the Paralympic Games and make it easier for people all over the world to enjoy and experience the heated atmosphere, passion and excitement of the event. The sport at the Paralympics is outstanding and helps transform attitudes towards persons with disabilities like no other event. I am really excited to see and play this game and see how the outstanding abilities of Para athletes are represented.”
Hajime Tabata (JP Games) also explained how important the game would be.
“This is not just an ordinary video game about sports. JP GAMES is going to represent fully the wonders that are unique to Paralympic sports in this brand-new role-playing game – a genre we excel in. With this video game, we want to contribute to the future growth of the Paralympic Games, not just as a sporting event, but as entertainment as well, with contents that we hope will have lasting value in the future.”
While there is no release date at this time, The Pegasus Dream Tour is planned to be “accessible on various platforms, including smartphones.” You can find a full resolution of the promotional image below:
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place on the 25th August to 6th September.