JP Games Announces The Pegasus Dream Tour
JP Games, the new studio founded by Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, has announced its debut title. The Pegasus Dream Tour will be a sports RPG and the first official game of the International Paralympic Committee.
The Pegasus Dream Tour will see players participate in a virtual Paralympic Games in a fantasy metropolis called Pegasus City. The game is planned for release in 2020 to help celebrate the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Platforms have not yet been announced, but will include smartphones.
In a press release, IPC President Andrew Persons gave the following statement:
“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.”
With Hajime Tabata adding:
“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.”