The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is set to launch its first video game based on disabled athletes.
“THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR”, which has received financial support from Bridgestone, would help the IPC engage new and younger audiences to increase awareness and popularity of Paralympic sports.
“THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR” is a sports role-playing game (RPG) created by JP Games, a new studio founded by one of the world’s most successful RPG game directors, Hajime Tabata.
The game will place players in a virtual Paralympic Games that takes place inside a fantasy metropolis known as Pegasus City.
Here, players can bring their “Xtra Power” special abilities to life in an alternate world through dynamic visual experiences that only video games can achieve. The game, which is set to launch worldwide in spring 2020, will be accessible on various platforms, including smartphones.
“Tokyo 2020 is on course to be the best Paralympics to date with billions of people around the world set to engage in the Games. We are absolutely delighted that our Worldwide Paralympic Partner Bridgestone will support “THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR” opening up the Paralympics to millions of gamers around the world.
By engaging this new, younger audience, we believe we can make the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics an even bigger success,” said Craig Spence, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, International Paralympic Committee.