JP Games Inc and the International Paralympic Committee has announced an official Tokyo Paralympics game for iOS and Android. It's called The Pegasus Dream Tour and will be heading to mobile devices on June 25th.
It will be an avatar-based RPG that takes place in the titular Pegasus City. It looks to uphold the IPC's diversity and inclusion values by respecting the individuality of everyone. Every player will create an avatar called a Mine. The faces of these characters will be generated using selfie images from player's phones.
From there, they can choose from a variety of prosthetic arms, legs and wheelchairs before training to compete in various para-sports. These include precision-ball-sport boccia, football 5-a-side, athletics and wheelchair basketball.
Nine of the world's top para-athletes will be featured in the game with their own avatars. They are:
- Takayuki Hirose (Boccia / Japan)
- Patrick Anderson (Wheelchair basketball / Canada)
- Holly Robinson (Javelin / New Zealand)
- Silvio Velo (Football 5-a-side / Argentina)
- Manami Tanaka (Wheelchair Tennis / Japan)
- Kohei Kobayashi (Badminton / Japan)
- Rie Ogura (Badminton / Japan)
- Scout Bassett (Athletics / USA)
- Chaiwat Rattana (Athletics / Thailand)
Discussing the partnership, Craig Spence, IPC Brand & Communications Officer said: “We are greatly excited about The Pegasus Dream Tour launch on June 24 as it will help the Paralympic Movement connect and build engagement with new and younger audiences, as well further increase Para sport awareness ahead of Tokyo 2020.”
They added: “We want all gaming and sports enthusiasts to pre-register already for this ground-breaking video game, which will see people from across the world virtually coming together and being able to enjoy the Paralympic Games in a whole new, innovative and fun way."Looking for more sports games to play on your phone? Here are 25 of the best available for iPhone and iPad