The first project Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata’s new studio JP Games will finally be released next month, the company has announced. Pegasus Dream Tour is a mobile RPG on the subject of the Paralympics, the first game to have an official Paralympic license. It was originally announced more than two years ago, but the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics postponed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and since then the project had been silent.
JP Games describes Pegasus Dream Tour as an “avatar RPG” in Pegasus City. You can create a character from a selfie phone and train them in different para-sports. The game features illustrated versions of nine real-life para-athletes competing in sports such as spear, athletics and wheelchair basketball. The popular Japanese robot cat mascot Doraemon is also included as a guide to Pegasus City.
A tiger trailer doesn’t give too much information on how Pegasus Dream Tour will really play with very short glimpses into the in-game action. The style and scope of the game seems to have changed quite a bit since its initial announcement, and Tabata suggests that the Games delay changed the focus of the project.
“Form Pegasus Dream Tour, which was originally planned to be a “Para-Sports RPG,” was changed to an “Avatar RPG” following the global pandemic and the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 games, ”Tabata says in a statement.“ This is because I felt that the Tokyo Paralympics after procrastination, can allow humanity to overcome its division and help unite our spirits. No matter what the outcome of the Tokyo 2020 games is, my hope is that people everywhere will come and get the positive energy that abounds in Pegasus City. “
Pegasus Dream Tour will be available for iOS and Android on June 24th. It is a free download with in-app purchases; According to JP Games, part of the profits will go to the Agitos Foundation, an organization that helps people with disabilities play sports. Pre-game registration opens today.