JP Games, the studio founded by Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy XV director, has announced their first game, The Pegasus Dream Tour.
It is the first official video game for the Paralympic Games and it will release in 2020 before the Paralympic Games in Japan on multiple platforms, including mobile.
The game is being developed in partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as a way to increase engagement of young people and publicity. In a way, it is surprising that it took so long for such a game to be made keeping in mind that the Paralympic Games are the third biggest sporting event in the world.
JP Games will try to present some of the uniqueness of Paralympic Games through Pegasus Dream Tour. The game will be set in Pegasus City and play out like an RPG, players will compete in the Paralympic Games and be able to use abilities called “Xtra Powers”.
Tabata Hajime commented in the press release:
“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.”