Bridgestone Named Partner for First Video Game Designed
to Celebrate Paralympic Athletes “THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR”
Featuring nine global para-athletes. is now ready to launch on, pegasus-dream.com/en
Tokyo, Japan- June 28, 2021: Bridgestone Corporation, a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner is pleased to announce the revelation of the first official game of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), The Pegasus Dream Tour, launching on iOS and Android, registration opens today with the global launch set on the June 24, 2021. Watch the reveal trailer here. As the first partner of The Pegasus Dream Tour, Bridgestone is committed to helping the IPC engage new and younger audiences to increase awareness and popularity of Paralympic sports.
“Bridgestone was proud to be the first partner of ‘THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR’ when it began development in 2019, and we are excited to see this truly innovative video game come to life through its official launch,” said Ryoji Yamada, Executive Director of Corporate Communications Division, Bridgestone Cooperation. “We believe strongly in the Paralympic Movement’s mission to create a more inclusive world through sport, and we hope this project will help a new generation of fans engage with the Paralympic Games and support the inspiring Paralympic athletes who are chasing their dreams.”
As first partner, Bridgestone have unique activation within the game and support the IPC and JP Games in their launch efforts. This project, like all Bridgestone activities related to its Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partnerships, aligns with the company's global "Chase Your Dream" message, which encourages people to overcome obstacles and persevere in pursuit of their goals.
Chief Brand and Communications Officer Craig Spence says: “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. 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."
JP Games Inc, the game development studio founded by Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, reveals the first official game of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), The Pegasus Dream Tour, which is just 99 days (from June 24, 2021) away and will allow the world to enjoy the Paralympics in an entirely new way.
The Pegasus Dream Tour is a massive avatar RP takes place inside "Pegasus City," an online virtual city that upholds the IPC’s diversity and inclusion values, and where the individuality of each person is respected. This ultra-positive and energetic Pegasus City also serves as a testing ground for building the ideal future. The game aims to enable people from all over the world to enjoy the Paralympics in an innovative way by allowing them to gather inside Pegasus City with friends at a time when during the current situation visiting the actual sporting venues is physically difficult. Part of the profits generated by in-game items will be donated to the Agitos Foundation, the leading global organization that develops sports activities for people with impairments as a tool for changing lives.
Illustrated by renowned Japanese artist GODTAIL, nine of the world’s top para-athletes will be featured in-game as their own character avatars and will be able to interact and compete with players, including five para-athletes who are contracted by Bridgestone, the first sponsor of The Pegasus Dream Tour.
The para-athletes include:
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 Wheelchair Racing / Thailand)
Among these nine world’s top para-athletes, there is one representative from Thailand. Chaiwat Rattana, a Thai national wheelchair racing athlete who was born with disability that left him living in a wheelchair. He always had a strong passion in sports while working as a clerk. After years and he still had not lose his passion, so he decided to pursue his passion and dream as a wheelchair racer. With many years of training, Chaiwat has proved to himself that nothing is impossible by winning a gold medal at the Asian Para Games 2018 in the men’s 100m event. Nowadays, Chaiwat is currently training to compete at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where he hopes to represent the country and win his first Paralympic Games medal.
Chaiwat Rattana (Wheelchair Racing Athletics / Thailand)
“I am so honored to be a part of this game as a wheelchair racer, a representative from Thai Para athlete and Team Bridgestone Thailand. I believe that this game has the power to promote inclusive world through sport and inspire people of all abilities to chase their dreams. I would like to invite Thai fans to download and try out this game because it will be a great encouragement for all Para athletes to chase their dreams towards Tokyo2020” Chaiwat Rattana said.
The Pegasus Dream Tour Text is supported in Japanese, English, French, German, and Spanish.
For more information visit: https://pegasus-dream.com/en
Follow the official Twitter channel: @PegasusCity2021
© 2021 JP GAMES, Inc. THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR, and the shield logo are trademarks of JP GAMES, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are property of their respective owners.
© 2021 The International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
About JP GAMES
JP GAMES is a game development studio that was officially launched in February 2019 by Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, formerly a member of the Square Enix Group. Founded on the concept of “Taking RPGs to the next level and creating an abundant future with games,” JP GAMES seeks to pursue new possibilities for games without being held back by conventional frameworks.
Official website: https://www.jpgamesinc.com/en
About Bridgestone Corporation
Headquartered in Tokyo, Bridgestone Corporation is a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. With a business presence in more than 150 countries worldwide, Bridgestone offers a diverse portfolio of original equipment and replacement tires, tire-centric solutions, mobility solutions, and other rubber-associated and diversified products that deliver social and customer value. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone is dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of mobility and improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.
About Bridgestone in Thailand
Headquartered in Tokyo, Bridgestone Corporation is a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. In Thailand, Thai Bridgestone Co., Ltd. (TBSC) is a leading manufacturer in the Thai automotive industry, while Bridgestone Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (BSTL) is the exclusive importer & distributor, and supervises the marketing strategy for Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton branded tires in Thailand. Bridgestone is a brand trusted by its customers, dealers and business partners. It offers an extensive range of quality tires, carefully developed to suit local conditions and to deliver social value and customer value. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone is dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of mobility and improving the way people move, live, work and play.