In partnership with JP Games
Japanese pop group J SOUL BROTHERS III will perform live as virtual avatars in the world of The Pegasus Dream Tour, the online game sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee.
A dance and singing group that inherited the spirit and beliefs of Japanese group EXILE, J SOUL BROTHERS III are scheduled to perform three live performances in the online game this Sunday, September 19 at 11 a.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. KST. Japan (10 a.m., 5 p.m.). and 10 p.m. Singapore time).
Entitled Soul of City, this is the fourth such event to take place in the Avatar GALA Party series, which takes over the digital world of the neon-lit game of Pegasus City. The concert will see the virtual avatars of J Soul Brothers III perform some of their greatest hits.
After the conclusion of each live performance, the virtual participants will be able to participate in a post-concert evening which doubles as a meeting and digital welcoming session with the avatars of J SOUL BROTHERS III.
A virtual concert experience that emulates a role-playing game, Soul of City follows a storyline that draws fans into the show and the world of Pegasus City. With the 2021 Paralympic Games wrapping up on September 5, the city is set to close as it has served its purpose of energizing the sporting event. With the help of their fans, J SOUL BROTHERS III will revive Pegasus City with the goal of making it a sustainable virtual world.
As such, fans can kickstart the process by playing mini-games and completing quests, now available in The Pegasus Dream Tour through September 18, to bring the now sleepy town to life.
Participants can help “build” the concert arena by playing a game of tap dancing and using a special tool from Doraemon, the beloved animated character who is also Acting Mayor of Pegasus City. Players will be rewarded with “GALA” and “experience” points which can be used to unlock special themed outfits and more, as well as “exclusive information” from the group themselves.
Players will be able to dress their personal avatars, named “Mine”, in costumes similar to the Napoleon-style clothing worn by the musician’s avatars. These costumes and other avatar skins, including MA-1 costumes designed in collaboration with the party, can be purchased from the in-game Limited Time Item Shop.
And fans will be able to participate during the concert itself, using dance “emoticons” that allow their avatars to do the famous Running Man dance, as well as original “stamps” from J SOUL BROTHERS III to respond to the performances.
The live performance can be viewed from three virtual sections – S, A and General. Viewers who have created their own custom in-game avatars will receive General Passes, while those who participate in the pre-concert mini-games will receive S and A Passes, depending on the points they accumulate. .
“We are taking on a new challenge by integrating role-playing games into our live shows. Compared to our conventional live shows, this is a type of entertainment that offers a different way to enjoy! We want to give parasports a boost by doing virtual live performances. Let’s get together with people from all over the world in Pegasus City! J SOUL BROTHERS III said in a statement.
The Pegasus Dream Tour, produced by Japanese game developer JP Games, is the world’s first official game sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee, aimed at “contributing to the resolution of social problems in a sustainable way through the experience of playing and to brand the Paralympic Games in a new way “.
Besides virtual performances, which in the past have featured personalities like Pikotaro with the viral fame “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen (PPAP)”, The Pegasus Dream Tour also allows players to participate in parasport sports and test possible initiatives for a more inclusive future. Download the game through the App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android.
J SOUL BROTHERS III consists of five performers and two singers: NAOTO, Naoki Kobayashi, ELLY, Kenjiro Yamashita, Takanori Iwata, Ryuji Imaichi and Hiroomi Tosaka.
They made their major debut in November 2010, released eight studio albums and toured Japan this year to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Learn more about J SOUL BROTHERS III’s virtual concert in the Pegasus Dream Tour here.