Within the first-ever official video game of the Paralympics, ‘The Pegasus Dream Tour,’ the second virtual concert in the Avatar Gala Party concert series, featuring global singer-songwriter Pikotaro, called “Pikofest (Pikotaro Festival)” will occur three times on Saturday, August 21st at 7:00 PM PDT, Sunday, August 22nd at 2:00 AM PDT, and Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at 8:00 AM PDT.
‘The Pegasus Dream Tour’ was developed by JP Games, the studio founded by ‘Final Fantasy XV’ director Hajime Tabata.
Pikotaro, legendary comedian, singer-songwriter, and famed creator of the viral music video Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen is the headlining act of “Pikofest.” He hopes to use his famed power of “connection” to bring users from across the globe together in Pegasus City.
Between Sunday, August 8th at 8:00 PM PDT to Friday, August 20th at 11:00 PM PDT, leading up to the day of the concert, Pikotaro is calling on the players of the game to help him build a monument of himself by participating in a tap minigame. As more players from around the world complete the minigame, more of the monument will be completed.
Players will receive as prizes access to new interactive experiences as they complete the minigame such as tickets to the virtual concert, exclusive Pikotaro collaboration outfits, and call-and-response emotes, in-game motions for your avatar; for a greater sense of unity during the live concert.
Pikotaro’s actual dance movements were filmed using motion capture technology, so players can also use their custom avatars called “Mines” to join Pikotaro and do his famed “PPAP” dance along with other fun dance moves.
Players can also access the exclusive Pikotaro outfit designed specifically for this live concert. By customizing their “Mine” with this special skin, the players can enjoy the event wearing Pikotato’s signature costume!
The Pegasus Dream Tour is the first official smartphone game licensed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with the goal of branding the Paralympics in a new way and tackling social issues in a sustainable manner through the players’ gaming experience.
The interactive concert experiences can be accessed for free by downloading ‘The Pegasus Dream Tour,’ available now on both Android and iOS. There will also be the option to upgrade to an A or S concert ticket for virtual VIP seating areas and exclusive and next-level in-game interactions with the artists.
Pikofest Concert Schedule:
August 21 19:00 PDT
August 22 2:00 PDT
August 22 7:00 PDT
Each music act will have a two-week-long RPG story played out in the game in the lead-up to their concert. Pikotaro is famous for connecting various objects using his left and right hands in the hit song, PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen). He plans to become an avatar and use his famed power of “connection” to invite and connect users from across the globe with laughter in his joyfully funny live show. Pikotaro believes that a monument needs to be constructed in the concert venue and has called on the players to build it for him.