International K-Pop sensation BTS (an acronym for Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Beyond the Scene) has broken into the Billboard charts, but music isn’t the only venture that they have. From modelling for various brands (ranging from cosmetics to sports shoes and cars), to creating personalised mascots that do the brand deals that they don’t have the time to do, they’ve accomplished a lot while steadily in popularity. Here’s their latest venture though: a mobile game by the name of BTS World.
What is BTS World?
While BTS World is not the first game that features BTS (see: music game Superstar BTS, and a puzzle game featuring the BT21 mascots), the game produced by Netmarble is the first one that will feature a story.
In BTS World, for whatever reason, the player will be transported back to 2012 – a year before BTS debuted. The player will then have to act as the group’s manager and help them reach the levels of success that they’ve achieved until now! Though we’re not sure how exactly the story will progress and end, it definitely involves chatting and interacting with the boys.
Alternatively, it seems like BTS World has an “Alternative” Storyline that players can access. These alternative storylines involve a lot of cutscenes, and show each of the group’s members in jobs that they might have been in if they hadn’t joined BTS. For example, Jin, the group’s oldest member and one of their vocalists, is shown as a bumbling intern at a beachside hotel.
Sounds like the game will have tons of new content in store for fans of BTS! Check out a gameplay preview here:
If anything, the game seems like it’s going to be a more interactive version of hit real-time chatting game Mystic Messenger, mixed in with management elements.
What else can fans look forward to?
That’s not all there is to the game, either! After all, BTS is a group that produces music – so there’s new music from the group to go along with the game.
To promote BTS World, an original soundtrack featuring famous artistes (namely Charli XCX, Zara Larsson and Juice WRLD) has been produced and released in the days leading up to the game’s release. You can listen to each of these songs on Spotify here:
Sounds like no expense has been spared for a project of this scale – from filming scenes that seem right out of a K-Drama, to producing entirely new songs with renowned artists. It’s definitely going to be a treat for fans of the group, and we can’t wait to see how the game will turn out.
BTS World launches worldwide on June 26 for mobile, on both the Google Play Store and the App Store. Pre-registration has also opened for BTS World on the game’s official site.