In August, BTS and developer Netmarble announced a new free-to-play mobile game called BTS Universe Story. Fans of the superstar boy band will now be able to officially play it on September 24.
Billed as an “interactive social game” that features stories with BTS members as characters, BTS Universe Story offers two main modes: Story Playthrough and Story Creation. In the Story Playthrough option, players select stories from an existing set of storylines, and in the Story Creation route, players can use in-game production tools to create a custom story. A third mode, Collection, allows players to style characters and take AR photos with their customized characters. You can check out a preview posted by BTS Universe Story’s Twitter below.
The sun hasn’t set in 4 days.
JiMin’s disappeared, so TaeHyung waits.
One day, two men speak to him…
He must escape this moment in time.
What will you choose?
Answer correctly to reveal the next story.https://t.co/08JlLKXkRh#BUS_WhereTheSunNeverSets#BUS_PreRegisterNow pic.twitter.com/qYu00m0cG5
— BTS Universe Story (@BUSgameOfficial) September 11, 2020
Starting now until September 17, you can also get daily character photocards on the BTS Universe Story website. With the AR photos and virtual photocards, Netmarble and BTS are bringing familiar real-life fan interactions to the game’s promotions and gameplay. During BTS’s Love Yourself world tour, fans could take pictures with a member of their choosing through an AR photo booth. Collectible photocards are also a big part of K-pop culture, and new album releases usually come with at least a couple different options per member.