BTS Universe Story interactive social game app launches worldwide


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The seven BTS Superstars will be under the virtual control of their fans (aka BTS Army) in the all new interactive game “BTS Universe Story”, which will soon be available for fans as a free download.

“BTS Universe Story” will officially go live at 11 a.m. KST on September 24 (10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 23). It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (at this link) and Google Play (at this link). The interactive story app features 3D scanned avatars of each of the members of the K-pop group: RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook.

Players can create and share interactive adventure-style stories with party members, selecting choices that lead to different outcomes. “BTS Universe Story” also allows users to explore other fans’ stories and interact with other players.

The “Story Making” mode of the “BTS Universe Story” app provides in-game production tools, as well as a story reading mode that allows players to select choices from pre-existing stories to shape the scenario. The game also features a ‘collection’ mode, allowing players to collect clothing and accessories to style BTS members, as well as the ability to capture augmented reality (AR) photos with their own custom characters.

The game is developed and published by the Korean company Netmarble. This is the second collaboration between Netmarble and the K-pop sensations, following last year’s mobile game “BTS World”, in which players take on the role of manager of the group.

With the launch of “BTS Universe Story”, Netmarble announced a daily seven-day registration event with a reward of 30 Jewels (in-game currency). Additionally, players can receive various rewards such as a logo T-shirt or story creation theme to create a story that receives a certain number of “likes” from other players.

The game’s launch continues over the past busy months for BTS. On Friday, September 25, a brand new choreographic video of BTS ‘hit “Dynamite” will premiere in Epic Games’ “Fortnite”. And next week, the group will stage a week-long musical cover of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” with a different performance each night.

Last month, the premiere of “Dynamite” broke YouTube records by scoring the most views in 24 hours in the platform’s history with 101.1 million (and was the first most viewed YouTube with more of 3 million simultaneous viewers). With “Dynamite,” BTS was also the first K-pop group to surpass the Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks. The song represents their first single in English and, according to Spotify, has resulted in a 300% increase in the number of people listening to their music for the first time.

BTS, which is run by Korean company Big Hit Entertainment, debuted in June 2013.

More information about “BTS Universe Story” is available on the game’s official website (at this link).

Watch the official trailer for “BTS Universe Story”:

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