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BTS are perhaps widely known for their music, but did you know that they also appear as characters in various video games? From skins to NPCs to special emotes, this Kpop group has expanded its reach into the digital sphere in hopes of connecting with gamers across different platforms. Although it sounds silly, the idea of teasing someone using a BTS-themed dance routine, or shooting someone wearing a BTS-themed outfit, is very real.
Although BTS released original titles that presented themselves as in-game NPCs or decorations, they also offered to provide design ideas for in-game items in various titles. So here is a list of games that BTS has collaborated with in the past.
List of video games BTS has collaborated with
In May 2022, Bandai announced their collaboration with BTS to produce Tamagotchis featuring each of the members as playable characters. Prior to that, the toy company also released Tamagotchis in 2021, which featured their BT21 counterparts. Whether you want to take care of small versions of your BTS bias or the cute characters they’re based on, you can pack them all into tiny electronic mods.
This video game collaboration is weird. While BTS’s BT21 characters were transformed into the crew member art style, they were not included in the game. However, Line Friends released official merchandise featuring the transformation of BT21 as crew members for fans to take home. Too bad it didn’t become official skins for the game.
In September 2020, BTS announced that they were collaborating with Fortniteas they released the premiere of their “Dynamite: Music Video Choreography Version” in-game. Players who made it to the event received special emotes from the official dance to use in-game. Unfortunately, no skins or weapons have been released, but that’s okay because you can finally dance over your enemy’s corpse using a BTS dance routine.
Garena Free Fire
Garena Free Fire announced in March 2022 that they would be adding BTS-themed cosmetic items to their Battle Royal game. This collaboration didn’t just include new in-game items for fans to collect, as the arena also transformed into a BTS-themed map filled with themed surprises and Easter eggs for fans to find. players. These are not skins that players have been able to collect, with BTS releasing a series titled Free Fire x BTSwhere each of the members played the game against each other.
One of the best things about this collaboration is that all of the clothes released at the event were designed by BTS themselves.
The creators of clash of clansSupercell, announced that brawl stars will have an official collaboration with BT21. Players can collect skins of their favorite BT21 characters to wear in-game as they fight on this crazy battlefield. The skins cost around 149 gems in-game and were only available for a limited time, but just imagine running through this fun battleground as BTS cartoon characters.
Cookie Run: Kingdom
One of the biggest upcoming events for Cookie Run: Kingdom is his official collaboration with BTS. The “Braver Together” event will see all seven BTS members turned into cookies. Players will be able to explore a BTS-themed map and explore new in-game lore that connects to the Kpop group. It was also announced that BTS will have an in-game performance featuring their cookie-based characters. While it’s unclear whether or not the members will be providing their own voices, the game was planning to air BTS’s “self-love” message during the event.
Unlike other BTS members, who are working on their solo careers, Jin revealed via NME that he is working with maple story for a future collaboration. The announcement was made in a teaser video titled “Office Worker Kim Seokjin,” where Jin is seen going to the maple story HQ to “work”. BTS’s first collaboration dates back to 2020 as the group designed special items for the game that were available for a limited time at the end of 2020. Maybe this next collaboration will only focus on Jin only and not the other members.
Although these collaborations lasted for a limited time, fans were given the opportunity to participate in BTS-themed events, where they could play as each of the members, or receive special skins and items designed by each. members. With new collaborations and events on the horizon, who knows where these talented people will be seen next?