SAN FRANCISCO – January 20, 2022.
The indie games studio Kitsune Games, Ratalaika Games S.L., and MidBoss, LLC, are today very happy and excited to announce that they have just revealed an all-star voice cast for their upcoming Japanese mythology-inspired retro platformer “Kitsune Tails”.
The voice cast stars Kira Buckland, the voice of iconic NiEr: Automata protagonist 2B, Street Fighter V’s Falke, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean’s Jolynne Cujoh.
Buckland stars as the purple-haired, half-fox protagonist, Yuzu, who lives and loves in the world of humans while serving as a divine messenger for the kitsune goddess, Inari. Delve into a game combining an LGBTQ-focused story of romance and identity, with gameplay inspired by some of the greatest platformers of the 8-bit era.
Angela Tran (Genshin Impact, Lake, Summer in Mara) features as Kiri, Yuzu’s childhood friend and member of the kitsune nobility. She grows jealous of the human healer, Akko, voiced by Katlyn Dannes (The Homework’s Revenge: Esther in Wonderland and Square Roots), after she saves Yuzu, and sparks up a blossoming romance.
The cast also features a variety of both veterans of anime and video games along with talented up and comers. Brent Mukai (Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Pokemon Masters) appears as the Cat Merchant and Mylo Reid, as heard in multiple LGBTQ titles, plays Kiri’s uncle Kamino.
Kellyn Stephens, a stage performer and tenor singer, makes his video game debut as the Village Elder, and actor and voiceover artist Shogo Miyakita rounds out the voice cast as the Ghost Samurai.
Kitsune Tails serves as a spiritual successor and expansion on many of the ideas introduced in Kitsune Games’ political platformer Super Bernie World, which earned more than 300,000 downloads across Steam and itch.io. The developer plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign to help bring Kitsune Tails to life in the first half of 2022.
“Auditioning so many talented voice actors to help bring the world of Kitsune Tails to life was rewarding and a challenge to determine who was the right fit,” said Emma ‘Eniko’ Maassen, Kitsune Games founder.
“The fact we got the talent behind 2B to voice Yuzu is still surreal to me, and we hope our fans enjoy this taste of what’s to come!”
Kitsune Tails will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 as well as Windows PC and Linux via Steam and itch.io. A crowdfunding campaign will kick off in Q2 2022. To learn more, visit the Kitsune Tails website or follow @KitsuneGamesCom, @MidBoss, and #KitsuneTails on Twitter.
About Kitsune Games
Kitsune Games is an inclusive indie video game development studio led by Emma ‘Eniko’ Maassen and James Yarrow. Set apart by its queer founder, the studio strives to make the world a better place by offering quality entertainment with representation of people from all walks of life.
For more information, visit the Kitsune Games website or follow @KitsuneGamesCom on Twitter.
Based out of San Francisco (although not the Neo kind), MidBoss aims to make the world better, safer and more inclusive for marginalized people, especially those across the gender and sexuality spectrum, by creating cool experiences through games and other forms of media which diversify representation, as well as becoming a platform for queer content around the world.
MidBoss expanded on the world it created in 2064: Read Only Memories with a Read Only Memories comic series in late 2019. The studio is also responsible for the creation and curation of Season of Pride, an annual month-long celebration of diversity in games featuring titles with good LGBTQ+ representation and an array of queer and POC content creators.
To learn more about the studio visit the MidBoss website, Twitter, and blog.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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