SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 13, 2021.
The indie games studio Kitsune Games, Ratalaika Games S.L., and MidBoss, LLC. are today very excited and proud to announce that their Japanese mythology-themed retro platformer “Kitsune Tails” is coming to PC (via Steam and itch.io), PS5 (via PSN), and PS4 (via PSN) in Q1 2022.
Developer Kitsune Games unveils their follow up to “Super Bernie World”, which has more than 250,000 downloads across Steam and itch.io, made in collaboration with 2064: Read Only Memories studio MidBoss and console publisher Ratalaika Games.
“Kitsune Tails”, a platformer styled after beloved classics steeped in Japanese mythology and diverse relationships, will arrive on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 as well as Windows PC and Linux via Steam and itch.io in Q1 2022.
Run, jump and dash across five worlds inspired by Japanese mythology as Yuzu, a young and inexperienced member of the fox people called kitsune serving as a divine messenger of the goddess Inari. Follow her destiny and prove even a half-kitsune with a human father can master adorable elemental outfits bestowing powerful abilities including ground pound attacks, running on water, shooting fireballs, and freezing enemies solid.
A mishap on Yuzu’s first outing leaves her in serious trouble. Fortunately the friendly healer Akko saves the kitsune from a dire fate. Perhaps this turn of events was written in the stars, as a budding romance develops between the two young women. Unfortunately, Yuzu’s childhood friend and mentor has other plans, and with the help of a special amulet gifted to Yuzu by her goddess she must rescue Akko from her former mentor before it’s too late.
Earn even more special abilities by finding hidden outfits or stealing them from monsters. Ride a giant boot, become an invincible rainbow fox, or use an antique samurai spear to scale walls. Fend off unfriendly ghosts with the warm light of paper lanterns in search of secret doors. Retrace Yuzu’s footsteps through earlier areas with newfound powers to find optional story content and unlock the best ending.
“Secrets are a staple of classic platformers, and we wanted to use that as a vehicle for telling a story of complicated relationships and self discovery,” said Emma ‘Eniko’ Maassen, Kitsune Games founder.
“Only by using all of the skills imbued by Yuzu’s adorable outfits and other tools she’ll collect on her journey can you really get the whole tale, but Kitsune Tails will have plenty of accessibility options allowing players to define the depth of challenge.”
A Kickstarter campaign for Kitsune Tails will run in mid 2021 ahead of its release on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 as well as Windows PC and Linux via Steam and itch.io in Q1 2022. Players can enjoy Kitsune Tails in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.
To learn more, visit 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.
To learn more about MidBoss visit the studio’s Midboss website, @MidBoss on Twitter, and the MidBoss blog.
About Ratalaika Games S.L.
Based out of Spain, Ratalaika Games is an indie developer and publisher of 2D games for consoles and PC. Focused on helping other indie creators, the company offers console porting, localization and promotion services to spread the word about smaller studios to gamers all over the world.
Please visit the Ratalaika Games website, like the Ratalaika Facebook page, and follow @RatalaikaGames on Twitter for more information.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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