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Kitsune Tails’ Release Blooms In Q1 2022 on Nintendo Switch

Flowers Alongside Previously Announced PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Linux

SAN FRANCISCO – June 12, 2021 – As announced today at Guerrilla Collective, platformer Kitsune Tails, styled after beloved classics steeped in Japanese mythology and diverse relationships from developer Kitsune Games in collaboration with MidBoss™ and published for consoles by Ratalaika Games, will blossom on Nintendo Switch™ in Q1 2022.

This follow-up to Super Bernie World, which has more than 300,000 downloads across Steam and itch.io, will launch simultaneously with the previously announced PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Steam and itch.io versions on Windows and Linux.

new trailer debuts footage of the earth-element rice farmer and snow fox outfits’ special abilities in action. Also making its first appearance, the protagonist’s weak yet adorable fox form serves as one last chance at survival before her death.

Run, jump, and drill into enemies across five 8-bit worlds inspired by Japanese mythology. Master elemental abilities hidden in cute outfits like an earthy rice farmer wielding a powerful jump attack and a snow fox freezing enemies to make new platforms. Power up with stolen skills like a giant rideable boot or an antique samurai spear. Revisit levels with newfound abilities for secrets and side quests to unlock the best ending for Kitsune Tails’ queer romance.

Yuzu begins her quest to prove to her kitsune clan, her extended family of fox-people, that her human side won’t stop her from faithfully serving as a divine messenger for the goddess Inari. However, the friendly healer Akko saves the half-kitsune hero from a mishap on her first adventure, planting the seed for a budding lesbian romance with Yuzu… and creating a jealous rival in Yuzu’s childhood friend and member of the kitsune nobility, Kiri.

“Love takes many forms, but one of the things that makes love special is it can be a vehicle for self-actualization,” said Emma ‘Eniko’ Maassen, Kitsune Games founder. “Players will need to master outfits and abilities to find all the hidden story content and unlock the best ending, and along the way they’ll explore the relationships between Yuzu, Akko, and Kiri and watch the three women grow into better versions of themselves.”

Sign up at the Kitsune Tails Kickstarter page to get notified when the campaign goes live in Q4 2021. Kitsune Tails will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 as well as Windows PC and Linux via Steam and itch.io in Q1 2022 in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

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.

About MidBoss™

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 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.

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight