Kitsune Tails is the next game from the Super Bernie World developer in collaboration with 2064: Read Only Memories developer Midboss, promising players a game that delivers classic platforming and a heartwarming story.
In Kitsune Tails, you'll take on the role of a female kitsune, one of the magical fox girl messengers of the Japanese god Inari Okami. This upcoming platformer has a strong focus on using special costumes to change your abilities, much like the classic Nintendo game Super Mario Bros. 3 (and many of its sequels).
Check out the game's Announce Trailer to get a feel for what they're going for!
Our unnamed, purple-haired heroine goes on her very first mission to deliver a message and encounters some problems. She's soon saved by a female sorceress who saves her tail and the pair falls in love. Unfortunately, our heroine's mentor isn't too happy about this relationship and she kidnaps the sorceress, sealing her away in an elemental prison. It's up to you to use your mystical powers to traverse the world, fighting enemies and ultimately freeing your love from her confinement.
Kitsune Tails will let players don a number of cool costumes that unlock new abilities such as the power to run over water. (Several other costumes are shown throughout the trailer, but their functionality isn't entirely clear just yet.) You'll get to explore everything from the country wilderness to spooky haunted houses, and players can unlock a bonus ending by "fully exploring" the relationships between the characters.
This game follows the development of Super Bernie World, a free platformer featuring Bernie Sanders as a hero tasked with defeating four Republican enemies. Its developers are being assisted by 2064: Read Only Memories developer Midboss with publishing on PC; console publishing is being tackled by Ratalaika Games.
When is the Kitsune Tails Release Date?
The Kitsune Tails release date will be sometime in the first quarter of 2022 for PC and Linux, although that's just the beginning of the game's journey.
The developers of this game are also targeting a console release, and it looks like they're going to need a little more funding: a Kickstarter campaign for the game will be launching sometime in mid-2021. A press release states that they're targeting a launch on PC, Linux, PS4, and PS5. For now, you can add Kitsune Tails to your wishlist on Steam and check out its official website.
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