Super Bernie World developer Kitsune Games, in collaboration with 2064: Read Only Memories studio MidBoss and console publisher Ratalaika Games, have announced Kitsune Tails, a platfomer “styled after beloved classics steeped in Japanese mythology and diverse relationships.” It will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC and Linux via Steam and itch.io in Q1 2022 with support for English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Russian language options. A Kickstarter campaign will run in mid-2021.
“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 Kitsune Games founder Emma “Eniko” Maassen in a press release. “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.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Kitsune Games:
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.
- Classic platforming action set in a land inspired by Japanese mythology.
- Explore five elemental worlds and various haunted houses.
- Learn new elemental powers and use them to find secrets and optional story content.
- Unlock a bonus ending by fully exploring the relationships between characters.
- Use cute outfits to power up or stomp around by stealing a giant boot from enemies.
- Defeat your haughty former mentor and her gang of foxy minions.
- Stomp on pangos to make them curl into a ball, pick them up, and kick them around.
- Carry lights through haunted houses to reveal secret doors and ward off ghosts.
The original team behind Super Bernie World returns to create an original platformer in a similar style to beloved classics, brought to you as a collaboration between Kitsune Games and MidBoss LLC.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.