Swedish online casino games developer Play‘n GO has used a well-known figure from Japanese mythology to release its first video slot for 2022 in the three-row and five-payline Tale of Kyubiko.

The Stockholm-headquartered innovator used an official Thursday press release to declare that the three-row title sees a representation of the shape-shifting goddess of cultivation, Inari, lures players into her lair where they can subsequently compete for ‘a share of her treasures’. The pioneer stated that the mischievous protagonist for its newest mobile-friendly video slot can also ‘take on the form of both a human and a fox’ to potentially award lucky aficionados with prizes worth up to 2,250 times their triggering stake.

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Licensed by authorities in and the Netherlands, Malta and the United Kingdom, Play‘n GO already offered a selection of well over 220 video slots including the recent Kiss: Reels of Rock, Beasts of Fire, and Captain Xeno’s Earth Adventure releases. The developer pronounced that its new Tale of Kyubiko game with its 94.29% return to player ratio has been ‘beautifully designed’ in order to entertain iGaming competitors with ‘immersive and dynamic gameplay’ and that this attention to detail covers everything ‘from the art style to the way the characters move on the reels’.

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Play‘n GO disclosed that Tale of Kyubiko sees the central character and her backgrounds evolve as winnings are accumulated with anyone who manages to fully or even partially amass a stacked wild in line for a win. The developer moreover proclaimed that the Inari’s Fortune feature will then nudge any partially obscured stacked wilds onto the reels as the goddess performs a dance and transforms from a fox into a human.

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Charlotte Miliziano serves as Head of Games for Play‘n GO and she used the press release to divulge that the Inari’s Dance bonus feature furthermore increases any multipliers before triggering an automatic free spin. She proclaimed that this cycle is subsequently ‘repeated until no more wins are formed after the re-spin’ with the next round starting ‘when the player hits re-spin and the multiplier resets’.

Read a statement from Miliziano…

“Tale of Kyubiko is a fabulous example of high entertainment value. There is a rich narrative that carries throughout the gameplay and our clear focus on storytelling and creating the visuals to complement can be seen through Inari. Players can physically see her shapeshift into her human form as they play. It’s very cool.”