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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

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Derby, 24th September 2021: Playtonic Friends are thrilled to announce not only their newest publishing partnership but the sequel to Castle Pixel’s 2017 hit, Blossom Tales, with the unveiling of Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince.

Building on the success of their first release, the team at Castle Pixel set out to bring fans of 2D action-adventure games more of the branching, entertaining gameplay they love to experience themselves coupled with a constantly satisfying challenge and “story within a story” narrative.

A Link to the Past meets The Princess Bride

An ancient land. A young hero. Dungeons full of enemies with puzzles round every corner. You enter the final chamber to face off against a terrifying boss, the One Legged Pirate. No, it's a Giant Panda. NO! This time it’s a possessed Rocking Horse. It’s up to the player to decide what they will face off against.

“Our team believes in games' power to captivate by marrying fun gameplay with memorable storytelling” commented Rob Maher, Design Lead at Castle Pixel “The classic 2D games we grew on tested your skills from start to finish, and we're also big fans of games that let you influence the story and world through choice. Blossom Tales 2 is our love letter to action RPGs of old but allows us to blend that satisfying challenge with delightful interactivity in a way that we love to play ourselves

Gavin Price, CEO of Playtonic Friends, added “
We’re all huge fans of the older Zelda titles and when we first played the original Blossom Tales, we were blown away by the heart and character Castle Pixel brought to their game. When the opportunity arose to work with the team on expanding that experience and helping to bring The Minotaur Prince to life we had to jump at it.”

Officially unveiled during the
IndieLand Charity Stream, Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince will be coming to Steam for Windows PC and Nintendo Switch in 2022.  

Wish list now on Steam

Follow us: 
Playtonic Friends Twitter: @PTonicFriends
Playtonic Games Twitter: @PlaytonicGames
Castle Pixel Twitter: @CastlePixel

For further information for, please contact:
Stefano Petrullo - Renaissance PR
[email protected] +44 (0) 7828 692 315

Greg Jones - RenaissancePR
[email protected] +44 (0) 7867 788 079

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About Playtonic Games
Playtonic Games is an independent video game developer, started by the creative talent behind some of the most popular platform games of the past (including Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie). Their aim is to bring fun games that everyone loves to play to new and old audiences alike across multiple platforms!

Their core team of veterans mixed with fresh, youthful talent has collectively notched up hundreds of years of video game development. Their first release as Playtonic Games is Yooka-Laylee, launched in April 2017, and funded as a result of Europe's biggest video game Kickstarter! They're based in the heart of the Midlands in the UK near Burton upon Trent, within easy commuting distance of larger cities such as Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham.