Kao - pronounced K-O - launched his first adventure on SEGA’s legendary Dreamcast back in the year 2000. Now, two decades on, Tate Multimedia has decided to give the platforming genre a bit of a kick and let Kao off the leash once more, releasing his biggest adventure yet.
Setting out to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what
happened to his long-lost father, players will join Kao as he picks up his magical boxing gloves and travels the world confronting famous fighting masters who are under the influence of disturbing, dark power, all while exploring a colourful and vibrant world alive with activity and visual flair.
“We’ve been blown away by the response we’ve had from gamers since we announced Kao the Kangaroo was making a return earlier this year,” says Kaja Borowko, Head of Studio. “With this new chapter, we’ve set out to make sure the new Kao the Kangaroobothhonours his previous outings and offers fresh, contemporary gameplay for fans new and old alike. This is a complete reboot for Kao, and we can’t wait to see how people take to it at launch!”
The original Kao the Kangaroo series collectively sold more than 700,000 units worldwide, with four games in total having launched across PC, SEGA Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance.
In his latest adventure, Kao will use his boxing gloves to punch a path through his adversaries, jabbing his way through the obstacles ahead as he pummels his way to glory.
Kao the Kangaroo will feature:
Beautiful, diverse worlds, packed with secrets
Engaging and fun gameplay for all ages - family-friendly, but for core gamers too
Magic gloves stacked with powers
Kao - a cheeky, brave, and feisty kangaroo who embarks on a life-changing journey
An engaging story filled with a cast of captivating characters
Challenging combat including unique boss battles
A whole host o.f items to collect
Kao the Kangaroo will launch digitally and physically on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on Friday 27th May 2022 for a digital price of €29.99/$29.99/£24.99 and a recommended physical price of €34.99/$34.99/£29.99