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Kao The Kangaroo Bounces Onto Consoles And PC In May

21 April, 2022 - 6:00 pm by
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It’s been just over twenty years ago is Kao sprung onto the Sega Dreamcast and with the recent successes seen with Ty The Tasmanian Tiger, Tate Multimedia have delved down under and are bringing back the fighting Roo for another round.

Kao the Kangaroo is set to release across all current consoles and PC on the 27th May and with the announcement comes a new trailer which we’ve embedded below.

Kao (pronounced K.O) has the boxing kangaroo setting out to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-lost father. Picking up his magical boxing gloves, Kao travels the world confronting famous fighting masters who are under the influence of a disturbing dark power. As was typical for platformers in the early 00s, expect an accessible, yet challenging game full of places to explore and items to collect.

Beginning life on the Dreamcast in 2000 Kao the Kangaroo features colourful graphics and a number of boxing glove powerups to help you navigate a world full of dangers. The game spawned three sequels and ended up releasing on all of the then-current platforms. Kaja Borowko, Head of Studio at Tate Multimedia had this to say:

“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.“

“With this new chapter, we’ve set out to make sure the new Kao the Kangaroo both honours 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!”

Kaja Borowko, Head of Studio, Tate Multimedia

Tate Multimedia have also announced it will be taking a demo build of Kao the Kangaroo to PAX East at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center this weekend. If you’re in the area, make sure you pop along to the Limited Run Games Booth #21085 for a hands-on experience with the latest demo build.

Kao the Kangaroo is set to launch across PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on 27th May. A digital price of £24.99 (€29.99/$29.99) is currently set while the physical copies have a RRP of £29.99 (€34.99/$34.99).