Tate Multimedia has today announced that Kao the Kangaroo will be making a return to platforming action this summer. More than 20 years since his debut, a new Kao the Kangaroo is currently in development for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.
Kao (pronounced K-O) will be familiar to any fans of 3D platformers in the early noughties. The platform hero made his debut on the SEGA Dreamcast back in the year 2000. Now, two decades on, Kao is back in business. A new adventure will see him setting out to find his missing sister. And can he 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 fighting masters who are under the influence of disturbing, dark power, all while exploring a colourful world.
“Throughout development, it’s been important to us to make sure Kao’s new adventure both feels like a tribute to his previous outings for existing fans, as well as a fresh, contemporary platformer for newcomers. This is not a sequel, this is a complete reboot, and we can’t wait to see players young and old come together to take on the role of Kao once more this summer.”Kaja Borowko, Head of Studio
The original Kao the Kangaroo series collectively sold more than 700,000 units worldwide. Four four games in total have launched across a multitude of platforms. PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and the aforementioned SEGA Dreamcast have all seen Kao spring into action.
In his latest adventure Kao will use his boxing gloves to punch a path through his adversaries. Players will jab their way through the obstacles ahead as he pummels his way to glory.
Kao the Kangaroo will launch digitally and physically. It will arrive on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam this summer.
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