Kao the Kangaroo Punches Up a Release Date on Consoles and PC Late May 2022

After 20 years, Kao the Kangaroo makes a return

Kao the Kangaroo

Publisher and developer Tate Multimedia has announced today that Kao the Kangaroo will be making a comeback to consoles and PC next May, 20 years after his first debut. Kao (pronounced K-O) first launched on SEGA’s legendary Dreamcast back in 2000. The game will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) on Friday, May 27th, 2022.

To celebrate the occasion, the publisher has released a new trailer titled, “Release the Power of the Gloves!” Wherein it showcases the various powers of the magical boxing gloves.

“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 Kangaroo both honors 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, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and the aforementioned SEGA Dreamcast.

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About Kao the Kangaroo

Setting out to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-lost father, players will join Jao 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 colorful and vibrant world alive with activity and visual flair.

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.

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  • 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 of items to collect

Kao the Kangaroo is set to release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) on Friday, May 27th, 2022 for a digital price of €29.99/$29.99/£24.99 and a recommended physical price of €34.99/$34.99/£29.99.

Source: Press Release

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