Kao the Kangaroo is Bringing Crash-Style Platforming to Xbox Next Month

Kao the Kangaroo is Bringing Crash-Style Platforming to Xbox Next Month

Matt Lorrigan

Kao the Kangaroo is bringing back a Dreamcast-era platforming mascot when the game launches on Xbox on 27th May, developer Tate Multimedia has announced.

The boxing glove-wearing Kangaroo made his video game debut on PC and Dreamcast in 2000, competing with the likes of Crash Bandicoot. A sequel came to Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube in 2005, but Kao has since been absent for over a decade. This new game sees Kao setting out to find his missing sister, utilising a pair of magic boxing gloves, and confronting famous fighting masters around the world. The rebooted game was first announced earlier this year, and now we've got a release date.

“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 head of studio Kaja Borowko. “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!”

Kao the Kangaroo is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on 27th May 2022. You can check out the latest trailer down below.

  • This and Klonoa! It's going to be a good year, really looking forward to them and the new Turtles game.

    Kao seems to habe splitscreen coop, too. Great!
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