Back in 2000, the turn of the millennium, Kao the Kangaroo released for the sadly-unloved Dreamcast, it went on to have a number of underperforming sequels such as Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2, Kao Challengers and Kao the Kangaroo: Mystery of the Volcano. The series was criticised at the time as a supposed Crash Bandicoot Ripoff, but has since developed a dedicated fanbase; largely amongst fans of the Dreamcast.
However, in 2020, the series was revived, and a new entry was announced for 2022. Now, we have our first real look at this new entry, in all its punching and platforming glory, with a new trailer, and an all-new demo that players can enjoy during Steam Next Fest!
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This all new title sees Kao on an all new adventure, setting out to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-lost father. Pick up the magical boxing gloves of Kao and join him as he 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.’
According to Tate multimedia, ‘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.’
This new title is set to be the biggest game the series has ever seen, with Kao exploring ‘beautiful, diverse worlds packed with secrets.’ using all the powers of Kao’s magic boxing gloves, the host of boss battles throughout the game are sure to be no match for any player.
The brand-new demo, available now on Steam, gives players a look at one of the game’s levels, the Dark Forest. Offering up to 40 minutes of gameplay, this will be the first time fans and newcomers will be able to see Kao in an all-new world, with an all-new look, and an all-new story.