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Remember when we all met up in the year 2000? When the Dreamcast was taking pride of place beneath our TVs and gaming mascots were still finding their place in the world. It was then when Kao the Kangaroo popped up, bouncing his way to video gaming history. Now though it’s time for Kao to get a reboot, as he starts to land some punches on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. 

Available today on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC through both Steam and Epic, Kao the Kangaroo – that’s Kao as in K-O – has been brought back from the dead by the Tate Multimedia team. It’s they who are delivering the biggest Kao adventure yet, as we get the chance to jump our bouncy little friend, along with a ton of his mates. 

Priced at around £24.99, Kao the Kangaroo is one of those old school 3D platformers that used to frequent the scene way back when. It’s a game that promises a ton of fun, a load of exploration and multiple avenues of adventure, all as players get the chance to take in the mystery lands that Kao finds himself in. 

It’s Kao’s magic gloves that are as much a star as the titular kangaroo himself, and with the challenging combat and an engaging story behind this adventure, it’s sure to be one that is fit for pretty much all of the family – even more so when you consider it’s pretty damn solid in terms of the platforming required too. 

“Today’s the day people will finally be able to get their hands on Kao the Kangaroo – assuming they take their boxing gloves off first,” says Kaja Borowko, Head of Studio. “This is an entirely new adventure that bothhonours Kao’s previous outings, as well as offers fresh takes on the 3D platformer that newcomers can also appreciate. It’s a complete reboot for Kao, and it’s amazing to finally get the game out there!”

Our full review is live, so give that a read if you wish to understand more about Kao the Kangaroo and the mischief that he gets up to. 

If you’re already sold though, perhaps drawn in by the visual style, the opportunity to some more time with an old friend, or just because you’re after a new, fun, adventure, then you’ll find Kao the Kangaroo downloadable from the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S – fully optimised for the next-gen. Kao is on PlayStation, Switch and PC too. 

Game Description:

Kao the Kangaroo is a beautiful 3D platformer jam-packed with fun, exploration, adventure, and mystery! Join Kao, the feisty furball, as he embarks on an unforgettable quest to uncover the secrets surrounding the disappearance of his father. He’ll traverse rich environments, filled with hazards, puzzles, and foes. Each turn uncovers another clue as well as revealing a secret world bubbling under the surface.

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