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Kao the Kangaroo’s release is just around the corner, so here’s a closer look at the character platformer’s enemies and combat.

Everybody secretly loves a character platformer, don’t they? Yes, you can publicly display your affection for FromSoftware games or 4X strategies or any other “grown up” pursuits you like, but we know you all melt back into childhood at the sight of an orange bandicoot, purple dragon, or bear-with-a-bird-on-its-back.

Other than the classics we remember so fondly, newcomers have found it hard to join the party, however. Even those with healthy pedigrees haven’t hit the lofty heights of their forebears. (Or should that be forebears-with-a-bird-on-its-back?)

Kao the Kangaroo – pronounced Kay-Oh, like K.O., because he’s a boxing kangaroo, geddit? – looks like it might be the real deal, though. It looks proper.

And in the latest trailer for Kao the Kangaroo, we get a look at some of the game’s enemies, and also, Kao’s combat style. (Hint: he punches stuff. He’s a kangaroo wearing boxing gloves and silk shorts. He’s going to punch stuff.)

We’ll find out whether Kao the Kangaroo lives up to expectations when it launches on May 27, 2022, on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.


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