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Kao The Kangaroo Artist Talks Redesigning A Mascot For The Modern Age



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Kao has grown up. Almost. He is older now, for sure, but not much; just more stubborn, mouthy, and youthfully brave.
He was never a superhero, but rather an adventurous kid with pure motivations, and we wanted to keep it this way.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/features/exclusive-kao-the-kangaroo-artist-talks-redesigning-a-mascot-for-the-modern-age

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Kao The Kangaroo Artist Talks Redesigning A Mascot For The Modern Age



Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/features/exclusive-kao-the-kangaroo-artist-talks-redesigning-a-mascot-for-the-modern-age
He says it's a amscot for the modern age, but still looks like a '90s Playstation character to me.

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He says it's a amscot for the modern age, but still looks like a '90s Playstation character to me.

Despite his "Playstation" looks, his first game was for Dreamcast, PC, and GBA.
Dreamcast version of the game is what made him popular back then.


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Despite his "Playstation" looks, his first game was for Dreamcast, PC, and GBA.
Dreamcast version of the game is what made him popular back then.


I didn't know he was that old.

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Kao the Kangaroo - Official Launch Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3n-rYdTyg

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I didn't know he was that old.

What do you mean he was old?
He's as young as Ulala, Beat, Ryo Hazuki, and other Dreamcast icons that's released .... 23 years ago.
Dang, that was really a long long time ago, wasn't it...


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What do you mean he was old?
He's as young as Ulala, Beat, Ryo Hazuki, and other Dreamcast icons that's released .... 23 years ago.
Dang, that was really a long long time ago, wasn't it...


I just didn't had that game for the Dreamcast. I knew of Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, heck even Ty the Tazmanian Tiger. Just never heard of this kangaroo. To me he seems like he was inspired by Crash and Ty.

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I knew of Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, heck even Ty the Tazmanian Tiger.

I never played their games back then when SEGA's still console business,
they were never in SEGA consoles or arcade.
But I did recognize them from game magazines.
Especially from ads of them trying to be edgy or cool.






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Happy 22 Years Anniversary for Bust-A-Move 4 and Industrial Spy: Operation Espionage !





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Happy Birthday!
22 years ago, Bust-A-Move 4 and Industrial Spy: Operation Espionage are released for the Sega Dreamcast in North America (2000)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/sega.anthology

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I never played their games back then when SEGA's still console business,
they were never in SEGA consoles or arcade.
But I did recognize them from game magazines.
Especially from ads of them trying to be edgy or cool.






I remember that advert!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzsC1qSqFDo
Aged like milk.

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I remember that advert!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzsC1qSqFDo
Aged like milk.

Eventhough he made fun of Sonic, I admit kinda chuckled when I saw the ad.
This is from era when the other Tasmanian character was also popular at that time.


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Eventhough he made fun of Sonic, I admit kinda chuckled when I saw the ad.
This is from era when the other Tasmanian character was also popular at that time.


That's true. And givne Ty mostly fell into obscurity after, Sonic, Crash and Spyro probably returned those dislodged boomerangs back to him.

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R.I.P. Hidekazu Yukawa



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Hidekazu Yukawa passed last June of pneumonia but his family kept the news private.
It is said he was sick for the past 5 years and was relaxing at home.

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https://twitter.com/segabits/status/1533627467101093894?s=21&t=vX6yOytrGi2ZcSIcT5sv1Q
https://twitter.com/segabits/status/1533627858886742016?s=21&t=vX6yOytrGi2ZcSIcT5sv1Q

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That's true. And givne Ty mostly fell into obscurity after, Sonic, Crash and Spyro probably returned those dislodged boomerangs back to him.

Still at least Ty's making a comeback, unlike Gex, Awesome Possums, or Jersey Devil.








https://store.steampowered.com/app/411960/TY_the_Tasmanian_Tiger/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/411970/TY_the_Tasmanian_Tiger_2/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/411980/TY_the_Tasmanian_Tiger_3/

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A Patch for Kao the Kangaroo will be Out This Week



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We hear and see you
We moved mountains to make Kao The Kangaroo’s release on all major platforms globally on day one not just a possibility, but a reality.
As a small team, we faced a number of moving parts when it came to creating and releasing the game.
We’re aware of the bug affecting people’s saves and are hard at work patching this problem.
We aim to have the patch out this week.
We will be releasing further patches to address other issues, we’ll keep you updated.

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1370140/view/3298336355115367513