Legend of Kay Anniversary HD Remake Announced (Wii U, PS4, PC)

22 April 2015
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Legend of Kay HD Anniversary Gameplay Screenshot Wii U PS4 PC

Legend of Kay Anniversary HD Remake has been announced for Wii U, PS4 & PC by developer Nordic Games; with a budget price of $20-$30 (depending on platform). The HD remake of the PS2 classic platformer from 2005 will hit store shelves this Summer.

Here’s a trailer!

Legend of Kay Anniversary is a colorful action adventure, blending the gameplay of a platformer with dynamic fight combos. The protagonist, Kay, is a cat who studies martial arts and gets involved in an uprising against Shun, the leader of the gorillas, who is oppressing the “cat people” in his reign. On his journey through the lands of Yenching, Kay has to master his martial arts skills, face various enemies and overcome numerous challenges.

An action-packed 3D platformer, Kay is a real martial arts aficionado and very much adept in frightening foes with his paws and his weaponry.

Here’s the Legend of Kay Anniversary HD Remake image gallery.
Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size photos:


“Legend of Kay was a true gem on the Playstation 2 platform,” adds Reinhard Pollice, business & product development director at Nordic Games. “Our strategy is to focus on our IPs and make them available to as many players as possible and also on the current generation of consoles. We keep our options open to expand on the Legend of Kay franchise in the future.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with KAIKO and having the opportunity bringing Kay back to life again,” comments Gennaro Giani, producer & localization manager at Nordic Games. “Legend of Kay is pure action-gaming with fantastic 3D Platformer Elements and a wonderful Soundtrack. My personal tagline for Legend of Kay: Easy to learn, hard to master.”

“Working on Legend of Kay Anniversary was and still is quite remarkable,” comments Peter Thierolf, founder and managing director at KAIKO. “We were able to rediscover the attention to detail with which the original game had been crafted and pushed ourselves to be true to that original spirit. This was about the best time we had within the last couple of years.”

It’s worth nothing that this reboot will be known as “Legend of Kay – Anniversary” in Europe and “Legend of Kay HD” in America.

Legend of Kay HD Anniversary Gameplay Screenshot Battles Wii U PS4 PC

Fightin’ in HD!

This is awesome news. I am not familiar with The Legend of Kay specifically, but the “128-bit” generation (PS2, GameCube, Original Xbox) is FULL and packed to the gills with amazing and cool platformers, many oft-forgotten, that are perfectly ripe for the HD treatment.

There are tons of them that I thoroughly enjoyed back in the day, and games that generally got favorable reviews. Platformers like I-Ninja, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, Vexx, Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil, Whiplash, Tokobot, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Kya: Dark Lineage, Pac-Man World, Dr. Muto & Haven: Call of the King.

There are many games, like Haven, that I really enjoyed; but never got around to beating and always wanted to go back to.

It would be totally awesome to see many of these forgotten hidden gems get the HD remake treatment.

Of course, many of the PS2’s best Platformers have already been remastered in high-definition, particularly the ones published by Sony themselves, which have been collected in PS3 compilations; including the Jak & Daxter Collection, The Sly Collection, & Ratchet & Clank Collection.

But it’s fantastic to see some of the lesser-known PS2 platformers getting some love!

Now where is the Billy Hatcher & the Giant Egg HD Remaster?!

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