Unless you’re from Poland, there’s a good chance that the names ‘Kajko’ and ‘Kokosz’ won’t mean an awful lot to you. First published in 1972, Janusz Christa’s comic books have often been compared to the Asterix series, and they explore similar themes (the franchise has even been accused of plagiarising Albert Uderzo characters and setting, but we won’t go down that particular rabbit hole).
Now, these Slavic warriors are getting a new lease of life thanks to a Netflix animated series, which made its international debut in the first week of December. Renamed Kayko and Kokosh, the series will be accompanied by a Switch-exclusive video game, expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2022.
The aim of the game, according to publisher RedDeer.games, will be to introduce the characters to a global audience that may well be unfamiliar with their exploits. It will be “a unique combination of the colouring book, interactive comic, and visual novel,” and its plot will be penned by former CD Projekt RED writer Magdalena Kucenty, who was responsible for the script of The Witcher’s Gwent spin-off.