Klonoa is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a remake bundle coming out on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on July 8, 2022. Klonoa is a 2D platformer with 3D backgrounds and some 3D elements.
If you played Crash Bandicoot or Spyro, you should feel at home with Klonoa unless you played the original Klonoa in 1997 or its remake in 2008.
What’s the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series?
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is the name of the newest remake for Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. Namco released this platformer video game series in 1997, PlayStation. Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil came out for the PlayStation 2 in 2001.
Door to Phantomile received a remake of Klonoa for the Wii in 2008. Klonoa also has five spin-off games on the PlayStation, WonderSwan, and Game Boy Advance.
But the Phantasy Reviere Series only contains the first two games. The games are set in different worlds, and Klonoa, the Dream Traveler, must save them from peril.
The main gameplay involves Klonoa using his ring and Wind Bullets to inflate enemies and use them to destroy obstacles and jump off to reach higher areas. In addition, phantasy Reviere will have unique enhancements like revamped graphics, adjustable difficulty settings, and a two-player co-op mode.
What else do we know about Klonoa?
Klonoa has appeared in Namco x Capcom, Moto GP, Alpine Racer 3, Smash Court Tennis 3, Pro Baseball: Famista 2011, and Taiko no Tatsujin. Shippuu Tengoku Kaze no Klonoa is a two-volume long comedy manga that came out in 2002 and 2003.
Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol is a web-comic series from September 2012 to 2014. Unfortunately, the studio ShiftyLook had to close before they could end the web-comic satisfactorily.
An animated film was in pre-production at Henshin. Hideo Yoshizawa was the executive producer, and Ash Paulsen was an associate producer.
But after two years with no progress, Hitoshi Ariga, the writer, announced on January 4, 2019, that the project was canceled. Hopefully, if the Klonoa Phantasy Reviere Series does well, we’ll get another chance to see Klonoa on the big screen.
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