Klonoa director on series’ origins, game was initially based on another IP
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Klonoa series director Tsuyoshi Kobayashi has provided new insight into how the franchise came to be. Kobayashi spoke about this in a recent issue of Lost In Cult.
Interestingly, Bandai Namco was originally working on a game that would have been based on a different IP. However, after that didn’t work out, they had to replace the characters. That led the team to hold an internal competition to create a new character that would eventually become Klonoa.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series dev on Klonoa 2 remaster challenges
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Ryo Ishida, the producer of Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, has spoken about what challenges were involved in remastering Klonoa 2.
The Switch release includes two games. Since the collection used the Wii remake of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, that game was likely easier to work with. However, Klonoa 2’s last appearance was on PlayStation 2 in 2001.
[Review] Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
Posted on 8 months ago by Nicholas Serpa in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments
Release Date: July 8, 2022
Developer: Monkey Craft
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Normally, when a game franchise fails to meet a publisher’s sales expectations, that tends to be the end of the road for it. Indeed, despite both 1997’s Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and 1999’s Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil garnering a very positive reception from critics at the time of their release, these 2.5D platformers never managed to reach a big enough audience to truly compete with the likes of Mario and Crash Bandicoot. The franchise has been dormant for well over a decade now, with no new games being developed since 2008’s Wii-exclusive remake, which was an attempt to revive Klonoa that never took off. Fortunately, Bandai Namco is giving their plucky cat-like hero yet another chance to shine with Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, which remasters both classic games for a modern audience. But how well do these decades-old platformers hold up today?
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series launch trailer
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Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series has started to release on Switch, and Bandai Namco has issued a new launch trailer. This shows off both titles in the collection, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil.
We have more information about Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series in the following overview:
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series could lead to more remasters and expansion of the IP
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In an interview with game journal Lock-On, producer Ryo Ishida spoke about the potential of the Klonoa IP, including the possibility of more remasters and further expansion.
Ishida said that if Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series “is loved by the community, there might be opportunities to further expand the Klonoa IP and do other remasters of other titles as well.” Right now Bandai Namco is hoping to “spread awareness and reignite the Klonoa IP.”
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series gameplay
Posted on 9 months ago by Nicolas in Switch, Videos | 0 comments
Some new gameplay has just emerged for Bandai Namco’s Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series. About 20 minutes of footage are available, providing a look at the first game in the package, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile.
For more information on Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, check out the following overview straight from the game’s official website.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series graphics comparison trailer
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Bandai Namco has readied its latest trailer for Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, which serves as a graphical comparison. We’re also to see how the remasters of the original games stack up to the originals.
In both cases, it’s clear that Bandai Namco made some pretty big changes. The character models were improved, colors are brighter and more saturated, and the resolution is higher.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Switch frame rate, resolution, file size
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments
The official Japanese website for Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series has opened, and it offers up key information about the Switch version – notably the game’s frame rate, resolution, and file size.
First up, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is confirmed to run at “up to” 60 frames per second on Nintendo’s console. Unfortunately, Bandai Namco doesn’t elaborate further. Other platforms essentially run at a constant 60 FPS, but it’s possible that the Switch version may run into a dip here and there.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series screenshots
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Screenshots, Switch | 0 comments
Bandai Namco has passed along several screenshots from Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series.
The new collection was announced during the first Nintendo Direct of this year. Along with Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, it also includes Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. The first Klonoa is based on the Wii remake while Klonoa 2 is a totally new re-release.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series confirmed for physical release in Europe
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series will be receiving a physical release in Europe, Bandai Namco has confirmed. However, it’s currently unclear if there are similar plans for North America.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series was announced for Switch during the latest Nintendo Direct last week. It’s been well over a decade since Bandai Namco has touched the series. The last addition was in 2008 with Bandai Namco releasing a remake of the 1997 PlayStation game Klonoa: Door to Phantomile on Wii.