Bandai Namco’s Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series reveals gameplay for one of the levels in Klonoa 2 in a new graphic style.
Fans of classic PlayStation titles will remember the captivating and whimsical game called Klonoa. The platform franchise has been inactive since 2008, with the last release being a remake of 1997’s Klonoa: Door to Phantomile on the Wii. 14 years later during the February 2022 Nintendo Direct, Bandai Namco announced that the classic platformer would return, in the form of the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series. This game is a remake of the Wii, along with the Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil remake, with the full pack coming later this summer.
While the game was originally announced to be coming to Nintendo’s console, Bandai Namco has confirmed that it will also be coming to other platforms on the same day. Several new game elements are present in the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, such as a new two-player co-op mode, as well as difficulty levels. These factors can help those who are just starting out on this adventure for the first time. With the game only a month away from its release, Bandai Namco has showcased more of its games.
This includes a graphical comparison trailer showing the differences between the Wii remake and the Phantasy Reverie release, and the most recent trailer showing a playthrough from Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. It shows Klonoa snowboarding on a mountain level known as Mount Mira ~ Mira, showcasing how the level has been remade in its new graphic art style.
Klonoa uses her board to glide down slopes while dodging enemies and jumping over bottomless pits. It also shows how the player can hover in the air for a short period of time using the character’s ears and avoiding enemies. While most levels are played on a 2D plane, there are elements that take advantage of the 3D perspective. The second half of the level is also fully experienced in 3D, where Klonoa slides through a cave while collecting items.
This treatment is given to the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series showing care and care in bringing the game to a modern yet bright and captivating art style. The gameplay trailer shows how the colors really pop together, especially in the cave part of the level. Supposedly the developers learned from the polarizing reception of the 2008 remake on the Wii, make things more true to its roots, and gameplay videos like this show how do. Hopefully fans will also enjoy the return of this nostalgic series when it’s released at the end of July.
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