The Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series reveals a new opening cutscene for the return of Bandai Namco’s beloved platform game.
For fans of classic PlayStation platformers, one of the best announcements to come from the February 2022 Nintendo Direct rollout was the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series. For years, fans of Bandai Namco’s favorite platformer series have been eagerly awaiting its return, ever since the franchise’s final launch with the remake of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile for the Nintendo Wii in 2008. Now, 14 years later, this Nintendo Wii is getting a major remake alongside the PlayStation 2 sequel with the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, which has now revealed a remastered opening cutscene for the first game.
Klonoa debuted on the original PlayStation in 1997 with the release of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and was a surprise hit, receiving critical acclaim for its unique blend of 3D and 2D platforms. The game was followed in 1999 with Klonoa: Moonlight Museum for WonderSwan, and in 2001 a full sequel was released for PlayStation 2 titled Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. While Lunatea’s Veil features full 3D visuals, it retains the 2.5D gameplay style established in the original game and introduces new elements such as cutscenes that take full advantage of the enhanced memory of the original game. PS2.
Klonoa’s last outing (so far) will be a Nintendo Wii remake of Door to Phantomile’s 10th anniversary, which is Bandai Namco’s final attempt to bring the character back to suit. appropriate and continue to be interested in the game series. The title’s poor sales led to a 14-year hiatus coming to an end with the release of the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, which used this Nintendo Wii remake and the PS2 original version of Lunatea’s Veil as the basis for several releases. The remake looks very impressive.
Almost every element of the original game has been refined, with the textures of the environment enhanced to recreate the look and feel of the original artwork for the game. This is especially evident in the recently released opening cutscene for the first game, which is based on the Nintendo Wii remake. Running both versions side-by-side, Klonoa’s model is not only completely reworked, but has more vibrant colors and a much clearer picture.
It seems like Bandai Namco is putting a lot of effort into these remakes, which makes sense considering the Japanese title for the collection refers to the publisher’s encore series of remakes. These titles previously included beloved titles like Katamari Damacy Reroll and Mr. Driller: DrillLand, including the Encore brand in Japan.
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