This two-game compilation is coming to Nintendo Switch first on July 8, 2022
During today’s Nintendo Direct, the one and only Klonoa resurfaced — the kind of news that will come and go for many (if you missed it, Nintendo announced what felt like 50 things), but hit hard in a laser-focused way for a certain group of platformer fans. Bandai Namco is bringing Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil to Nintendo Switch under one roof in a release known as Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series.
This “remastered anthology” is hitting Switch first on July 8, 2022, with more console and PC versions — PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Steam — to follow.
In terms of what’s new in Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, Bandai Namco has focused on touting the graphics (as expected for this sort of revival), “adjustable difficulty settings,” and two-player co-op. It’ll be nice to have an easy, modern entry point to this franchise.
I don’t know what it is with all of these two-game remaster/remake compilations showing up lately, but I’m here for them. Win over some new fans. Grow that base.
Worth noting: Klonoa turns 25 this year in Japan, so the timing feels spot-on.