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The new compendium features remasters of the 2008 Wii release Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (itself a remake of the 1997 PlayStation original) and the 2001 PS2 sequel Klonoa: Lunatea’s Veil. The various other releases in the Klonoa series, such as the Game Boy Advance and Wonderswan titles, will unfortunately not be putting in an appearance. Developed by Monkeycraft, the two featured titles will boast improved 60FPS visuals, rebalanced difficulty settings, and a new two-player cooperative mode.
While this particular series has never set the sales charts alight, it has garnered itself a dedicated fanbase thanks to its colorful and charming worlds, intuitive use of genres, and spirited, good-natured protagonist. The Klonoa series will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, so 2022 is as good a time as any for The Dream Traveler to make their grand return.
While it is admittedly disappointing that the collection is not a true retrospective of Klonoa’s entire gaming career, the fanbase will no doubt be stoked to experience their greatest adventures once more, looking, and playing, better than ever before.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series launches July 8 on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms.