Bandai Namco will soon be reviving its old mascots through remakes of old episodes. Klonoa will be back next week and Pac-Man World will return to our home consoles later this year. Two comebacks that, if the public reacts to them, could give the Japanese company more ideas for remakes … but also new games!
The future of Klonoa…
With Klonoa: Phantasy Reveries series, Bandai Namco takes us back to the late 1990s when its new mascot landed on PSOne and quickly became one of the platform game’s most important characters. Therefore, 25 years later, to duly celebrate the anniversary of the license, the Japanese developer offers us a remake in good and proper form. And that could just be the beginning for Klonoa.
“Due to Klonoa’s large gaps between game releases, on the 25th anniversary we decided to release this title so that people could play the original games first. And if this remastered version pleases the community, There may be opportunities to further extend Klonoa’s license
In addition, the manufacturer states that this is one of the main motivations for the development of Klonoa: Phantasy Reverie series. For Bandai Namco, the interest is to gauge his character’s popularity “to popularize and revitalize the intellectual property of Klonoa”.
And other in-game licenses
But the success of this compilation will not only determine the future of Klonoa. With this title, the publisher also wants to test the player’s appetite for finding old titles. If Klonoa becomes a commercial success, Bandai Namco could do it “Do other remasters of other titles too”
Klonoa: Phantasy Reverie series Coming to Xbox One and Xbox X|S on July 8th. The title will be released on the same date for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. This compilation contains two tracks:
- the remaster of a wii remake of Klonoa: Door to the Phantomil originally released on PSOne
- The remaster Clone 2: Lunatea’s Veil Available for PS2 in 2001