One of the surprising announcements during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation was that Bandai Namco has been working on an HD compilation of the fondly remembered Klonoa franchise. The Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series collection includes Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil will arrive on the Nintendo Switch family of systems and other consoles on the 8th July. Those of you hoping for a physical release for the Klonoa games will be pleased to hear that they will be getting one in Europe. It’s not clear as yet as to whether the physical release will come to North America.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series brings back “Klonoa: Door to Phantomile” and “Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil” remastered in one collection to fans new and old. Get ready to set off on an adventure to save the world! Released initially in 1997 by Namco, Klonoa is a side-scrolling platformer featuring a colorful character roster and vibrant game world, it’s up to you as Klonoa to embark on a journey to save Phantomile. The graphics have received an elegant revamp while Klonoa’s beloved world and classic gameplay have been faithfully preserved. The remaster also features an adjustable difficulty level, allowing franchise newcomers to delve right into the action, and long-time fans to get reacquainted with ease.Bandai Namco
Kinda reminds me of the Sword Art Online games as far as digital release and getting physical releases.
Re Hollow Fragment, Lost Song, Realization, Fatal Bullet, and Lycoris all released as digital and physical in different regions.
Accell World vs Sword Art released as physical and digital in JPN, but North America and Europe only got it as digital.
I guess Japan has a bigger Nichi market then other regions and a bigger SAO fanbase.
They aired advertisements in the Japan for Accell World vs Sword Art, but didn’t advertise in any other country.
I really hope the US gets a physical release of this game as well and I won’t have to import it.
If we get a physical release it probably will be with the Limited Run Games website.