Klonoa to get Wii remake

Klonoa? It's been a while

Klonoa? It's been a while

Klonoa was a classic PlayStation platformer, sadly overlooked. It pretty much invented the graphical style of ‘2.5D’ by using two-dimensionsal character artwork on rendered, three-dimensional backdrops.

If you didn’t own Klonoa: Door to Phantomile for Sony’s PlayStation, you might remember it from one of the demo discs that Sony and Official PlayStation Magazine sent out; we sure do, and we’re delighted that this hidden gem is making its way to the Wii.

With an average score of 86%, fans thought that Klonoa warranted a sequel, which it got. Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001 to great critical acclaim. Its average score is 91%, and even today, it ranks amongst the PS2’s greats.

So, we’ve established that the Klonoa series is a solid one, now to tell you about this Wii version

– Remake of the first Klonoa game, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

– Cel shaded

– NES Style Controls (Wii Remote held sideways)

– Upgraded visuals, specifically for Wii

– Releases December 4th in Japan

– 99% Complete

We loved these platformers when we were younger, let’s hope Namco can surpass our expectations, rather than tarnish our cherished memories.

Scans- courtesy of Gamekyo

–Rory–

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One Response

  1. Great site, I’ll come back and read more when I have more time.

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