[REVIEW] : Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series will not be a Switch exclusive.

The least that can be said of the latest Nintendo Direct is that it will have given pride of place to recycling. A storm of remakes, sequels, ports, remasters… So can we really blame Nintendo and Square Enix (and all the others) for serving us the same soup over and over again if we all keep queuing? stupidly to buy? With such behavior, we should not be surprised to see that other companies like Ubisoft or Bandai Namco are trying their luck as confirmed within this same Nintendo Direct Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection or even the title in the spotlight : Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series.

As a reminder, behind this title, Bandai Namco offers players to discover or rediscover the two parts of the adventures of Klonoa (Door to Phantomile on PlayStation in 1998, Lunatea’s Veil on PlayStation 2 in 2001) for the price of one. And what better than the first Nintendo Direct (a highly anticipated event) to put these games in the spotlight (necessary given the competition on this medium)? That said, what the extract does not announce is that this character will not only make its comeback on Switch but also with the competition.

Good news for those who prefer less nomadic video games, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series should, unsurprisingly, also be released on PlayStation consoles, Xbox but also on PC (via Steam). Only, probably thanks to all the deals that unite Big N. with Bandai Namco, the Nintendo Switch is offered temporary exclusivity with its release on July 8, 2022.

[REVIEW] : Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series will not be a Switch exclusive

KLONOA IS BACK IN A NEW COLLECTION

The Nintendo Direct will have been packed with ressurections of franchises we haven’t heard from in ages, and the announcement of Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is clearly one of them. Missing since a remake on Wii, Klonoa is this old attempt by Bandai Namco to make a mascot that would replace Pac-Man, via a license for platform games which however never had the hoped-for success. 14 years of absence later, Klonoa is back, to the delight of fans who had not lost hope.

[REVIEW] : Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series will not be a Switch exclusive

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is a collection of remastered versions of the two main games in the series, Klonoa: Door to Phantom Island and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. The first seems to be based on the remake released at the time on Wii, controversial for its artistic choices, which here seems improved for a vision closer to the original game, while the second is a complete remastering made from scratch . This is in any case the entire content of the two games, including the possibility of doing co-op when the difficulty becomes too intense, but also a whole range of accessibility options to personalize yourself. even the difficulty of the game.