Playstation fans might remember that Klonoa: Door to Phantomile first made its appearance back on the original Playstation console in 1998. The game was a 2.5D side-scrolling platform title that featured a floppy-eared protagonist named Klonoa.
The game featured some beautiful polygon visuals that were quite impressive by Playstation standards and was one of the best platform experiences you could find at the time. Over the years, the game has become quite rare and sought-after by gamers prompting speculation that Sony would likely bring the game to the Playstation Store as a PSone classic. Unfortunately, Namco had other ideas for the game.
For Klonoa's 10th anniversary Namco-Bandai decided to announce a remake of the original Klonoa: Door to Phantomile for the Nintendo Wii console. The game would feature updated visuals, a remixed soundtrack, and some brand new Wii motion controls to go along with them.
On May 6th Namco-Bandai will release their Klonoa Wii remake in the US for the bargain price of $29.99. And given how fantastic the original Playstation release was, it would seem that gamers are getting an absolute steal at that price.
We'll have more information on Klonoa as it becomes available, as well as a full review of the game next week. Until then you can check out the official game play trailer below to see the Wii remake in action.