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Update: This demo for Klonoa's latest release has now been made available on the Switch eShop here in the west. Enjoy!

Original article: Klonoa returns next month in Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, a collection of the two mainline Klonoa console games, and to prepare eager fans for the return of the Dream Traveller, a demo has been released in Japan today!

We say today, but it's sort of tomorrow. The demo is available there because it's 23rd June. so, at the time of this posting, check your eShop to see if the demo is live! Or, if you've got a Japanese eShop account, you can head on over there and download it from here right now.

The demo will allow you to play through Vision 1-1 and 1-2 of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (the first two stages) as well as fight the boss Rongo Lango, and the second level of Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil — La-Lakoosha ~Sacred Grounds~. And you won't be able to transfer your data to the main game, but all of these levels are relatively short and are just there to give you a good idea of how the game plays.

We did double-check this before posting, but the demo is currently not on the North American or European eShop. In fact, in the UK at least, Klonoa doesn't even have a game page! But the NA eShop listing is right here if you want to sit and click refresh over and over!

We'll update this article as soon as the demo goes live in other territories — assuming it does!

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[source gematsu.com]