September 23, 2021, 11:58:06 PM by HylianBran
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A couple days back, Bandai Namco registered two trademarks for "quot1 & 2 Encore"quot and "quotWahoo Encore,"quot which are almost certainly related to "quotKaze no Klonoa Encore"quot trademark. The "quot1 & 2 Encore"quot trademark, which hints towards a compilation of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil. The (inferior) Wii remake of Door to Phantomile is likely going to be the version featured in the compilation (as opposed to the PlayStation version), but I think it is worth noting that Namco remastered the game on PlayStation 2 as part of the Japanese-exclusive Namcollection. This version features better load times, a higher resolution, and no texture warping. I bring it up because they likely still own the source code utlized for the original and Namcollection version.
September 06, 2021, 05:29:22 PM by HylianBran
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Happy Klonoa Day! Today's all about playing, discussing, or listening to all things Klonoa. We're also pushing to have this become a true new worldwide holiday, so tell friends and family about it. nbsp
For anyone curious (aka me before looking this up) Klonoa Day originates from a Tweet from Hideo Yoshizawa (the director and writer of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile) on September 6th of 2019. In Japanese, the number 9 is pronounced as Kyu, and the number 6 is pronounced as Roku. These combined come out as Kuro, which sounds like Kuronoa, which is what the series would be referred to as over there, as there is no traditional "quotL"quot sound in Japanese. When translators localize Japanese names, they often have to make assumptions on the intention of the "quotUr"quot sound. We could very well have had a Klonoa named Korona.
Sorry, that took way too long to explain. Maybe you learned something kids. Big thanks to the Klonoa Blog for blogging about this two year...
April 24, 2021, 09:54:56 PM by HylianBran
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Hidden Palace, well known for their work recovering Sonic the Hedgehog prototypes, has recently added two prototypes for Klonoa for Project Deluge! One is dated about 19 days before the US retail release, but a couple months after the Japanese original, and as such contains little of note. The other is dated three months before the initial Japanese release, and contains many notable differences, which'll (hopefully) all be documented sooner rather than later. From music and voices, to spritework and control differences, this proto will have many elements that stick out to even those who aren't as familiar with the game as this community likely is!
July 17th, 1997 Build: https://hiddenpalace.org/Klonoa:_Door_to_Phantomile_(Jul_17,_1997_prototype)
December 18th, 1997 Build: https://hiddenpalace.org/Klonoa:_Door_to_Phantomile_(Dec_18,_1997_prototype)
March 21, 2021, 09:03:03 PM by HylianBran
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Klonoa 2 released today, March 21st, 20 years ago to Japanese players. Not much more to say, really. Despite the disappointingly low amount of fanfare, I just hope you play Klonoa 2 today. Considering what the Klonoa Encore is likely to entail, this may very well be one of our last chances to play this classic untainted by the industry's current atmosphere. Just don't tell the UHKC higher-ups about this, we don't know what they'll do!
February 08, 2021, 12:28:30 PM by Graystripe2000
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Someone asked Ship To Shore about Klonoa 1’s vinyl getting a reprint and they said “yes, which put Klonoa 2 release. Keep in mind, they teased the second game getting a vinyl earlier this year.
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