April 7, 2009
Goes Gold for Wii
A 2.5D Masterpiece Comes to Wii
in This Exciting Remake
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
announced today that their newest platform game, Klonoa, has gone gold for Wii
and will be available in North America on May 5, 2009. Originally released for
North America in 1998 as Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, Klonoa features lush
storybook visuals, timeless 2.5D gameplay, new motion control based attacks as
well as brand new modes and secrets to uncover.
Help Klonoa save Phantomile, a land
formed by the dreams of its inhabitants and recently besieged by an unknown
evil. Klonoa’s journey takes him and his best friend Hewpoe through a fantastic
journey across multiple kingdoms. Along their way they will fight fearsome
bosses and figure out challenging puzzles through increasingly difficult stages.
Armed with his trusty Wind Bullet, Klonoa is able to inflate and grab enemies to
use as tools to overcome environmental hazards and defeat other enemies.
A simple move of the Wii Remote will
make Klonoa throw captured enemies to break obstacles, uncover hidden items or
defeat other enemies. Klonoa can also use enemies he is holding to perform a
double jump which allows him to reach high ledges or jump across large pits. By
shaking the Nunchuk, Klonoa can use his whirlwind to slow down approaching
enemies. In addition to the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls, Klonoa offers a
wide range of control options for any style of play, including Wii Remote only,
Classic Controller and the Nintendo GameCube Controller.
Experience an all new challenge with
Reverse Mode which is unlocked after the story mode is completed. Each stage in
Reverse Mode contains a hidden portal leading to a Bonus Stage. These hidden
stages will test the resolve of the most hardened Klonoa fans and require total
mastery of Klonoa’s unique gameplay. Will you be able to beat them all?
Klonoa is rated “E10+” by the
ESRB and will have a MSRP of $39.99. For more information on Klonoa, please