News: The best platformer you've never played is coming to the Wii.
Namco Bandai has announced they will be bringing the Wii remake of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile to North America sometime in 2009 as Klonoa. Klonoa, and its sequel, Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil for the PS2, are two of the most underrated platformers ever. And now Wii owners will get a chance to experience the first game from the series with enhanced graphics and new Wii Remote controls (although classic controls are an option as well):
Help Klonoa save Phantomile, a land formed by the dreams of its inhabitants, and recently besieged by an unknown evil. Klonoa's breathtaking journey takes him through a series of increasingly difficult stages across multiple kingdoms as he strives to save his friends and homeland. Throughout his quest, Klonoa is aided by his friend Hewpoe, a benevolent spirit who resides in the ring from which Klonoa is able to fire his Wind Bullet. The Wind Bullet gives Klonoa the ability to grab and inflate his enemies and use them to his advantage.
With a simple move of the Wii Remote Klonoa can throw captured enemies to break obstacles, uncover hidden items or defeat other enemies. Klonoa can also use any enemy he is holding to perform a double jump which allows him to reach high ledges or jump across large pits. By moving the Nunchuk, Klonoa can use his whirlwind to slowdown 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.
We'll have more soon.