Klonoa fantasy fantasy series Fans launched a #KLONOASWEEP campaign to promote the game collection in hopes of selling it well enough for publisher Bandai Namco to consider making a sequel. The Phantasy Reverie series release date was today for PS5, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Fan campaign to save the Klonoa franchise
The #KLONOASWEEP campaign is inspired by Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series producer Ryo Ishida. At the end of June, Ishida told game magazine Lock-On (via VGC) that the idea behind the group was to “spread awareness and reignite the Klonoa IP” on the franchise’s 25th anniversary. He then added that “if the community likes this reworked version, there may be opportunities to expand Klonoa’s IP address and do other reworks as well.” Fans have taken this very seriously by launching a campaign to boost awareness of the games and prompting publisher Bandai Namco to consider a sequel.
While the majority of people in the campaign are urging players to pick up the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series for a sequel, some have come up with creative ways to spread awareness. There is a variety of artwork that can already be found on Steam Community Hub, plus a review consisting entirely of the lyrics to Stepping Wind from Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. The game is currently at #2 on Steam’s top release chart behind MADiSON, so at least something seems to be working at the moment. Those who aren’t sure if they’d like to get the game can try out the demo that launched on consoles on June 22 and features the first levels of both games in the series.
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