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Door to Phantomile by Porcodotranstorno Door to Phantomile by Porcodotranstorno
Klonoa - Door to Phantomile is a game released in 1997, It's a platform game developed and published by Namco for the PlayStation.
This is the first game in the series, too bad they weren't succesful overseas, I don't get why, It's a fun platformer with some 2.5D elements, I played it for the first time in a demo CD with the PsOne, back then I didn't speak english so I didn't care about the story.
Then, there was a sequel callled Klonoa 2 - Lunatea's Veil, I played it over a friend's house in 2006 and I liked everything about it, the level design, and the simple yet well executed gameplay, Doot to Phantomile is where it all began and it did it right, not even games like Megaman X4/5/6 had a level design so great It actually made me want to play the stages again and I still keep both of them it in my mind as great games, I know there was a GBA game here and there, and a remake of this one for the Wii, but never again I heard of a true sequel I miss the 2.5D gameplay, the characters and etc, I would love a Klonoa 3.....but.....the Wii remake was a commercial failure so....goodbye Klonoa 3.....and hello thousands of Tekken games.
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Rosecloud Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! I like your style.
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Tamamakitty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
midnight: klonoa! you can do it! kill it! I can help if you need me to!
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Aon-The-Bunny-Dog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Its a shame... but I think Klonoa Might have a chance in the spotlight in the future. I herd that The Sequel to Super smash bro.s brawl would include characters from Namco franchises. and not to mention that Klonoa appeared in SoulCaibur V as a hat in the character creation, so, in a way, Namco seems to remember Klonoa as part of their licensed Trademarks.

And Not to mention that Klonoa is not the only video game character that was underrated and forgotten. Look at Pit From the Kid Icarus Franchise; he used to be just as underrated as the past two Klonoa Games in which you mentioned, and wouldn't you know it, once he appeared in Super smash bros. brawl, he got himself a true sequel.

So let's pray that our fellow Dream traveler would once again be recognized by the general pubic.

Let's pray.....

Note to author: Please reply to me whenever you can ^^;
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Porcodotranstorno Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, I think the franchise is dead.

" When we released the Wii version of Klonoa, I was thinking about sequels and stuff, but apparently it didn't sell that well. So right now I'm not really thinking about any sequels."

-Hideo Yoshizawa

If they put him in the next SSB I'm pretty sure it will be just a trophy or something.
Namco will probably put PacMan in since he is basically the icon of videogames, It doesn't matter if Klonoa is cute or child friendly, I don't think he will ever get the attention he deserves.
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Aon-The-Bunny-Dog Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
*Sigh*....I never saw that Quote coming..... :iconsadnessplz:

You have to understand that I am a Huge fan of klonoa to the point that i'd consider it my favorite Video game franchise I've seen in my life.I loved everything about it; The story, the gameplay, the characters and even the whimsical atmosphere!

All I hope is that another (more devoted) development team has the chance to give Klonoa the franchise it deserves.

P.S. Although that quote may come from the Producer (of the Wii Remake), You never will know if the Creator hasn't given up on the franchise. So my hopes still remain high.
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
love the coloring..
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Porcodotranstorno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Vincentmrl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Klonoa is still alive, he has a lot cameos in namco's games and also they are doing the official webcomic, we just have to make Klonoa more famous and we could get Klonoa 3, I also bet that december 15 Namco will do something because it's Klonoa's 15th anniversary so maybe Namco was working on an extremely good new Klonoa 3 and wanted to release it the 15th, remembers me of what Nintendo did with skyward sword, 5 or more years in the works to make that awesome game. We don't have to wait, if we want something, we need to do something.
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Porcodotranstorno Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They didn't do anything for the 10th anniversary ( I think...), maybe the webcomic is what they did to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the series.
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Vincentmrl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
yes but for 15th anniversary they could do something better since it's 15th anniversary the 15th
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