The Serie Klonoa may return in the near future. Bandai Namco has in fact registered the trademarks “Waffuu Encore” e “1 & 2 Encore” in Japan, which would seem to suggest remastered versions of the earlier chapters.
It is not the first time that there is talk of a possible return of the “Traveler of Dreams”. In fact, in September 2019 the software house had registered, also in Japan, the Klonoa of the Wind brand, which had fueled the hopes of fans for a new chapter.
The trademarks registered by Bandai Namco a few hours ago, “Waffuu Encore” and “1 & 2 Encore” would seem to suggest reissues instead. In fact, the term “Encore” is often used by the company as a subtitle for the remasters it publishes in the Rising Sun. For example Katamary Damacy Reroll is called “Katamari Damacy Encore” in Japan.
“Waffuu” is the recurring slogan used by Klonoa in the Japanese versions of the games in which he is the protagonist, while “1 & 2 Encore” could indicate a collection which includes both Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil, released in Europe in 1998 and 2001.
At this point we just have to wait for official news from Bandai Namco. What do you think? Would you like to replay the first chapters of Klonoa, perhaps waiting for a brand new adventure?