Yay! The latest Nintendo Power has confirmed a North American localization of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (under the abbreviated moniker of Klonoa), and the good news doesn't stop there. For example:
- The magazine states that Namco Bandai has settled on keeping the more chibi of its two designs for our eponymous hero, meaning Klonoa won't be made to look like about a million other cute, generic platform anthropomorphs. The elongated ears stay!
- Pleasingly, there will be a sensible range of control options, allowing you to rock a side-on Wiimote (surely the closest to how the PS1-era originals were enjoyed), a Cube pad, or the Classic Controller.
- Apparently, there has been much discussion of sequels and remakes; let's hope the game's weak sales in Japan don't affect any plans to follow through on this!
[Via Go Nintendo]