Klonoa - The Dream Traveler enters the ring!

RileyXY1

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#41
Most supporters seem to have lost their hope after the ballot for Smash 4, after all... And while we did get the movie announcement, People are still deeming the series as "still dead".


I remember Klonoa being a more "liked" choice than Pac-Man back then and even winning polls over him. Not saying more recconized but just more well-liked and requested, Probably due to Pac-Man going through his infamous "Dark Age" as I call it at the time...

But that's another story.

Ironically the movie WAS announced right after the final DLC for Smash 4 was finally unveiled.
However, the movie is currently in development hell.
 
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#42
However, the movie is currently in development hell.
It's more of the fact that Namco is a NDA heavy company and really hates anything regarding their projects being leaked out to the public before it's release or actual reveal, Honestly.

I know this because most VA's and game designers they have hired haven't been allowed to show what they've worked on or voice their character roles in public.
 
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#44
Good thing Sakurai uses an "Official Smash Ballot 2015" as a reference like King K. Rool, Simon, Chrom, Dark Samus, Richter, Ridley, and Isabelle getting confirmed
 
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#47
Welp. The direct happened.

No spirit or assist trophy. I’m getting worried we are going to get shafted again. And not to attack other supporters for other characters but I’m REALLY hoping they don’t go with Lloyd Irving.

It’s like Namco hates their early 2000’s platformers in general.
 

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#49
Hey guys, new tweets from Sakurai came in.


So, who are the lucky contestants? We'll just have to wait and see...
 
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#50
Hey guys, new tweets from Sakurai came in.


So, who are the lucky contestants? We'll just have to wait and see...
Late response but i don't know what nintendo choosing the DLC means for Klonoa, i know Sakurai has the final say but even then what are the chances? Yoshizawa has mentioned before that's it's pretty much impossible for him to make any move for Klonoa's inclusion and Sakurai would have to come to him to make an offer and that not being acquainted with him (like Kojima) makes it difficult, but rumors of a bamco rep being one of the DLC gives me some hope, lets all hope our boy makes it in this time.
 

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#51
I am just chiming in from the Isaac thread. I love the klonoa games and would love to have him in as the other bandai namco rep given my nostalgia with his games on the gameboy advance. So sign me up for support.
 

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#54
They renewed the trademark, they acknowledged the fan outcry, the stats match up.

It all adds up.
 
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#55
They renewed the trademark, they acknowledged the fan outcry, the stats match up.

It all adds up.
Nintendo were still the ones who picked the DLC characters out so try not to get your hopes TOO high up. Nevermind renewing trademarks doesn’t exactly mean much but you did bring up how a representative at Bamco acknowledged fans outcry on social media, telling them that our voices our heard.

All we can do is hope for the best, honestly.
 

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#57
Given that support immediately shifted towards other characters after Ridley and K. Rool's reveal, here's to hoping that those other Bamco guys getting in first will be the first step towards Klonoa getting some love.
Alongside Ms. Pac-Man, the poor gal is practically ignored across the board.
I don't know about anyone else but I don't consider Agumon and Klonoa rivals in the slightest. Klonoa is a Namco character and Agumon has always been Bandai.

My heart still belongs to Lloyd, first and foremost, but there's room enough in there for Klonoa, even now.
 
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#58
I don't know about anyone else but I don't consider Agumon and Klonoa rivals in the slightest. Klonoa is a Namco character and Agumon has always been Bandai.

My heart still belongs to Lloyd, first and foremost, but there's room enough in there for Klonoa, even now.
I fully agree with this. Sadly, people still think of potential newcomers as obstacles (including Agumon, who's just laughed off by the Pokémon fans).
 
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#59
I would say how I personally feel about the Tales series here, but I've already said them in the "Rate Their Chances" and I really don't want to be rude here.


I honestly wish Namco would utilize more of their actual IPs more or would at least stop neglecting their platformer franchises. (Especially doesn't make me feel better considering they literally ignored Pac-Man World for representing their main mascot.)
 
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