Gamers Are Encouraging Each Other To Buy Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series

Following a revitalized release of Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, series faithfuls are vying to sell the game well, complete with a hashtag.

Fans of classic PlayStation platformers will have fond memories of the charm and quirkiness of the Klonoa series. The platformer has been largely inactive since 2008, with the latest release being a Wii remake of the original Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. Of Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, this release will introduce the classic platformer series to a new generation of fans and nostalgic gamers. This Klonoa collection includes both the first and second games in one package, with releases on all modern systems.

While many fans were excited to revive the series, Bandai Namco was pretty quiet about the game until launch. Aside from the announcement trailer in a Nintendo Direct and a gameplay showcase for the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series, much of the marketing for the game was almost invisible. This is compounded by a statement from series producer Ryo Ishida noting that the IP could expand depending on the sales success of the remasters. With fans determined not to let the series die again due to low sales, many gamers are encouraging others to show their support and buy the game, coming up with a hashtag.

Klonoa fans started using Twitter to show their support for the game’s sale, from simple messages of encouragement to messages showing they bought the game. Fan art of Klonoa was also posted, asking gamers who have not yet purchased the game to do the same. In the process, a hashtag was also created on Twitter to gain traction, #KLONOASWEEP, after the ironic #MorbiusSweep meme.

With this hashtag, some Morbius memes have started mixing in the Klonoa fan art, with Klonoa herself even posing in a similar way to certain memes. While it’s not entirely clear whether these meme posts and the hashtag ultimately helped, the game managed to make it into Steam’s Top Sellers list, even beating another title published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Elden Ring, for a short time. .

According to early reports, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series managed to sell at least a million copies on Steam upon release, although this figure appears to be based on its previous performance in the Steam Best Seller category. It’s obvious that word of mouth at least helps the Klonoa series stand out despite the lack of advertising. This shows that fans really want Klonoa to succeed and not let the series fall into obscurity.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is now available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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