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Klonoa, Splatter House & Mr. Driller Remasters Coming Soon, Trademark Confirms

Fans of the classic series of platform games Klonoa, very popular in the 90s and 2000s with titles for Nintendo and Sony consoles, could be in luck soon, since Bandai Namco has registered the patent of different licenses but with the term ‘Encore’ in common.

For those who know what we are talking about, Bandai Namco registered a few days ago in Japanese territory several licenses of some known franchises, which had as common denominator the word ‘Encore’ in their title, a word that in recent years has been associated with Remasters such as Katamari Damacy Reroll, which in Japan is known as Katamari Damacy Encore, or the most recently announced Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore that will release on Switch in spring 2020 in Japan.

Therefore, it is taken for granted that we would be facing remastering or even remakes of several licenses that we have detailed below, and among which the Klonoa brand stands out.

Genpei Touma Den Encore
Klonoa Encore
Mr. Driller Encore
Splatter House Encore
Wagyan Land Encore

As you can see, in the list we can find links to take a look at the trademarks of each of the works that have been presented. If Western players are familiar with the Klonoa, Mr. Driller or Splatter House licenses, Genpei Touma Den is an action game of the PC-Engine released in 1986, and Wagyan Land is a series of 2D platform games having never released outside of Japan.

Still related to brands but not to “Encore”, Bandai Namco also recorded “Rise of New Champions” with Shueisha. This means that this may be the subtitle of some game of Jump property.

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