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Bandai Namco trademarks Mr. Driller Encore, Klonoa Encore, and other ‘Encore’ titles in Japan.

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Bandai Namco Entertainment filed trademarks for various new “Encore” titles in Japan on September 4. One of the trademarks—Mr. Driller Encore—also includes a logo.

“Encore” is the subtitle Bandai Namco has given to two recent remasters. Katamari Damacy remaster Katamari Damacy Reroll, which launched for Switch and PC in December 2018, is titled Katamari Damacy Encore in Japan. And the recently announced Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore for Switch, which is due out in spring 2020 in Japan, is based on the Wii title Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Wii Deluxe.

The full list of new “Encore” title trademarks includes:
Unrelated to the “Encore” trademarks, a trademark for “Rise of New Champions” was also filed by applicant Shueisha and representative Bandai Namco Entertainment, suggesting it might be the subtitle of an upcoming Jump property video game.
 

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Like SEGA, Namco has a gigantic back catalog that deserves to be revisited. Where's my Ace Driver, Rave Racer, Xevious 3D, Tekken 2, and Time Crisis guys, and where's The Outfoxies?

Also they created one of my favorite puzzle games ever, Aqua Rush:

 
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I AM READY TO WAHOO
 

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I AM READY TO WAHOO

There is too little Klonoa in our lives. We need more.

Also they need to remaster Klonoa 2 and the GBA games. Fuck, just give me a direct ROM rip on a disc and I will cry tears of happiness. After the cancellation of the film, we need a good jolly wahoo.
 
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I have Wagyan Land on Super Famicom but it's tough to progress past the quizzes (I don't speak Japanese).

Mr. Driller has my attention, and this reminds me I need to finally play my Wii copy of Klonoa.
 
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Klonoa remaster would be great but what i would love the most is a new Klonoa game! That franchise deserved many more chances than Namco gave it.
 
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If these are all back catalogue titles that they are released, I have to say I am really impressed with Japan publishers, they are doing a great job of bring their old games to the present.
C'mon EA, hurry up and release your old console games already!!!!!!!!!!!!!