Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster will be returning the series for the Nintendo Switch this year in High Definition. The classic games featured on the Nintendo GameCube will be ported and releasing both games for players on the modern platform. The Baten Kaitos series will allow players to experience the classic RPG and will allow new players to enjoy timeless gameplay with this stunning remaster for both games.
The Baten Kaitos is a Japanese RPG series game where the player takes on the role of a guardian spirit that interacts with the protagonist. The game was developed by Monolift Soft and tri-Crescendo and published by Namco for GameCube.
The first game was originally released in Japan in 2003, with the 2nd game as a prequel released in 2006. The game features a magic card system involving in-game items that are stored in the format, ranging from food to weapons and Armor, which must be managed.
Baten Kaitos Returns for the Switch Remastered
Video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S. announced today Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster, the return of the Nintendo GameCube classic franchise, is coming to the Nintendo Switch console in High Definition this Summer. Here is the trailer for the newly remastered return of the iconic RPG series, including both games for the Nintendo Switch.
Players will have the opportunity to discover or rediscover the emotional journeys of the BATEN KAITOS series, which features distinct card-based RPG systems that allow for split-second decisions that edge participants closer to victory. Players will take the role of a Guardian Spirit, guiding each game’s protagonist and their companions through their journey.
BATEN KAITOS: ETERNAL WINGS AND THE LOST OCEAN tells the story of Kalas, who, while seeking revenge for the death of his brother and grandfather, meets Xelha as both get embarked on a journey to defeat the Alfard Empire.
BATEN KAITOS ORIGINS, which is releasing for the first time in Europe, takes place 20 years before the events of the first game. Sagi, a spiriter that has a connection with Guardian Spirits, is part of the Dark Service, an elite unit of Alfard Empire. He sets on a journey to clear his name after being framed and unveiling the secrets of the empire.
The unique collectible card game will be a nostalgic ride for fans of the series, but it’s fantastic that the game will be available for a whole range of new players. The gameplay featured in the trailer will excite players that love RPG titles, and the 4th wall interactions will make Baten Kaitos offer an experience most aren’t familiar with. The original games were rated highly when they were first released, and it will be interesting to see if this will still be the case for the remastered release, especially with the new features added to help game progression.
Baten Kaitos™ I & II HD Remaster will be released during Summer 2023 for Nintendo Switch. More announcements regarding the release date are expected soon.
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SOURCE: Bandai Namco