Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct brought us news that the GameCube is finally coming to Nintendo Switch. To mark the return of GameCube, to fans’ delight Baten Kaitos is getting remasters. The classic JRPG from Bandai Namco is set to come back in the form of BATEN KAITOS™: ETERNAL WINGS AND THE LOST OCEAN, and BATEN KAITOS™ ORIGINS HD remasters.
Baten Kaitos I and II Remasters in The Works
The one and only one-winged angel of JRPGs is set to return this year, though no solid date has been announced. Baten Kaitos is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has migrated onto floating islands in the clouds. The remasters feature improved graphics and new features of progression. You can watch the announcement trailer below:
According to the official press release:
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 follows Kalas, who embarks on a journey to defeat the Alfard Empire, as he seeks revenge for his brother and grandfather. On the other hand, Baten Kaitos Origins is a prequel set 20 years before the story of the first title. This will be the first time it will be released in Europe.
Moreover, Baten Kaitos remasters seem to boast better graphics and a much-improved UI. There are also tons of new accessibility options to make the gameplay fun and easier for new players. The remasters are set to release in the summer of 2023.
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