In a long-awaited announcement, Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Baten Kaitos I and II HD Remaster will be launching on the Nintendo Switch on September 14, 2023. The remastered versions of these beloved RPG classics promise an exhilarating return to the skies above and the lost ocean below.
Originally released for the GameCube in the early 2000s, the Baten Kaitos series is fondly remembered for its unique blending of JRPG and card game elements, enchanting story, and compelling characters. The HD remaster is being developed by Logicalbeat Co. Ltd., a company founded in 2016 known for their dedication to revitalizing classic games for modern audiences.
Baten Kaitos I and II HD Remaster Story
Set in a world where people live in the sky and are equipped with Wings of the Heart, the Baten Kaitos series tells a tale of tranquility, but hints at an impending collapse. The lore, passed down as legends, speaks of a great conflict between the evil god and the people, leaving behind a desolate land that the people chose to abandon.
Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Gameplay
The gameplay in Baten Kaitos is a unique fusion of RPG and card game elements. Items, magic, weapons, and equipment in the game possess “Magna Essence” that can be sealed on cards, called “Magnus”, and returned to their original form when needed. Characters have their own deck of Magnus cards, which they can select to attack or heal during gameplay. The attack power is determined by the attributes and the combination of the cards, which are randomly dealt from the deck.
Baten Kaitos I and II HD Remaster Improvements
The HD remaster of Baten Kaitos I & II will feature improved graphics and new features to aid game progression, making it even more accessible for new players. With the launch date now officially set for September 14, 2023, fans old and new alike will soon have the chance to experience the unique world of Baten Kaitos once again, or for the very first time.
As September 14 draws closer, keep an eye on our website as well Bandai Namco’s official channels for further updates and insights into the Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster.