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Baten Kaitos I & II Soar Onto Switch September 14th

Artwork for Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster.

Dust off your cards and spread your wings! Bandai Namco has announced that Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster, Monolith Soft’s classic card-based RPGs, are coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 14th worldwide. The company debuted a new trailer for the upcoming release.

Check out the new features added to the collection in the preview below:

New features for the Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster include:

  • “Instant KO” feature that allows you to kill enemies in one attack
  • 300% speed applied to in out and of battles
  • Remove battles completely with the “No Encounters” feature
  • Magnus card sorting function
  • Help function to help with progress

The Asian physical release of the games will include an early bonus digital artbook. It will contain designs old and new, from the game design documents to the latest release!

Learn about the duology with Bandai Namco’s description:

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 – edging participants closer to victory. Players will take the role of a Guardian Spirit and guide 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 embark on a journey to defeat the Alfard Empire.

BATEN KAITOS ORIGINS takes place 20 years before the events of the first game. The story involves Sagi, a spiriter who has a connection with Guardian Spirits and is part of the Dark Service – an elite unit of the Alfard Empire. Sagi sets on a journey to clear his name after being framed, and to unveil the empire’s secrets.

Both games were originally released individually for the Nintendo GameCube as Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins. You can check out our original thoughts on the former and the latter. Stay tuned to RPGFan as the HD remaster soars closer to launch!

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Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper is a news writer for RPGFan. He has an unhealthy obsession with the Xeno franchise, especially Xenosaga. He runs a podcast about the series in his free time and sometimes works on fan projects. Tyler would die happy if Xenosaga Episode IV was announced. Besides Xeno, Tyler enjoys watching anime, his favorite being Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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