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Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Hits Switch This September

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Hits Switch This SeptemberGood news for fans of classic JRPGs: remasters of Baten Kaitos I & II are set to hit the Switch this September 14.

The games, developed by Monolith Soft and tri-Crescendo, were originally released on GameCube in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Says Nintendo:

Two JRPG masterpieces return. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins are back with improved graphics and new features to aid game progression, making them even easier to play!

A long time ago, there was a great conflict between the evil god and the people. After a fierce battle, the people managed to seal off the evil god, but what was left behind was only a desolate land. The people thus chose to abandon the land and live in the sky.

Such fairy tales were passed down as legends. At this time, people had wings called Wings of the Heart and lived a peaceful life. It was an era of long-lasting tranquility. …But the collapse had quietly begun.

When a young man calls your name, the name of the spirit, the story begins to unfold. A story set on a floating continent in the sky, where thoughts and prayers intersect.

Both games feature turn-based combat that uses a card-based system.

Source: Crunchyroll

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.