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Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Announced for Nintendo Switch

Video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S. announced at the Nintendo Direct event the Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster, the return of the Nintendo GameCube classic franchise, coming to Nintendo Switch in High Definition this Summer.


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.

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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.


In the world of Baten Kaitos, equipment, weapons, magic, items, etc… possess “Magna Essence” that can be sealed on cards and returned to their original form when needed. Those cards are called “Magnus” and are completely unique to these games.

Each character has their own deck of “Magnus” cards that they can select to attack or heal.

The attack power is determined by the attributes and the combination of the cards which are randomly dealt from the deck.

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