Both games in the Baten Kaitos series will be remastered for Switch. Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster will arrive this year as a single version, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

The game was showcased during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, which aired on Wednesday.

It will contain HD versions of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and its prequel Baten Kaitos Origins, both originally released for the GameCube.

Nintendo’s official announcement regarding the game reads as follows: “The wings of the heart take flight again. A remastered collection of the two Baten Kaitos games, originally released for the Nintendo GameCube console, is coming to Nintendo Switch.”

“These emotional journeys feature a distinctive card-based RPG system where split-second decisions bring you one step closer to victory.”

“What revelations will see the day in the heavens above and in the lands below? Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean was released on GameCube in 2003 and was developed specifically for the console as its library lacked JRPGs.

The game controls a “guardian spirit” unseen character who guides the protagonist Kalas and his party through a kingdom floating in the clouds.

It was followed by Baten Kaitos Origins in 2006, which follows a similar structure but this time with a different protagonist, Sagi.

Both games were developed by Monolith Soft, which would later develop the Xenoblade series.

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