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Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Stealth Released on Steam

The Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster are now available on Steam via a stealth drop. There is also a launch sale, which will end on July 1, 2024. [Thanks, Wario64!]

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You can watch the Steam launch trailer for Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster here:

The remastered versions originally came out on September 15, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch. You can read our review of it here. However, the original iteration of the first game came out in 2003 for the Nintendo GameCube. The sequel came out several years later in 2006, also for the GameCube.

The series was a joint effort between tri-Crescendo and Monolith Soft. Monolith Soft would later go on to develop the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Meanwhile, tri-Crescendo co-developed Tales games post Zestiria. It also developed Eternal Sonata and Digimon World Re:Digitize.

Baten Kaitos is an RPG series in which players assume the role of a guardian spirit who guides the protagonist and his party in an adventure across an aerial kingdom. Cards play an important part of the game. They’re not only the foundation for the battle system, but they’re also plot devices, as well as how you manage your items.

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster are readily available for the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.

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