Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Now on PC

Monolith Soft's classic RPG series "Baten Kaitos" is now officially on PC! Originally released as a Nintendo GameCube exclusive series; Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos II made their way to the Nintendo Switch in 2023 as an HD Remastered Collection, featuring quality of life upgrades, updated backgrounds, UI, textures, and more. The PC version is based off of the same Switch remaster, and includes all of the upgrades made for the HD version. This, however, also means that the game contains Japanese audio only, as the English dub was removed for this rerelease.

As for Monolith Soft themselves, they are most well known for being the developers behind games like Xenogears (while with Square-Enix), Xenosaga, Xenoblade, as well as the crossover series of Namco X Capcom, Super Robot Wars OG: Endless Frontier (and it's sequel), and later Project X Zone 1 & 2. Baten Kaitos was a unique turn based RPG created using their signature storytelling style, while also blending card game like mechanics into the combat. 

Those who buy the game during it's first month of release will also receive the "Month 1 Edition" of the game, which includes a Digital Artbook.

For more information, check out the official release information from the Steam page, as well as the new trailer.

About via Steam:

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins are now on Steam with improved graphics and new features to aid game progression, making them even easier to play!

Delve into the world of Baten Kaitos as you strategize with the unique card-based battle system in these two immersive RPG masterpieces. Play as a guardian spirit who guides the colorful cast as they struggle against destiny itself.

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.

Unique Magnus Battle System

In the world of Baten Kaitos, the true essences of all manner of things, including equipment and items, can be extracted and stored inside cards called magnus. A magnus' contents can be released at any time, returning the magna essence sealed inside to its original form.

These magnus form the basis of the Baten Kaitos battle system.
Battles run in real time, so you'll need to employ quick thinking to select the right magnus for the situation.

Strategize against enemies of various elements using elemental magnus of your own,
and experiment with mixing and matching different magnus to discover and unlock powerful combo attacks!

Vivid Graphics Remastered in HD

The two titles have been fully remastered in HD, including retouched battle backgrounds, character graphics, and UI.
Enjoy Baten Kaitos with even more vibrant visuals.
・ Aspect ratio expanded from 4:3 to 16:9 for play on wider screens!
・ Main character and boss graphics have been completely renewed in vivid detail!
・ All-new menu screens! Enjoy smoother gameplay with refreshed menu layouts, newly added sorting features, and more.
Pre-existing graphics have been used for in-game maps as well as some screens and character models.

New Features for Better Gameplay

Along with improved graphics, the features below have been added to make game progression much smoother!
・ Auto-save feature
・ Help menu containing terminology and hints for progressing through the game
・ New Game+ mode, unlocked after clearing the game once, which starts a new game while retaining all magnus, levels, and ranks
・ New Game- mode, a mode with level restrictions for an extra thrilling challenge
Six new game system options have now been added, including adjustable game speeds and no-encounter mode.
Save your settings as a Custom Set and turn them on or off at any time. 

Month 1 Edition:

Digital Artbook
This digital collection is loaded with concept art, character designs, historical documents, and the latest visuals for Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins!

*The bonus applies to purchases made by July 17, 2024 2:59 PM PDT | 11:59 PM CEST | July 18 6:59 AM JST.
*The digital artbook comes as a separate file from the main game.
*The bonus may be made available again at a later date.
*The content of the digital artbook is in Japanese.


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