Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Releasing This Summer for Nintendo Switch

Two titles in one.
Two titles in one. Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster is launching on Nintendo Switch this summer. This game combines Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, released in 2003, and the prequel Baten Kaitos Origins, launched in 2006. This upcoming title is a remastered version and developed for the modern platform.

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster offers upgraded graphics and various new features designed to help players progress through the game. Basically, it makes Baten Kaitos easier to play than ever before.

Battle System

The remastered version features a unique battle system that uses special cards called as Magnus. In the world of Baten Kaitos, all items contain Magna Essence which can be stored in special cards and when used, allow the essence of items to return to their original form.

These cards are used in battles, which take place in real time. It challenges players to make quick decisions on which Magnus they're going to use at any given time. The battle system itself has more complex factors that they need to consider like the compatibility between the enemy and Magnus elements and combining Magnus to create special combos.

New Features

Players are introduced to new features aimed to ensure smoother gameplay. One of these are the six different adjustable parameters:

  • No encounters
    • Turn off random enemy encounters.
  • Instant KO
    • Enable enemies to be defeated with a single strike.
  • Game speed
    • Choose from three options:
      • 100%
      • 200%
      • 300%
  • Battle speed
    • Choose from three options:
      • 100%
      • 200%
      • 300%
  • Simple battle results display
    • Switch to a simpler display of mid-battle results after each turn.
  • Auto-battle
    • Enable battles to be played automatically.

Other new features are:

  • Autosave Feature
  • Help Feature
    • Check the meanings of key terms and how to play the game from within the system menu.
  • “NEW GAME +” Mode
    • This mode allows players to restart the game after clearing it once.
    • It carries across level, rank, and Magnus from the initial run.
  • “NEW GAME -” Mode
    • This mode applies restrictions on what is available for a much more difficult challenge.

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