Update [Tue 20th Jun, 2023 10:20 BST]: European fans will need to wait an extra day to get their hands on Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster, as this pair of enhanced versions will be coming to Switch on 15th September.

Bandai Namco EU confirmed the news on Twitter, sharing the above trailer. It's also worth noting that, at the moment, the physical version seems to only be available in Asia (via PlayAsia) and at GAME in the UK. If a physical version becomes available in the US, or anything changes, we'll let you know.

Original article [Tue 20th Jun, 2023 02:05 BST]: At the Nintendo Direct in February, Bandai Namco revealed it would be releasing Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster at some point later this year on the Switch.

Now, according to Bandai Namco's Southeast Asia YouTube channel, this two-in-one RPG collection will launch on 14th September 2023. As part of this announcement, Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer. As we previously noted, this game is based on the earlier work of Monolith Soft (known during the Switch generation for the Xenoblade Chronicles series).

This upcoming release will contain Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and its prequel Baten Kaitos Origins (known as Baten Kaitos II: Beginning of the Wings and the Heir of the Gods in Japan). Here's a bit about what else you can expect from the PR:

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 edges participants closer to victory. Players will take the role of a Guardian Spirit and guide 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 embark on a journey to defeat the Alfard Empire.
- Baten Kaitos Origins takes place 20 years before the events of the first game. The story involves Sagi, a spiriter that has a connection with Guardian Spirits who is part of the Dark Service, an elite unit of the Alfard Empire. Sagi sets on a journey to clear his name after being framed, and to unveil the empire’s secrets.

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