During the Square Enix E3 2019 conference this Monday, we saw an announcement for the Nintendo Switch edition of  The Last Remnant Remastered, and it’s available now on the Nintendo eShop. This is the remaster of the 2008 original release by Square Enix, and the Nintendo Switch port is probably on the same level as the PlayStation 4 version, which you can also purchase here. Last year one of our TechRaptor writers had a chance to preview the PlayStation 4 edition and he came away significantly disappointed. Perhaps the title might do better on a platform such as the Nintendo Switch.

The story of The Last Remnant seems to have a traditional JRPG theme, with the world being at peace at first, or so it seemed. No one knew what darkness awaited our heroes. The powers of the Remnants slowly began to change the world’s balance. A rift formed little by little between those who ruled and those who obeyed. And so it was was the dawning of a new era, an era of countless frays that would be brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power. A thousand years later, the journey of one young man begins.

The Last Remnant has a rather colorful cast of main characters such as Rush Sykes, an 18-year-old Mitra young man, who lived on the isolated Eulam Island with his sister Irina Sykes. The Conqueror, a dauntless man who suddenly appeared and made his name known to the world in an instant by his overwhelming strength. Roeas, one of the Conqueror’s generals, of unknown age, a female warrior sworn to fight alongside the Conqueror in her adoration of his power.

The Nintendo Switch features beautifully enhanced graphics enabled by Unreal Engine 4, allowing for a more immersive and captivating adventure, as well as UI updates to make the game feel better than ever before on the Switch. The full game includes over 100 hours of playtime, with a unique morale system that changes the outcome of battles, and an intricate battle system where commands change depending on the status of allies and enemies.

The Last Remnant Remastered is now available for Nintendo Switch through the Nintendo eShop. You can also watch a featurette on the making of the remaster below.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2019 Coverage Hub.


Richard Costa

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Hack for hire, indentured egghead, maverick thoughtcriminal. Mainly interested in Western RPGs, first-person immersion, turn-based tactics, point-and-clickers, and card jousting.



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