Today Bandai Namco announced the release date of its upcoming JRPG bundle Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster.
While for now it's confirmed only for Japan, the game is coming exclusively for Nintendo Switch on September 14, 2023. Usually, Bandai Namco is very quick at localizing games and releasing them at a similar timeframe in North America and Europe compared to Japan, so I expect the related announcement to come soon enough.
In the meanwhile, you can watch the trailer below.
Developed by Monolith Soft and Tri-Crescendo and released respectively in 2003 and 2006 on GameCube, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins have quite a cult following, so it's nice to know that Baten Kaitos I & II Remastered is coming soon. If you'd like to know more, you can watch the original reveal, made at a Nintendo Direct in February 2023.
Here's how the publisher describes them:
Two JRPG masterpieces return. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins are back with improved graphics and new features to aid game progression, making them even easier to play!
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.
The remaster will include additional settings (Encounter cancel, Instant KO, Gameplay Speed, Battle Speed, Simplified battle results display, and Auto Battle), an autosave feature, an help feature, a New Game Plus, and a more challenging New Game Minus.