Author: Samuel Moreno 08-05-21
Baten Kaitos was the exclusive RPG for the Nintendo Gamecube, which appeared in 2003 and had a preset for 2006. Both games were developed to be cult before merging with Bandai.
After a few years when I knew nothing about this series. Bandai Namco seems to be preparing its return, or many have already theorized when they discovered that the company had registered the name Baten Kaitos in Europe.
Although this could only be a register to preserve name rights. There may also be a future opportunity to have a Baten Kaitos remaster on the consoles of the current generation.
After all, it’s been in vogue for a few years now that various old games have an improved version to test whether players would be interested and so they could continue to take advantage of the series.
Interestingly, Bandai Namco will be present at the next E3 2021, which will be in June. Perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to surprise us all with the return of Baten Kaitos.
It wouldn’t be the first time a Japanese company has decided to return to the cult RPG. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Tales of Vesperia, the final edition was released with unpublished content and many improvements with which it was updated.
Baten Kaitos had almost a third meal
The RPG was characterized primarily by a game system based on the use of cards called “magnus,” which will be used during games to perform all sorts of actions. Both titles are ranked among the most beautiful games on the Gamecube.
After the presentation of the pre-story entitled: “Baten Kaitos: Origins”. Namco and developer Monolith Soft started working on the third game. The existence of this title was made known Yasuyuki Honne, director of both deliveries, in 2018.
Honne said the following:
Namco (now Bandai Namco) worked on a sequel to the pre-production phase immediately after the release of Baten Kaitos II, but just before the third game could become a reality, the story came to an end due to the circumstances of the parties involved.
Yasuyuki Honne, director of Baten Kaitos