Bandai Namco has filed a new application for the trademark for Baten Kaitos Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins in the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Though there is no guarantee that they’re currently working on something like a remastered version of the games, it could be an early indication of their interest in doing it.
Co-developed by Monolith Soft and Tri-Crescendo, Baten Kaitos was originally released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003 (2004 in North America, and 2005 in Europe). Controlling a guardian spirit, you must guide Kalas through a kingdom in the clouds in his vengeance against the Empire.
Baten Kaitos Origins was released for the same system in 2006 and told a story from 20 years prior. As the young Sagi works for the elite unit Dark Service, he takes the fall in a mysterious conspiracy. Together with a Paramachina called Guillo and a young woman called Milly, he now has to search for the truth behind the political machinations in the Alfard Empire.
One unique aspect of the game was that its combat system was card-based. Both consumable and equipable items were turned into Magnus cards, some of which would be used to complete quests while others would be put in a deck for the battles. With the cards numbered, using specific sequences would lead to increasing effects.
Also, one thing to keep in mind is that Baten Kaitos Origins was never released in Europe. Also, a DS entry had originally been announced in 2004, but it was silently canceled and the series hasn’t had another game released since 2006. There haven’t been any re-releases before either.
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