People, they’ve performed it once more. A loose-lipped scores board (through Gematsu) has leaked the existence of possible PC ports of the lately introduced remasters of Baten Kaitos 1 and Baten Kaitos Origins, that means the pair of traditional GameCube JRPGs can be part of the Teapot Dome Scandal and the Vela Incident within the checklist of ‘issues governmental our bodies have tried and failed to cover’. 

The actual shock is that it was South Africa’s scores board that did it as a substitute of South Korea’s. Although to be truthful, I assume the latter is busy being razed to its foundations by indignant followers of anime nudity. You could find the ranking (as a downloadable spreadsheet) right here. Be aware the sizeable tag that reads “PC Game” subsequent to the Baten Kaitos entry.

The Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 HD Remaster is at present solely introduced for the Nintendo Swap, and is ready to launch on that platform on September 14 this yr. Except South Africa’s scores board has acquired its wires crossed—or it is enjoying an elaborate prank—the discharge of a PC port would be the first time the collection has been free of its Nintendo console jail.

For those who’ve acquired no concept what a “Baten Kaitos” is and are frankly unnerved by how I hold repeating it, here is a breakdown. They’re JRPGs with a fast-paced fight system that sees you chain collectively card-based skills to realize combos and overcome your foes. They’re very fairly, in that old-school pre-rendered background JRPG means, and the remastered variations are coming with a bunch of high quality of life adjustments to make issues a bit smoother for the fragile sensibilities of the fashionable gamer. Additionally, the eShop description says it takes place in a world where folks have chosen to “abandon the land and dwell within the sky,” which I too would select to do if I may.

That is nice information, when you ask me. I’ve by no means had the pleasure of enjoying a Baten Kaitos game, however I’ve heard folks jaw about them for about so long as I have been on-line. The primary game acquired its western launch date in 2004 (2005 in Europe), whereas Origins—a prequel—got here out in 2006, and had been each usually well-liked. Since then, they’ve languished on GameCube, forcing PC gamers like our personal Wes Fenlon to show to emulators like Dolphin to play them within the trendy period. It’s going to be good to see them free of the grasp of a lifeless console technology.