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Jan 182023

Nearly two years ago, we discussed the possibility of Baten Kaitos returning thanks to new trademarks filed in Europe.

What stood out the most about these trademarks was that Bandai Namco filed trademarks for both Baten Kaitos games despite Origins never being released in Europe.

Now it’s time to hope for Baten Kaitos news once again, because a new rumor claims a Baten Kaitos remake is in development.

Rumors from anonymous sources should always be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s worth noting that the person who wrote the article seems quite confident in these sources, saying they’ve seen evidence of the remake in development and that it is “one hundred percent happening.”

According to this rumor, it is a Switch-exclusive remake of at least the first Baten Kaitos (possibly a bundle with Origins), being developed by Monolith Soft for a summer 2023 release.

Baten Kaitos is niche enough that it would be an odd choice to make up a false leak about, though it’s not impossible. Still, I’m hopeful that this leak is legitimate.

Adding fuel to the fire, fans on Reddit pointed out that Baten Kaitos director Yasuyuki Honne seemingly moved back to Monolith Soft’s main office in Tokyo despite not working on Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Another fan noted that Baten Kaitos Origins scenario writer Koh Kojima is not involved with the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC (mentioned in a developer interview) despite being a director for every other Xenoblade title.

So here’s what we have:

  • Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins trademarks from two years ago, in a region where Origins was never released
  • A leaker claiming to be 100% sure a Baten Kaitos remake is in development
  • Two prominent staff members involved with Baten Kaitos who can be inferred to be working on something other than Xenoblade

None of this is proof, but when you look at it all together, I think we have a decent shot of actually getting Baten Kaitos remake news. Between that and the potential for a Ghost Trick remaster, I have my fingers crossed that the next Nintendo Direct will be an exciting one.

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  4 Responses to “Baten Kaitos Remake Rumors Surface”

  1. I never did beat Baten Kaitos… if the remaster actually cleaned up a few things, I would definitely be more likely to give it a shot again! Though a faithful remake would be fun too.

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