Folks, they've done it again. A communicative ratings lath (via Gematsu) has leaked the actuality of acceptable PC ports of the afresh appear remasters of Baten Kaitos 1 and Baten Kaitos Origins, acceptation the brace of archetypal GameCube JRPGs can accompany the Teapot Arch Aspersion and the Vela Adventure in the account of 'things authoritative bodies accept approved and bootless to hide'.
The absolute abruptness is that it was South Africa's ratings lath that did it instead of South Korea's. Admitting to be fair, I assumption the closing is active actuality razed to its foundations by affronted admirers of anime nudity. You can acquisition the appraisement (as a downloadable spreadsheet) here. Agenda the abundant tag that reads "PC Game" abutting to the Baten Kaitos entry. Aboriginal Etrian Odyssey, now this? We're actuality spoiled.
The Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 HD Remaster is currently alone appear for the Nintendo Switch, and is set to absolution on that belvedere on September 14 this year. Unless South Africa's ratings lath has got its affairs crossed—or it's arena an busy prank—the absolution of a PC anchorage will be the aboriginal time the alternation has been freed from its Nintendo animate prison.
If you've got no abstraction what a "Baten Kaitos" is and are bluntly debilitated by how I accumulate repeating it, here's a breakdown. They're JRPGs with a fast-paced action arrangement that sees you alternation calm card-based abilities to accomplish combos and affected your foes. They're very pretty, in that old-school pre-rendered accomplishments JRPG way, and the remastered versions are advancing with a agglomeration of affection of activity changes to accomplish things a bit smoother for the aerial sensibilities of the avant-garde gamer. Also, the eShop description says it takes abode in a apple area bodies accept called to "abandon the acreage and alive in the sky," which I too would accept to do if I could.
That's abundant news, if you ask me. I've never had the amusement of arena a Baten Kaitos game, but I've heard bodies jaw about them for about as continued as I've been online. The aboriginal bold got its western absolution date in 2004 (2005 in Europe), while Origins—a prequel—came out in 2006, and were both about well-liked. Back then, they've languished on GameCube, banishment PC players like our own Wes Fenlon to about-face to emulators like Dolphin to comedy them in the avant-garde era. It'll be acceptable to see them freed from the butt of a asleep animate generation.