Remember the Baiten Kaitos games back on Gamecube? They were unique RPGs that used a card-based battling system. It seems like publisher Namco-Bandai still hasn’t forgotten about the series, and is looking to fans to decide if revisiting the universe would be worth another shot. In an interview with Siliconera, Namco’s Kensuke Tsukanaka was speaking about the new Project X Zone 2 when he brought up the old series.
“As for [Baten Kaitos] itself outside of Project X Zone, well, I can’t really say much about that yet, but I think we need some substantial feedback from fans before moving forward with a project like that.” Tsukanaka said, “What do they want to see from it? What platform do they want to see it on? If we can gather more voices for Baten Kaitos, then maybe we can start something with Bandai Namco Entertainment. That’s about all I can say right now!”
Baiten Kaitos and its prequel Baiten Kaitos Origins were released only for Gamecube in 2004 and 2006 respectively. The games were developed by Monolith Soft, developer of the Xenoblade games. Back then, Monolith Soft was owned by Namco– it wasn’t until 2007 that the studio was bought by Nintendo. It seems Namco-Bandai still owns the Baiten Kaitos IP and would be in control of any future games. If you were a fan of these cult classics, make your voice heard to Namco! Would be willing to put your support behind a future Baiten Kaitos game?