A juicy new rumour seems to be doing the rounds, which if true, could be incredibly exciting and fairly surprising at the same time. Exputer is reporting from their sources that Bandai Namco and Xenoblade Chronicles developer Monolith Soft have been working together to produce a remake of the GameCube game Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean to the Nintendo Switch with Nintendo overseeing the project. We have already heard that Bandai Namco is working on a Nintendo game from one of their job listings on their official website. Bandai Namco also trademarked the game back in the summer of 2021 here in Europe. As always this news is clearly marked as a rumour at present and no official announcement has been made by any of the studios mentioned.
“Now, however, sources have confirmed that the first Baten Kaitos game is getting a remake exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. eXputer has seen graphical evidence of the title under development but is unable to share any of it publicly at this moment in time.”
“Sources have also said that the release date for this remake is planned to be sometime in the summer of 2023 and that a reveal is possible during this year’s E3.”
“Moreover, the remake is in the works by the game’s original developer Monolith Studio— a Nintendo-owned company — right alongside Bandai Namco. Additionally, Nintendo is involved in the new remake and will work with the two developers to oversee the title’s development.”