Before Monolith Soft was developing the epic JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles, it was working with tri-Crescendo on Baten Kaitos.
Since the GameCube era – which saw the release of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean in 2004/05 and Baten Kaitos Origins in 2006, there’s been no sign of a return, apart from a cancelled Nintendo DS project.
So, will fans ever see this series make a comeback in any form? While there’s no concrete evidence just yet, Bandai Namco has recently registered two trademarks in Europe for both of the GameCube exclusives – this includes Origins and the Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean.
While trademarks don’t always necessarily mean certain games will make a return, there have been similar situations in the past where they have led to announcements or more trademark registrations.
Back in 2018, Monolith Soft artist Yasuyuki Honne said he would like to see Baten Kaitos 3 happen, as it was “in pre-production for a long time” before it was cancelled.
Could the return of the first two games perhaps be a way to revive the series ahead of an eventual third? Would you like to see Baten Kaitos return? Did you play the GameCube releases back in their prime? Share your thoughts down below.