The Baten Kaitos games are fairly well-regarded by gamers, but we haven’t had a new entry to the series for quite some time. That could all change though. Online gaming publication Siliconera recently had the chance to speak to Kensuke Tsukanaka, who is the director of Project X Zone 2, about whether we will ever see a new entry in the Baten Kaitos series or see it featured in Project X Zone. Here’s Tsukanaka fairly reasonable response.
“So, do you remember that KOS-MOS and T-elos, from Xenosaga, were in the first Project X Zone game? We didn’t include them just because Monolith Soft was developing Project X Zone, we put them in there because there were so many fans of their games on the team, and that they happened to make sense for the world of the game.
“The reason there’s not Baten Kaitos characters in the story is because they just didn’t seem to fit in anywhere. 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. 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!”